October 27th, 2010
08:33 AM ET
12 years ago

Obama appearance, rally confirm Jon Stewart's reach

(CNN) - Jon Stewart is not a newsman, but polls show he has the reach of one at the top of his profession. He's not a politician or an activist, but he's set to host a rally expected to draw tens of thousands to Washington's National Mall.

And with President Obama ready to appear on his Comedy Central show Wednesday - less than a week before the midterm elections - Stewart is reconfirming that he's more than just an entertainer and satirist.

Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to appear on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" when it airs Wednesday night. He's been on ABC's "The View," NBC's "The Tonight Show," and other programs as president. But the show Obama picked for an appearance days before the midterms - with Democrats anxious to turn out the voters who helped propel him to the presidency in 2008 - is Stewart's.

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  1. keepstufingthis

    You are absolutely right about Jon Stewart not being a newsman, he is a shill for the SEIU and their wholly owned subsidiary the DNC. How come CNN is not reporting the voting machines in Henderson, NV (serviced by SEIU techs) that had the votes for Harry Reid alreay programmed in or the gift cards that the unions in Nevada are giving to people who vote Democratic? All illegal of course, but then remember that the SEIU also owns ACORN and AARP. Why no coverage on CNN and other mainstream media outlets? If this story involved the TEA party or Crossroads GPS or the Chamber of Commerce CNN would be all over it.

    October 27, 2010 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  2. Ancient Texan

    I have nothing against Jon, but for the young people to regard his comedy lines as "News" and vote based on the satire, etc that they hear on his show is ridiculous.

    October 27, 2010 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  3. vic nashville tn

    I trust what Jon Stewart say
    Example last night show he show video clip of John Mc Cain from 1989 to 2009 McCain saying “system is broken” even after 20 years in senate Mc Cain still saying that but mainstream media give free pass to Mc Cain and Arizona voting for him ridiculous

    He always nails mainstream media I love that

    Nothing wrong sitting president appear in late night shows

    October 27, 2010 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  4. munchmom

    This just proves what Obama is-a media seeker showman and NOT a president. Go back to Chicago–I'm tired of looking at you and hearing you!!

    October 27, 2010 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Jon Stewart hit the nail right on the head: all slamming, and b.s. aside, it would appear to an outsider as if most Americans have lost their minds simply because it is the extremes on BOTH sides that get all the media press. I look forward to attending his rally in D.C. this weekend, and to the President's appearance on his show. I've already got my sign made up: "American Intelligence Can and Will Prevail".

    October 27, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  6. jules sand-perkins

    The very best thing that President Obama does is "to appear."
    He even makes a good appearance in a swimsuit.
    However, appearance is what the President is all about.
    Vote on Nov. 2.

    October 27, 2010 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  7. Bill

    This is a clear case showing that people/animals tend to group together with others of common or similar traits.... In this case idiots attracting other idiots.

    October 27, 2010 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  8. T'SAH from Virginia

    Wow – this is truly exciting!! I am FIRED UP and ready to bring back the MOOD of 2008!!!! Yes We Can win in 2010 and Yes We Can continue to MOVE AMERICA FORWARD!!!!!

    DC is a HOP – SKIP and a JUMP from where I am and I will be there!!!! The ONLY thing that would keep me from being there is TRAFFIC – LOL – If that is the case – I will pull over somewhere and take the TRAIN – the same ROUTE the Tea Party/BECKy told their Party Poopers to take!!!

    DEMOCRATS – Be THERE or Be SQUARE!! (Not really because I know most of you are NOT able to make it but you will be there in the SPIRIT!!!).

    This is T’SAH from Virginia that borders MD and touches DC and my trip there will be EZ!!!!

    October 27, 2010 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  9. PalmReader

    I'm beginning to think perhaps it would be best if the loony TeaPers (Angle, Joe Miller, Rand Paul) ARE elected. Call it a wake up call, if you will. Next election, the full slate of words spoken by these candidates prior to running for office won't be as easy to wipe clean by the media as it has been this election. Apparently, flip-flop is the new chic in this elections media spin. The real losers will be the media who are banking on big profits and high ratings. This isn't going to happen. The public is already losing interest, and with the Internet, fewer and fewer viewers are tuning in for the side shows. We want facts, and facts aren't happening on the air waves anymore. Witness the reluctance to condemn the lies and fear mongering in this years batch of campaign ads. Some reputable local media are refusing to air those most egregious ads. They should be commended. Most are only too willing to air the ads, facts be damned. The name of the game this election is not Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Boehner, McConnell, or any real issue of substance. The name of the game is greed. Looks as if greed is winning, hands down.

    October 27, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  10. SAY WHAT!!!

    Jon Stewart ROCKS!!! Way way way way better than Glen Beck...and makes way more sense than Glen Beck...

    October 27, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  11. Four and The Door

    Stewart is reconfirming that he's more than just an entertainer and satirist...
    Actually, it's more a reconfirmation that Obama is no more than just an entertainer and satirist...

    October 27, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |