Obama to Hit the Daily Show

President will guest days before rally—sorry, Glenn Beck
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Suggested by MarionRozelle
Posted Oct 20, 2010 9:04 AM CDT

(Newser) – Glenn Beck is probably not a fan of the upcoming Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert rally as it is—but his head is really “going to explode when he hears this:” President Obama will be a guest on the Daily Show just days before the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. “So much for arguing this rally is not political,” writes Glynnis MacNicol on Mediaite.

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It's tough not to interpret this as an endorsement on behalf of the president of the United States, MacNicol continues, “and simultaneously a slam against both Glenn Beck and Fox News and in the broader sense against the hyperbolic, race-to-the-bottom coverage Obama has been receiving from various parts of the media.” Obama’s segment—his first on the show as president—will be taped Oct. 27, the New York Times reports; the rally is Oct. 30.
(Read more Jon Stewart rally stories.)

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