There’s a battle going down between Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, sorta. Stewart began teasing out an announcement the last few weeks, decided to officially hold a rally to “Take it down a notch for America”. Colbert, not willing to be outdone announced he would make an announcement after Stewart’s announcement. He decided to ramp up the tension and keep fear alive. The internet has been pushing for a “Restore Truthiness” rally for a while and it’s now happening.
Last night Stewart announced that he’ll be holding a “Rally to Restore Sanity” on Saturday, October 30th in Washington DC. Minutes later, and not to be outdone, Colbert announced that he’ll be hosting a “March to Keep Fear Alive” on the same date. Amazing! Mr Stewart goes to Washington (followed closely by Mr. Colbert).
About Stewart’s rally:
We’re looking for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn’t be the only ones that get heard; and who believe that the only time it’s appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler. Or Charlie Chaplin in certain roles. [RallyToRestoreSanity.com]
About Colbert’s rally:
America, the Greatest Country God ever gave Man, was built on three bedrock principles: Freedom. Liberty. And Fear — that someone might take our Freedom and Liberty. But now, there are dark, optimistic forces trying to take away our Fear — forces with salt and pepper hair and way more Emmys than they need. They want to replace our Fear with reason. But never forget — “Reason” is just one letter away from “Treason.” Coincidence? Reasonable people would say it is, but America can’t afford to take that chance. [KeepFearAlive.com]
I’m not sure what’s going to happen when everyone gets down to D.C. on the day before Halloween but we’re pretty sure it’s going to be pretty amazing.
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Rally to Restore Sanity|
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|March to Keep Fear Alive|