Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert announce “Rally to Restore Sanity” and “March to Keep Fear Alive”
Guess which host announced which. In a move that wasn't exactly unexpected — considering that Reddit push for a "Restoring Truthiness" rally and the reference to the possibility in New York's profile of Stewart — the hosts of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report officially declared that on October 30, they would gather with their supporters on the Mall in Washington, DC. Here's Stewart's announcement about the "Rally to Restore Sanity", complete with some rational, non-hyperbolic signage:
Of course, considering their rivalry, the two men aren't hosting the same rally. So here's Colbert (as a demonic Abe Lincoln Memorial) announcing his own "March to Keep Fear Alive":
I'm excited to see which "special guests" they have lined up. (Conan? Rachel Maddow? Brian Williams? I'm just throwing out names here. But I'd be happy with any of those.) I'm also curious to see just how many people show up. Of course, the most important question is: for those of us who can't make it down to DC, there will be some kind of live feed and/or televised recap, right?