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  • Gibbs seeks help from Stewart

    12/21/2010 10:00:05 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 11 replies
    Robert Gibbs, President Obama’s press secretary, told reporters on Tuesday that he hopes the Comedy Central host can persuade enough Republican senators to vote for a 9/11 health bill so it can head to the president’s desk. Stewart has dedicated lengthy segments on “The Daily Show” to the legislation that would help the first responders on Sept. 11.
  • White House Now Asking For Jon Stewart's Help To Get 9/11 First Responders Bill Passed

    12/21/2010 11:33:34 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider, The Wire ^ | Dec. 21, 2010, 1:17 PM | Glynnis MacNicol
    This is an interesting turn of events for a president once heralded as the most media savvy commander-in-chief in history. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said today at the press hearing that the White House welcomes Stewart's help in convincing Republicans to pass the First Responders bill. "If there's the ability for that to sort of break through in our political environment, there's a good chance that he can help do that,” Gibbs said in his briefing. “I think he has put the awareness around this legislation. He's put that awareness into what you guys cover each day, and I think...
  • Piers Morgan: Jon Stewart’s Rally Speech Was A “Jump The Shark Moment”

    12/09/2010 10:17:12 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 3 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 12/9/2010 | Colby Hall
    Well the onslaught of Piers Morgan publicity is ratcheting up, evidenced by the steady flow on online clips (which are exceptionally well produced we might add.) The latest features Morgan sharing with his staff plans to avoid predictably partisan takes in his future show and coverage. He also notably both lauds and takes a shot at Jon Stewart for ‘jumping the shark’ at the end of his rally. From CNN: “I don’t want to be too nicey-nicey,” said Piers. But: “I’m not going to be partisan. Although I have lots of opinions which I will share with you in the...
  • Jon Stewart on Palin children: 'Who gives a sh–t?'

    11/18/2010 1:08:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 47 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/18/2010 | Charlie Spiering
    Last night on the 'Daily Show,' Jon Stewart mocked media reports of the man that shot his TV because of Bristol Palin's performance on 'Dancing with the Stars' and the conspiracy theories behind Bristol Palin's longevity on the reality show. “It’s Bristol Palin! She’s not running for anything. said Stewart, "She’s not doing anything wrong. If you don’t like how far she’s going, don’t watch the show." Also rounding out the Palin coverage yesterday was a report on Willow Palin's controversial comments on her Facebook page. “Stop making me feel sympathy for the Palins!” Stewart exclaimed, “It’s a 16-year-old kid’s...
  • "Daily Show" John Oliver Hates Tim Tebow Worse than Bin Laden (Stewart's writer)

    11/14/2010 1:08:35 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Sportsgrid ^ | November 12, 2010 | Barry Rothbard
    One of the guys who writes Jon Stewart's lines is in this video, where he says that between Tim Tebow and Osama Bin Laden, he'd shoot Tebow first. If he had two bullets, that is. If he just had one, he'd shoot Tebow. Who is this John Oliver? Is he some hack from Media Matters, sucking up the Soros money? Has the common kind of name that's hard to google. Is he one of the elegant Ivy League guys at Comedy Central who are so cool and admirable? Would like to know more about this vanguard of good taste and...
  • Liberal Sore Losers

    11/05/2010 12:33:29 PM PDT · by Stepan12 · 10 replies
    Israpundent ^ | November 4, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield
    In January of 2009, huge numbers of eager liberals made the trip down to Washington D.C. to celebrate the inauguration of Hope and Change. The mood of the day was optimism. The big change had finally come. Nearly two years later, they returned to Washington D.C. on buses for Jon Stewart’s clownfest, but the mood had changed. Contempt had replaced optimism. The left wing of the Democratic party had reverted to its Bush era sneers and jibes. The mocking costumes and signs had been staples of Anti-War rallies and Anti-Bush rallies from 2001 to 2008. But this was not a...
  • Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart Attacks MSNBC Again: 'Honestly, that is Double-A Ball' (Video)

