On “The Daily Show” last night, Jon Stewart announced what amounts to his version of Glenn Beck’s “Restoring honour” rally.
His lead in:
We live in troubled times, with real people, facing real problems, problems that have real, if imperfect, solutions, that I believe 70 to 80% of our population could agree to try, and could ultimately live with. Unfortunately, the conversation and process is controlled by the other 15 to 20%. You may know them as the people who believe Obama is a muslim planning a secret takeover of America so that he can force his radical black liberal Christianity down our throats. Or that George Bush let 9/11 happen to help pad Dick Cheney’s Halliburton stock portfolio … We have seen these folks, the loud folks, over the years dominate our national conversation on our most important issues. But why don’t we hear from the 70- to 80-percenters?
Stewart’s answer: “The Rally to Restore Sanity,” a “million moderate march” that will take place in Washington on Oct. 30. More details to come.
In the meantime, here’s the video with the announcement:
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