October 30th, 2010
06:09 PM ET
12 years ago

Stewart and Colbert fans in D.C.: Serve us up sanity, not Tea

Washington (CNN) - Ethan Williamson traveled from Wilmington, North Carolina, to the nation's capital Saturday with a clear message in mind: To support sanity in politics.

Williamson, 45, was just one of the thousands who ventured to the National Mall in Washington to see the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" - the brainchild of Comedy Central hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

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Filed under: 2010 • Jon Stewart • Stephen Colbert
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  1. vic nashville tn

    Do media get the message? NO

    Fox try paint this rally left

    CNN evening special program Gloria Borger “How many of them will vote”

    I watched full rally in comedy central I am voting

    Shame media

    October 30, 2010 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  2. Susan

    I love that rationality and intelligence are insisting on a place in political discourse.

    October 30, 2010 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  3. Clark Wilhelm Griswald

    A nice but futile attempt – the right has thrived on insanity for years, and are not going to stop using it now. Rght-wing voters are far more easily manipulated when they are angry and afraid. That's the whole point of Limbaugh and Beck. To think intelligently and cool-headedly about real issues? No, far better to keep them enraged on a series of phony "issues" like illegal immigration and gays and libtard treason than to let them act as responsible citizens.

    October 30, 2010 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  4. keepstuffingthis

    Did ya see the signs with the Republican pictures having Hitler mustaches? And some of the other signs that we can't even mention about Christine O'Donnell. How about that "non partisan" rally"? I knew the Democrat liberals coulld not overcome their natural hypocrisy and pull it off. I was worried they would and would not show their ugliness to the world, I should not have worried.

    October 30, 2010 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  5. Dave, Illinois

    Wow, where was Stewert when President Bush was getting hammered from all side. Oh yeah, he was doing a lot of the insulting. Now, when Obama is under fire, we hear calls for sanity. The Left is a bed of hypocrisy...

    October 30, 2010 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  6. Snow

    Quite a rally but still not so much as Glen Becks. At least Glen Beck did not have to pay people to attend, reserve buses for the moochers and pay for hotels for these same moochers. Rally sponsored by unions and communists etc. The only reason I would attend this rally is to laugh at the individuals except for the two comedians who were not funny at all.

    October 30, 2010 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  7. Peter E

    The comparisons with Beck's rally are not as telling about the seriousness of this Daily Show-in-rally-format, but how laughable and comedic Beck's self-promoting holier-than-thou acts are. This rally was a comedy act, and the fact that Beck's act is compared to it just shows how most Americans, even on the extremes recognize that they are very similar.

    October 31, 2010 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  8. tertim

    how dare you compare this joke to the event on 8/28. As usual, you belittle the the people who really care about our country and lift up the radicals who are in it for a revolution to a socialist society.

    October 31, 2010 12:32 am at 12:32 am |
  9. use the brain

    Steward and Colbert are the news source for most liberals. This rally was probably pretty fun (concerts, 'comedy',...). From what I read in a couple articles, it sounds like Steward at least tried (a little) to be the voice of reason. But ultimately, it turned out to be just another left leaning 'make fun of those that don't agree with Obama' rally.

    Democratic organizations and liberal personalities made sure that nobody was fooled into thinking this was neutral (or really about sanity). But, it was probably fun to attend.

    October 31, 2010 01:37 am at 1:37 am |
  10. Chad

    Thank you for the Sanity. These tea partiers are totally insane.

    October 31, 2010 02:43 am at 2:43 am |