    11/04/2010 12:10:17 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 53 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 4, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    There seems to be a schism between two of the media giants that lefties hold in high regard – the entire MSNBC network and Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart. After Stewart took a few jabs at MSNBC during his Oct. 30 Washington, D.C. rally, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann took umbrage at the equivalency Stewart drew between his network and the Fox News Channel. In Olbermann’s view, Fox News Channel is a source of evil in the world, while MSNBC is a source of good. However, Stewart, who admittedly sees things from a liberal worldview, questioned MSNBC’s role...
  • Glenn Beck: Let’s face it, that Stewart/Colbert rally was awful (high-school talent show stuff)

    11/02/2010 7:34:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 11/01/2010 | Allahpundit
    To cleanse the palate. As Greg Gutfeld said on Twitter while the rally was going on, “Feel like I’m watching a celebrity child’s birthday party.” Stewart takes a few knocks here but Colbert — certainly the more partisan of the two — gets the brunt of it. Yet I can’t help feeling that Glenn’s missing the joke of holding a “rally to restore sanity” and inviting a guy onstage who once endorsed killing Salman Rushdie for blaspheming Islam. Or … was that part of the “rally to restore fear”? That makes sense, then. A response from the intended victim via...
  • ‘Boomer dementia' alarming

    11/01/2010 10:18:41 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 87 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 1 Nov. 2010 | Richard A. Marini
    As a top adviser in a multinational financial services company, Susan Grant 59, was used to effortlessly juggling numbers, client details and other complex information in her head. So when she found her thoughts so muddled she couldn't remember if she needed to take the interstate north or south to drive home, she knew something was wrong. “I'd find myself talking to clients and unable to think of a word,” she recalled. “So I'd stop in the middle of a sentence — and then I couldn't remember the sentence itself.” A series of medical tests resulted in six diagnoses —...
  • Jon Stewart Rally Draws Modest TV Audience

    11/01/2010 5:24:35 PM PDT · by Justaham · 18 replies
    Comedy Central's coverage of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's weekend rally drew a modest TV audience. According to the network, 2 million viewers tuned in between noon and 3 p.m. on Saturday to watch the hosts and musical guests entertain about 200,000 fans on the Washington mall. Many more doubtless saw the show online, or caught coverage on the cable networks newtorks. This time period rarely draws big numbers for non-sports networks (the Rally audience was more than three times what the Comedy Central slot averages). Still, the rally received enormous media hype and 2 million is less than your...
  • Caption those Restore Sanity Demonstrators

    11/01/2010 12:25:11 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 37 replies · 1+ views
    "Restore sanity and/or fear." That's the tongue-in-cheek slogan for a rally held on Saturday at the US Capitol, organized by liberal television comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Known for their satirical shows on the Comedy Central Channel, they attracted thousands of their moderate fans for a few hours of comedy and music--three days before mid-term elections Singer Yusuf Islam (C) preforms alongside Ozzy Osbourne (L) and comedians Stephen Colbert (2nd L) and Jon Stewart (R) during the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the Washington Mall, October 30, 2010. Former NBA basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (L) joins singers...
  • On Giving Up (Salman Rushdie Comments on Yusuf Islam's (AKA Cat Stevens) Cameo at Jon Stewart rally)

    11/01/2010 8:39:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 1+ views
    STANDPOINT ^ | 10/31/2010 | Nick Cohen
    Jon Stewart's Rally for Sanity yesterday featured Yusuf Islam aka Cat Stevens singing "Peace Train". Islam/Stevens previously showed his commitment to peace and sanity by saying that death was the appropriate punishment for Salman Rushdie's "blasphemy". He has tried to wiggle out of it and issued all kinds of denials. But here is what he said (SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_Stevens%27_comments_about_Salman_Rushdie) to Geoffrey Robertson QC in 1989. (Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-wjxwpvqps) Robertson: You don't think that this man deserves to die? Y. Islam: Who, Salman Rushdie? Robertson: Yes. Y. Islam: Yes, yes. Robertson: And do you have a duty to be his executioner? Y....
  • Major Media Far More Interested in Jon Stewart's Rally Than Glenn Beck's

    10/30/2010 3:20:24 PM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 6 replies
    News Busters ^ | October 29, 2010 | Lachlan Markay
    Journalists are practically giddy in anticipation of this weekend's Jon Stewart rally on the National Mall. The Rally's staff has recieved more than 1,000 requests for press credentials for the event. Only 400 were given out. Those statistics underscore just how much the media loves Stewart's leftist message (and it is a leftist message). For some perspective, consider that the September 12, 2010 Tea Party on the Mall received roughly 150 requests for press credentials, according to FreedomWorks, which sponsored the event.
  • Colbert & Stewart’s Coffee Party (Claims it was 3X bigger than Beck/Palin rally!!)

