Saturday, 30 October 2010 – Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert fans have begun an early pilgrimage to the stage that framed the Capitol dome for a rally in support of the fake newsmen’s promise to restore sanity and preserve fear. When all is said and done, the biggest achievement of the day will probably be television ratings.
Stewart and Colbert’s “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” is a direct response to Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech two months ago. The two Comedy Central fake news anchors and their fans are attempting to correct (in their own way) the extremism and dishonesty prevalent in the American political system, particularly with the self-righteous, right-leaning, fear-mongering Beck. The rally will have musical entertainment by Roots and Sheryl Crow. Ironically, the rally will be widely covered by the media giants that Stewart and Colbert poke fun at.
All the gear of a properly organized rally are out and ready to make this serious/mock event impactful. Fans started arriving yesterday to attend this once-in-a-lifetime, open-air comedy event, rather than a serious political rally.
Fans are not expecting anything more than the regular Stewart and Colbert comedic political bashing but they’re going all out to be a part of this live and free event.