Sanity Rally

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Stewart Dons Boxing Gear, Spars With Rally Critics

But, he insists, rally wasn't about what they say it was about

(Newser) - Jon Stewart busted out the boxing gear for last night’s Daily Show , where he took criticism (via video clips) from Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, and Bill Maher for his Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear . Their anger at Stewart—for, as Olbermann put it, creating “a false equivalence... More »

Take a Ride on the HuffPo 'Sanity Buses'

Two people write about their NY-DC treks

(Newser) - Adrianne Jeffries and Chadwick Matlin both rode the free Huffington Post buses to yesterday’s Rally to Restore Sanity , but they had vastly different experiences. Jeffries woke up at 3:50am with one thought on her mind: “This sucks.” She shlepped to “the far side of Queens,... More »

So Just How Big Was the Sanity Rally?

Bigger than Glenn Beck's rally ... maybe

(Newser) - The question on everyone’s mind today: Just how many people attended yesterday’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear? Some estimates:
  • At the rally, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage of Mythbusters estimated the crowd at 150,000, according to Talking Points Memo .
  • An MTV spokesperson told the Washington City
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Stewart's Schtick Didn't Galvanize Dems

Politico: Rally was a very funny political failure

(Newser) - The Democrats may not be laughing come election day. This weekend's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear was a comedic success, but a strategic failure, argue James Hohmann, Marin Cogan, and Byron Tau on Politico . By putting parody above partisan politics, Jon Stewart denied the left a "galvanizing moment"... More »

Obama, Stewart 'Not Very Funny'

President soberly defends record, appeals to young viewers to vote

(Newser) - Critics are predictably split on President Obama's much-hyped Daily Show appearance last night, but no one seems to think he single-handedly saved—or doomed—Democrats:
  • Though Jon Stewart and Obama are both funny in their own ways, they managed "to not be very funny together for the show's entire
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Details of 'Rally to Restore Sanity' Leak

Parks service releases itinerary

(Newser) - Good news for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert: They finally have a permit for their Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive! The bad news: The National Parks service released the itinerary for the event, something Comedy Central has taken pains not to reveal. The whole thing is over... More »

Jon Stewart Rally Gets NYT Shout-Out, Via Crossword

Guess we know whose side the Times is on

(Newser) - The Rally to Restore Sanity can count among its supporters Oprah Winfrey , Larry King , and now Will Shortz. The New York Times crossword editor threw in eight clues relating to Jon Stewart (an avid crossword fan), Stephen Colbert, and their joint rally in yesterday’s puzzle, Reuters reports. Just another... More »

Jon Stewart Kicks Off DC Week

'Daily Show' ramps up excitement for Saturday rally

(Newser) - Jon Stewart kicked off the Daily Show’s week in Washington, DC, by weighing in on—what else?—the Juan Williams-NPR controversy. The obvious problem? Williams violated NPR’s “never-say-anything-interesting policy,” says correspondent Samantha Bee. And, considering Fox News was quick to jump all over NPR as soon... More »

Jon Stewart's Sanity Rally Goes Global

Events scheduled in 67 countries

(Newser) - Jon Stewart's spoofy political Rally to Restore Sanity is headed toward world domination. Some 800 Sanity demonstrations in 67 nations are being planned around the globe to coincide with the Daily Show host's DC demonstration this Saturday. Sanity marchers will gather from Paris to Mt. Everest's base camp in Nepal.... More »

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