    10/31/2010 12:47:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Frum Forum ^ | October 31, 2010 | Jonathan Kay
    We’ve heard a lot about Tea Party fury in the lead-up to the mid-term elections. Over the weekend, I spent time with another, equally fed up voting bloc. But these people aren’t angry. They’re just … bemused. The event was Jon Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear,” a comedy and music jamboree on the Washington Mall. It was billed as non-partisan – with Jon Stewart playing the role of “sane” centrist jousting with faux-blowhard faux-fearmongering Stephen Colbert. But when I spoke to people in the crowd, it became clear that this was a solidly left-wing event. Not so much...
  • My Ordeal with Jon Stewart and His ‘Cone of Silence’ Event

    10/30/2010 5:21:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 29, 2010 | Richard Pollock
    Want a press pass? Dear Leader cannot be reached at this time. Interacting with Comedy Central over the upcoming Jon Stewart Rally to Restore Sanity, or the March to Keep Fear Alive, or the This Is Not a Political Rally rally is much like trying to communicate with North KoreaÂ’s Kim Jong II.I have been conducting a long-distance email relationship with Steve Albani, Comedy CentralÂ’s vice president for corporate communications. I am trying to get press credentials to cover the event for PJTV. Here are my unedited email conversations with Mr. Albani: Me: Hope all is going well with your...
  • Rally For Sanity Attendance Trounces Glenn Beck's -- 215,000 To 87,000

    Rally For Sanity Attendance Trounces Glenn Beck's -- 215,000 To 87,000 Henry Blodget Oct. 31, 2010, 8:59 AM Most people think these "are sober times, not end times," at least judging from the attendance at two recent rallies in DC. According to a CBS estimate, 215,000 people attended Jon Stewart's Rally For Sanity, versus 87,000 that attended Glenn Beck's own DC event. On the one hand, this isn't surprising: Most people are in the middle. On the other hand, it is surprising: Most folks in the middle usually can't be bothered to get off their duffs and go stand around...
  • Rally for Sanity mostly zany but somewhat hateful too as Palin tagged with Hitler mustache

    10/30/2010 4:09:01 PM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 15 replies
    Milling around the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert rally today, I couldn't quite figure out the point. The acoustics were so bad also that you could barely hear anything unless you were right by the stage. Straining here and there, I was able to catch a smattering of dialogue but Colbert and Stewart really could not be heard during most of the time in the various locations I was at. Not being able to hear anything didn't seem to bother most of the attendees however, most of whom were wandering around looking at many of the funny (and attempted funny) signs. Not...
  • Stewart's rally did not unleash a new political wave

    10/30/2010 2:55:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 2+ views
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | October 30, 2010 | David Horsey, Political cartoonist
    In recent weeks, various people have asked me why I wasn't flying off to Washington, D.C., to cover Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity. They seemed slightly incredulous when I responded that the event would be well covered by plenty of other journalists and, besides, no one had offered to pay my way. Still, I did wonder if they were right to think I needed to be there. Could it be I was going to be missing something big and game-changing in American politics? Now, having watched the rally on TV inside my cozy house on a rainy day, I...
  • Stewart and Colbert rally draws thousands

    10/30/2010 12:05:56 PM PDT · by Justaham · 208 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-30-10
    Television comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert drew tens of thousands of people to the National Mall on Saturday, promising to skewer partisan politics three days before contentious U.S. elections. The Comedy Central hosts' "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" started off as part slapstick comedy show and part outdoor festival concert. Stewart opened the festivities by declaring that "10 million" people showed up, representing all ethnic groups in America. "It is a perfect demographic sampling of the American people," said Stewart, who hosted U.S. President Barack Obama on his show on Wednesday. "As you know, if you have too...
  • Live Thread: Restore Sanity and/or Fear Rally 12 Noon EDT 10/30/10

    10/30/2010 8:10:56 AM PDT · by kristinn · 276 replies
    Saturday, October 30, 2010 | Kristinn
    The rally is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. EDT. It will be broadcast on C-SPAN and Comedy Central.
  • Huffington Post buses stuck in traffic on way to Jon Stewart rally (Angry White Liberals Alert!)

