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When the most influential man in the world speaks, people take notice. Especially when he interviews the President of the United States on Comedy Central!

If people assumed Jon Stewart would treat us to a Barack Obama love-fest during a chat with the Commander-in-Chief last night, it wasn't entirely the case.

Smooth as ever, Obama discussed how things have progressed nicely the last two years, with health care and financial reform marking huge, historic steps.

The economy is (slowly) rebounding, too, he said. If Tea Party stalwarts were watching (as likely as seeing Charlie Sheen in church), they'd be up in arms.

Whether you buy what he's selling or not, Obama played the serious guy on the funny network, something he's done approximately 4,596 times before.

If anyone morphed a bit Wednesday it was Stewart, just days before his Rally to Restore Sanity. Gone were his droll one-liners and trademark sarcasm.

What we saw was presidential interviewer, taking the moment seriously, asking serious questions, even calling the U.S. President "timid" at one point.

Watch Obama on the Daily Show after the jump ...

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Days before he hosts a Rally to Restore Sanity in the nation's capital, Jon Stewart has been honored as the most influential man of 2010.

"Despite his innumerable enemies, Stewart's acerbic take on the madness around him continues to draw audiences who look to the funnyman as a voice of reason," wrote AskMen, the website that conducted this survey. "Stewart's show was once dubbed the 'fake news,' but these days it's become our youths' most trusted source of information."

Rounding out the top five in the poll: Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and Kanye West. President Barack Obama? All the way down at number-21. Ouch. Writes the site:

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It looks like we can put an end to Anchorgate.

A few days after Rick Sanchez went off on Jewish people and referred to Jon Stewart as a bigot, and about 24 hours after Stewart called out the media for how it portrayed his response, the former CNN newsman has apologized.

Rick Sanchez and Jon Stewart

Of her husband, Suzanne Sanchez wrote the following on Facebook this afternoon:

"rick apologized to jon stewart today. they had a good talk. jon was gracious and called rick "thin-skinned." he's right. rick feels horrible that in an effort to make a broader point about the media, his exhaustion from working 14 hr days for 2 mo. straight, caused him to mangle his thought process inartfully."

Phew. Now that this is over, we can return to a topic those on the right and the left can all agree on: the mocking of senatorial candidate whose platform is: I'm not a witch and I'm not perfect.

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Those tuning in to The Daily Show last night, hoping to see Jon Stewart slam Rick Sanchez for going off on a Jewish-controlled media, may have been disappointed.

The host instead turned his humorous venom on the media itself.

Stewart mocked reputable news outlets that claimed he "destroyed" Sanchez at an autism charity event over the weekend (for the record, THG simply said he "poked fun" at the former CNN anchor), saying: "Any headline from that benefit should have read, 'Comedians raise $3 million for autism while demonstrating incredible self-restraint about Rick Sanchez.'"

Watch the segment below, as Stewart clearly understands that Sanchez's rant was simply the result of a frustrated man, knowing he was about to get fired...

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Late last week, Rick Sanchez got fired by CNN - and then got fired at by Jon Stewart.

The news anchor first went off on The Daily Show host in a radio interview on Friday, actually referring to Stewart as a "bigot" and also strongly implying that the media is controlled by Jews. Read excerpts of Sanchez's ill-advised rant HERE.

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In response, Stewart took to the stage Saturday night at Comedy Central's "Night Of Too Many Stars" and talked about how people should donate to autism education, for which the show raised money, saying:

"If you went on radio and said the Jews control the media... you may want to hold on to your money."

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Rick Sanchez does not like Jon Stewart at all. He also has no clue what the word "bigot" means. Allow us to explain.

The CNN anchor appeared today on the Sirius radio show Stand Up! with Pete Dominick. Asked about Stewart, who is in the news these days for his planned Rally to Restore Sanity, Sanchez replied simply: "I think Jon Stewart’s a bigot."

Could you elaborate, Rick?

"I think he looks at the world through, his mom, who was a school teacher, and his dad, who was a physicist or something like that. Great, I’m so happy that he grew up in a suburban middle class New Jersey home with everything you could ever imagine."

Okay. Thanks for that bio. But you do understand that one must be bigoted against a certain group, right? Keep explaining yourself, please: Who is Stewart biased against?

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Glenn Beck might make Michael Lohan look like a mentally stable individual, but the Fox News host at least understands good public relations.

The conservative commentator made his first statement regarding Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity this week, likely aware that any negative sentiments would run counter his platform of freedom in America.

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Referring to his Restoring Honor event August 28, Beck said:

"8/28 was a historic event for a lot of Americans. I hope that Ed Schultz, the AFL-CIO, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and whoever else wants to plan a march in DC have the same great success that we had with Restoring Honor."

So far, so good for Stewart and company. While it's silly to base too much on Facebook responses, the Rally to Restore Sanity has received close to 100,000 positive RSVPs on its Facebook page in less than a week.

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Might there actually be hope for the sane, moderate and rational?

Less than a week after Jon Stewart announced that he was holding the Rally to Restore Sanity on October 30 - a gathering meant to give voice to the less vocal majority who don't compare Barack Obama to Hitler simply because they disagree with his health care reform package - that event's Facebook page is blowing up.

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Good luck, Jon Stewart. There's a lot of sanity out there in need of restoring.

While it obviously awaits to be seen just how many folks show up in D.C. next month, 93,000 people have already RSVP'd in the positive on the Rally to Restore Sanity Facebook page.

Another 48,000 say they "might" attend - and these numbers don't even include the 37,000 individuals that are on board for Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive.

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Jon Stewart is set to take down Glenn Beck and his followers. Or at least make us laugh a lot.

On last night's edition of The Daily Show, the Comedy Central host announced his Rally To Restore Sanity, a response to Beck's Restoring Honor Rally on August 28.

As he explains below, it's also a response to the fact that "loud folks dominate the conversation on our country's most important issues." He wondered why the relatively sane population of the country (estimated at around 80%) aren't the ones yelling ridiculous, unproven statements. His conclusion? These people actually have "shit to do."

In response to Jon Stewart's rally, Stephen Colbert will hold the March To Keep Fear Alive. Amazing.

On October 30, though, Stewart hopes these individuals will actually do something in Washington D.C.

In a "call for rationality," the comedian really is serious about organizing a rally for citizens that take the approach of "I disagree with you, but I’m pretty sure you’re not Hitler," as well as those who are "dissatisfied, but not ideological." Heck, he even made a few signs for people in attendance to hold up.

Check them out, and watch the entire (utterly hilarious) segment/announcement now:

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This just in: Jon Stewart is not a fan of Glenn Beck.

On The Daily Show last night, Stewart tore apart the Fox News host and his planned rally in D.C. tomorrow. In the following video, the comedian labels the event Beck's "I Have a Scheme" speech. Even the harshest Stewart critic must admit: that's a darn funny pun.

Summed up, Stewart's primary beef with Beck boils down to a pair of points:

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