[Vision2020] Daily Show's Jon Stewart Hosts "Million Moderate March"

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Sat Sep 18 09:02:56 PDT 2010

Courtesy of today's (September 18, 2010) San Francisco Chronicle at:



Stewart, Colbert rallies: friends or faux?
Associated Press

"The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart is hosting a "million moderate march" in
Washington - for people who think shouting is annoying - but faux
political nemesis Stephen Colbert will be nearby to keep fear alive
against those "dark, optimistic forces."

Colbert, host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," and his arch enemy
on the network plan to hold opposing political rallies on the National
Mall just before the November elections.

Stewart interrupted his regular fake newscast Thursday night to announce a
"Rally to Restore Sanity" on Oct. 30.

"We're looking for people who think shouting is annoying ... who feel that
the loudest voices shouldn't be the only ones that get heard," Stewart
writes in promotion for his rally. "Think of our event as Woodstock, but
with the nudity and drugs replaced by respectful disagreement."

Colbert also announced a "March to Keep Fear Alive" to restore
"truthiness" to the nation on his show Thursday night. For those who don't
know, truthiness was a 2006 word of the year that means "truth that comes
from the gut, not books."

The events come a few weeks after Glenn Beck's rally on the anniversary of
Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington. Stewart's website notes Oct.
30 was chosen as a date "of no significance whatsoever."

Stewart and Colbert have filed a single application for a permit to host
25,000 people on the Washington Monument grounds, National Park Service
spokesman Bill Line said Friday. It hasn't been approved yet.


Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart



Catcha on the flip-flop, Moscow.

Tom Hansen
Reno, Nevada

"The Pessimist complains about the wind, the Optimist expects it to change
and the Realist adjusts his sails."

- Unknown

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