    10/30/2010 10:07:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Twitter ^ | 10/30/10 | Twitter Post
    dessylou: Our #sanityrally view. #Huffpostbus epic #fail.
  • Jon Stewart Rally Live Video Stream (No Blacks or Hispanics in crowd)

    10/30/2010 7:52:04 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 92 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/30/10 | Lisa de Moraes
    Crowd scenes shown at link. No Blacks or Hispanics. It's an all-White crowd so far.
  • Rally-goers gather early on the Mall for Stewart-Colbert rally

    10/30/2010 7:46:06 AM PDT · by chickadee · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/30/10 | Jason Horowitz
    On the morning of the joint rally by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, devoted followers of the two Comedy Central fake-news anchors made an early pilgrimage to the stage framed the Capitol dome. The fake newsmen promise to restore sanity and preserve fear, but Saturday's event is most clearly poised to score strong television ratings and draw throngs to the Mall.
  • CBS: Stewart-Colbert Rally Is For 'Moderates'

    10/30/2010 7:27:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    mod-er-ates: [noun] Fans of Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi -- The CBS Dictionary It would be funny if it weren't so outrageous . . . CBS is trying to pawn off the rally organized by Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart—the guy who had Barack Obama on his show for for a half-hour this week—as a gathering of "moderates." CBS correspondent Wyatt Andrews used the m-word to describe the gathering masses in his report on this morning's Early Show. View video after the jump.
  • Major Media Far More Interested in Jon Stewart's Rally Than Glenn Beck's

    10/29/2010 2:55:29 PM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Lachlan Markay
    Journalists are practically giddy in anticipation of this weekend's Jon Stewart rally on the National Mall. The Rally's staff has recieved more than 1,000 requests for press credentials for the event. Only 400 were given out. Those statistics underscore just how much the media loves Stewart's leftist message (and it is a leftist message). For some perspective, consider that the September 12, 2010 Tea Party on the Mall received roughly 150 requests for press credentials, according to FreedomWorks, which sponsored the event. Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally granted 450 such credentials to journalists, but in the brief contact NewsBusters had...
  • Jon Stewart’s rally raises questions about comedian’s role (Coca-Cola sponsors HuffPo buses)

    10/29/2010 11:51:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/29/10 | Michael Calderone
    Jon Stewart and Glenn Beck have a few things in common. The liberal and conservative cable hosts each described their respective rallies on the National Mall—whether to "restore honor" or "restore sanity"—as nonpolitical events. Neither walks in lockstep with Democrats or Republicans. And both often claim to simply be entertainers, while at the same time never shying away from weighty subjects like the economy and terrorism. -snip- Now the Huffington Post has lined up 212 buses leaving from the Mets Citi Field at 6 a.m. Saturday. (The buses will be equipped with snacks and drinks donated by Pom Wonderful, Stonyfield...
  • Democrats seek to capitalize on 'Rally to Restore Sanity'

    10/28/2010 12:52:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | October 28, 2010 | Alison Harding
    Jon Stewart has called his upcoming 'Rally to Restore Sanity' a "call-to-reasonableness," but the Democratic National Committee is hoping it's a call to Democrats as well. When 'Daily Show' fans descend on our nation's capitol on Saturday, the DNC will hold a get-out-the-vote phone bank at its national headquarters, and they're inviting rally attendees to stop by to man the phones. "We need folks to turn the energy from that rally into action by contacting key voters across the country and making sure they have a plan to vote by November 2nd," the DNC said in an invitation that went...
  • Fake Reporter Interviews Charlatan President

    10/28/2010 7:23:53 AM PDT · by Neoavatara · 17 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | October 28, 2010 | Neoavatara
    Last night, President Barack Obama showed America how far he has fallen in the last two years. Remember when Mr. Obama was 'the change we can believe in'? Remember when he was going to singlehandedly alter the political landscape of America? Instead, last night, he appeared on a fake news show with a noted liberal who loves him and voted for him...and still could not come off looking presidential. And after all that...Obama looked stiff and boring. On a night when Jon Stewart took it easy on him. From Michael Scherer of Time:
  • ABC Panel Lauds Jon Stewart as 'the Only Trusted Branch of Government

