wake of Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity, everyone has pretty
much agreed that nobody agrees on what the fuck happened in
Washington. Most media outlets myopically reviewed the spectacle as
if it were a concert, and from within the confines of both literal
and figurative press corrals.
At the same time, tens of thousands of
attendees who played the crowd continue to share pics, memories, and
viruses they picked up in the Halloween jungle.
First of all, the rally was extraordinary. I'm usually a major hater, but while I rolled down here expecting to find little more than shameless sideline advocacy and the sort of mixed messages that are all too typical when lefties congregate, I'll be leaving with a smile. As it turns out, while I happen to be an extremist, most people aren't.
Despite the helpful FAQ page that Comedy Central posted on its web site, most folks, including those of us from the Phoenix who are heading to Washington, are confused about exactly what might go down at Saturday's Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive. Will Bon Jovi be there? How about Gallagher? Will it be funnier than Glenn Beck's recent carnival and the militia rally we hit a few months ago? Who knows? Perhaps it's just an opportunity to prove that Comedy Central viewers make better signs than their Fox counterparts.
Granted, he's done this before, but yeah, last night's Daily Show with Jon Stewart involved a pretty stunning takedown of Glenn Beck's recent paranoia-fueled criticisms of progressivism and the idea of social justice as a stated goal, all done while in character as someone very similar to Beck himself:
KEITH OLBERMANN is a sports guy. Inside, we suspect he's not too happy about Martha Coakley's Red Sox flubs either. But there are times -- especially during the Hot Stove season -- when we put such minor things aside. Here's why:
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