Glenn Beck: Stewart's Message Was Same as Mine

Says the themes are identical: "We need to come together as a nation'
By Aaron Cowan,  Newser User
Posted Nov 1, 2010 7:32 PM CDT Posted Nov 1, 2010 7:32 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Nov 1, 2010 8:25 PM CDT

(User Submitted) – Glenn Beck has apparently decided that Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear wasn't really that bad after all. In fact, Beck announced on his show tonight that "it’s basically the same message that I gave on 8/28—of course on 8/28 we spoke a lot about God at our rally—but the theme was ... we need to come together as a nation, in truth." He goes on to explain the problem with the non-partisan rally: It was 'co-opted" by the likes of Arianna Huffington and Barack Obama, which turned it into a "campaign stop."

Initially Beck appeared to have misgivings about the rally, claiming that Stewart was using it to "activate" American youth. Mediaite notes that for his part, Stewart seemed to see common ground as well, saying of Beck in a previous interview, "We actually share quite a bit in common in terms of, not point of view necessarily, but reason for being." Stewart went on to add, "I very much wanted to avoid the idea that [the march] would be a reaction to him." Read the full article. (But whose rally was bigger? Click here to find out.)

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