    A panel full of liberals on Wednesday's Good Morning America attacked the "angry, white" Tea Partiers and lauded the historical importance of Jon Stewart. Daily Beast editor Tina Brown gushed over the liberal comedian as " the only trusted branch of government." Previewing the comic's rally on Washington this Saturday, the former Vanity Fair editor hyperbolically enthused, "You know, I mean, in the end, Stewart and Colbert, really are like the Huntley and Brinkley of today in the sense that people really, really trust them."
  • Barack Obama's dumb 'Daily Show' Jon Stewart appearance and the President's diminishing brand

    10/27/2010 9:52:00 AM PDT · by LottieDah · 30 replies
    President Barack Obama should make the most of his "Daily Show" appearance on Wednesday night - charming the pants off Jon Stewart and the crowd, as he did when he showed up there two years ago. It's a terrific show, Stewart is a great interviewer and Obama makes good television. Then, the President should cancel all future trivial media appearances. While they may have kept him personally popular, in broad terms they've degraded the Obama brand. Obama's handlers were supposed to be smarter than this. They were supposed to use his celebrity strategically to advance his agenda. Instead, they've been...
  • Obama and Stewart: What's in it for them?

    10/27/2010 8:53:07 AM PDT · by facedodge · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/27/2010 | David Bianculli
    (CNN) -- Barack Obama is no stranger to Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," having appeared there four times as senator between 2005 and 2008. But Obama's widely promoted visit tonight (11 ET, Comedy Central), in the midst of a weeklong "Daily Show" encampment in Washington, is the first time a sitting president has appeared on that late-night cable show. Why now, and why should we care or watch? Or, to slice the same questions another way: What's in it for Obama, what's in it for Stewart, and what's in it for viewers? Barack Obama. As candidates, presidential...
  • Terrorist Ayers Endorses Stewart/Colbert Rallies (as does Ayers ally Obama)

    10/27/2010 7:34:57 AM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Tuesday, October 26, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    When comics Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert announced their rallies on the national mall scheduled for this Saturday, they may not have expected—or wanted—an endorsement from Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers. But Ayers told the Ford Motor Company-sponsored Green Festival in Washington, D.C. last Saturday that the event will be a needed respite from the “Alice in Wonderland” world of military domination of the planet and wars waged by the U.S. “empire.” The October 30 Stewart/Colbert rallies, dubbed “Restore Sanity” and “Keep Fear Alive,” are “worth attending,” Ayers said. Ayers’ wife, Bernardine Dohrn, once labeled a “violent maniac” by a...
  • Taiwanese Animators Mock Jon StewartAs Obama-Loving Political Hack (LOL!)

    10/26/2010 4:09:48 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 10-26-2010 | Brietbart
    The biting highlight is most definitely the mutual backrubs President Obama and Jon Stewart lovingly reward one another with. But the video gets most everyone else right and further proves our theory that Stewart’s intellectual dishonesty and clown pose has opened him up for the first time to effective mockery. You can already hear Jon Stewart’s response
  • TV host Jon Stewart named most influential man of 2010 (major barf alert)

    10/26/2010 12:03:51 PM PDT · by Justaham · 70 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-26-10
    Talk show host Jon Stewart was crowned the most influential man of 2010 on Tuesday, heading a list of 49 men who all swayed public opinion and were described as rule-breakers to some degree in a time of recession. Stewart, who will host President Barack Obama on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" this week before holding a "Rally to Restore Sanity" at the weekend, claimed the No. 1 spot in an annual survey of about 500,000 readers of AskMen (http://www.askmen.com), a men's lifestyle website. He was followed by Microsoft's Bill Gates while Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of social networking...
  • America Prepares to Get Angry at Jon (The Most Influential Man of 2010) Stewart

    10/26/2010 11:17:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 10/26/10 | Elspeth Reeve
    America Prepares to Get Angry at Jon StewartBy Elspeth Reeve | October 26, 2010 11:38am Jon Stewart has begun his tour of the nation's capital with a taping of The Daily Show before a "very, very policy-oriented" audience in Washington, The Washington Post's Dan Zak reports. ("We're not used to people nodding, like, 'Oh, I worked on that bill,' " Stewart said.) Stewart and Stephen Colbert's many young fans are packing their bags and arranging for sofas to crash on as they ready to head into D.C. for the comedians' pro-satire Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. But not everyone's...
  • Jon Stewart's march is no laughing matter (Jon Stewart, Arianna & PETA are moderates???)

