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Rally to Restore Sanity

“Comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert inspired to hold rally for sanity in Washington DC after Reddit online campaign.” The Guardian reveals the source of the comedians’ fountain.

“Comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are about to attempt the impossible: satirising the rightwing TV personality Glenn Beck wth a ‘Rally to restore sanity’ in Washington DC—inspired by a single headline on the social news website Reddit. In an obvious poke at the stage-managed sanctimony of Beck’s ‘Rally to restore America’ earlier this month, Stewart and Colbert will hold duelling rallies on the National Mall on 30 October—just three days before the US congressional midterm elections. During his Daily Show apearance on Thursday, Stewart announced his plans for a ‘million moderate march’, saying: ‘Think of our event as Woodstock, but with the nudity and drugs replaced by respectful disagreement.'”


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