    10/26/2010 7:22:32 AM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 26, 2010 | Anne Applebaum
    I don't know about you, but my heart sank when I read about Jon Stewart's Million Moderate March, planned for the Mall next weekend. My heart sank further when I learned that liberal groups, lacking any better ideas, have decided to take this endeavor seriously. It's bad enough that the only way to drum up enthusiasm for a "Rally to Restore Sanity" is to make it into a television comedian's joke. But it's far worse that the "moderates" in attendance will have been bused in by Arianna Huffington and organized by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This is...
  • Ellis Henican: Stewart’s ‘Sanity’ rally to prove we’re not all nuts (Grasping at straws)

    10/24/2010 2:35:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    AM New York ^ | October 24, 2010 | Ellis Henican
    Here’s what’s exciting about Jon Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity.” No, not its overblown name. That’s typical Stewart irony. Not even Oct. 30’s promised mix of comedy, music and politics. “Comedy Central” didn’t invent that. How else can you turn out hundreds of thousands of young people to the National Mall? With subprime mortgage seminars? What’s exciting is that there will be a mass political gathering that’s promoting something besides angry extremism. Take that, Glenn Beck! Even a hyperventilating Tea Partier could learn a lesson here. Conservative activists have done a fine job lately of cornering the presidential-resentment market. They’ve...
  • John Stewart's 'Sanity' Rally to include Code Pink, Anarchists

    10/22/2010 7:43:37 AM PDT · by Gennie · 68 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 22, 2010 | Jason McNew
    October 22, 2010 John Stewart's 'Sanity' Rally to include Code Pink, Anarchists Jason McNew It is looking like John Stewart's "Restore Sanity" rally will define sanity rather peculiarly. Code Pink, Anarchists, and pro-abortion groups plan to attend at the Lincoln Memorial on October 30th.
  • D.C. Toilet Shortage Keeping Fear Alive

    10/20/2010 5:03:21 PM PDT · by yetidog · 8 replies
    WTOP ^ | October 20, 2010 | WTOP.com
    The calls of nature may be particularly loud at an upcoming D.C. event if attendees don't have a place to "go."
  • Exclusive: Internal Email Reveals MTV Pressuring Employees to Attend Jon Stewart’s Political Rally

    10/12/2010 7:53:57 PM PDT · by Justaham · 10 replies
    bighollywood.breitbart.com ^ | 10-12-10 | John Nolte
    Now that the establishment’s favorite comedian, Jon Stewart, has the state-sanctioned approval of no less than the President of the United States for his upcoming “Mock-The-People” rally on October 30th, it only makes sense that Comedy Central’s state-enamored sister company, Barack-The-Vote MTV (both MTV and Comedy Central are owned by Sumner Redstone’s Viacom) would team up to do everything possible to help President Obama’s party in these dire final campaign days when the only question about the coming Republican wave is just how large it will be. An internal email reveals that MTV is investing heavily in making a success...
  • Jon Stewart Mocks MSNBC’s New “Lean Forward” Campaign

    10/12/2010 2:31:43 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Comedy Channel ^ | 10/12/10 | Jon Stewart
    Jon Stewart is a smart and funny guy. As any regular visitor to Mediaite knows, we are big fans of his incisive and entertaining commentary on the often absurd intersection of media and politics. But that doesn’t mean we always agree with his point-of-view; take for example his take down of MSNBC’s new campaign to re-brand themselves with the phrase “Lean Forward.” In the following segment, Mr. Stewart makes a lot funny jokes, but perhaps its a little early to dismiss an entire ad campaign.
  • Glenn Beck: Reading Between The Coded Lines

    10/11/2010 5:43:06 PM PDT · by dalight · 55 replies
    NPR ^ | October 10, 2010 | NPR Staff
    In the book Tears of a Clown: Glenn Beck and the Tea Bagging of America, Milbank says that line is a veiled reference to an obscure Mormon prophecy that Latter-day Saints will rescue the country from certain doom. It's known as the White Horse Prophecy.Barlow, the Utah State professor, agrees that Beck's use of "hanging by a thread" is likely not coincidental. But is he trying to deliver a secret coded message to his followers that an uprising is nigh? Barlow says Beck is making conservative arguments by "drawing on this element that runs through Mormon consciousness."
  • Jon Stewart reveals location for 'Sanity' rally (Insanity Alert)

    10/10/2010 3:16:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    RollingStone.com ^ | Oct. 8, 2010 | Daniel Kreps
    (RollingStone.com) -- Jon Stewart has revealed the location of his Rally to Restore Sanity (and Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive): The east end of Washington D.C.'s National Mall, between 3rd and 7th Streets.
  • Could Porta Potties Derail Stewart, Colbert Rallies?

    10/08/2010 12:24:27 PM PDT · by Mmogamer · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/08/10 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    October 30th is supposed to be when Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert hold their rallies in Washington, D.C. But a dispute over Porta Potties is throwing a wrench in those plans.
  • Rick Sanchez Apologizes to Jon Stewart for 'Bigot' Comment

    10/05/2010 11:51:17 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 16 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | October 05, 2010 | Foxnews.com/NewsCore
    Former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez has apologized for calling comedian Jon Stewart a bigot on a radio program last week, Sanchez's wife revealed Monday. Sanchez's wife, Suzanne, revealed the news on her Facebook page Monday, writing "Rick apolog
  • Sanchez stays out of sight

    10/05/2010 12:38:08 AM PDT · by Scanian · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | Tweet | MAXINE SHEN
    Shoot-from-the-lip CNN anchor Rick Sanchez was laying low yesterday -- but the man who did the interview that got Sanchez fired is talking about his "career suicide." Pete Dominick, host of the Sirius XM radio show "Stand Up!" and CNN contributor, said that he was pressured into having Sanchez on as a guest. "Frankly, I didn't really want him to do the radio show," he told his audience. "He's not the type of guest we have on this show -- we generally have experts on issues. "But I work there at CNN, I didn't want to say no." Sanchez was...
  • Obama backs Jon Stewart's 'Rally to Restore Sanity'

    09/29/2010 9:48:40 PM PDT · by This Just In · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 29, 2010 | AFP
    Obama backs Jon Stewart's 'Rally to Restore Sanity' Sep 29 11:40 PM US/Eastern US President Barack Obama praised a comedian Wednesday for organizing a "Rally to Restore Sanity," saying it may help instill more "courtesy" in American political life.
  • Sanchez 'RICK'S LIST' CNN's most-watched program on Thursday...

    10/02/2010 12:44:30 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 12 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | October 01, 2010 | Molly Stark Dean
    25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 354 | MSNBC: 130 | CNN: 120 | HLN: 142 Primetime: FNC: 558 | MSNBC: 262 | CNN: 162 | HLN: 152
  • Obama plugs Jon Stewart rally

    10/01/2010 6:04:40 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 28 replies
    msnbc ^ | October 1, 2010 | Ali Weinberg
    During his remarks at a town hall in Richmond today, President Obama gave a plug for a rally planned by The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, called the "Campaign to Restore Sanity," contrasting the the tone of the spoof news show with that of its "purposely provocative" cable counterparts. "What happens is these cable shows and talk show hosts, a lot of them figure out that, 'The more controversial I can be, and I'm calling Obama this name or that name and saying he wasn't born in this country, that will get me attention," the president said. Part of the challenge...
  • CNN’s Rick Sanchez Goes Anti-Semitic

    10/01/2010 11:01:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 1, 2010 | Bryan Preston
    Well.  In the gallery of CNN hairdo Rick Sanchez’s greatest hits, hits which include killing a man while driving under the influence and saying on-air that Iceland is too cold to have volcanoes (seriously), this is the first one that may cost him his career.  During an interview with satellite radio host Pete Dominick, Sanchez called Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart a “bigot” and then upped that into a an anti-Semitic smear (and sounding a bit like a different Sanchez). I’m telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run...