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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.

  • Rally to Restore Sanity Pic
  • Rally pic

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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Welcome to Extremist Makeover Homeland Edition.

On last night's edition of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart skewered Fox News by playing its own, ridiculous, dangerous game.

In a segment that focused on the controversial plans to build a mosque a few blocks from Ground Zero in NYC, Stewart first aired a series of clips that showed commentators claiming they believe in freedom of religion... only to add qualifiers for why an Islamic cultural center would be terrible for America.

Dick Morris even went so far as to call it a "terrorist command center." Such a statement may be even more unfounded that Sarah Palin's lack of First Amendment comprehension.

While acknowledging it's understandable for people to feel uncomfortable with the mosque, Stewart went off on Fox News when a guest on that network pulled out a highlighted index card and went about "proving" that the man behind the Islamic center is connected to Iran.

"It's a dangerous game of guilt by association that you can play with anyone," Stewart said. "It's 'six degrees of people who don't eat bacon.'"

To prove his point, the host used his own index card and displayed similar "facts" that connect News Corp owner Rupert Murdoch to Osama Bin Laden, prompting him to ask: "Is Fox News a terrorist command center? I don't know! I just don't know."

WATCH THE ENTIRE SEGMENT BELOW AND SOUND OFF NOW.

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In November, Conan O'Brien will return to late night with a talk show on TBS.

For now, though, he's continuing to go across the country with his Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour.

It stopped in Radio City Music Hall last night, and audience members were treated to the funniest dance-off since Step Up 2: The Streets. Who did O'Brien go up against? The Comedy Central duo of Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.

When all was said and done, one man lay dying on the floor, while another asked for his time slot...

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For the second night in a row, Jon Stewart appeared on The O'Reilly Factor.

While there were still no verbal blowups between The Daily Show anchor and Bill O'Reilly, exchanges turned a little more fiery than they did during round one of the interview.

Among the topics broached below:

  • The threat of nuclear weapons;
  • Sarah Palin's warped idea of "real America."
  • The trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in New York City.

Stewart's quick take on these issues: Fox News ratchets up fear on the first; where one lives is irrelevent to one's status as an American; and there are valid concerns regarding the third, but one of them is NOT that we'll suddently be a terrorist target. How come?

We already are.

Watch and then vote below:

Whose team are you on?

 

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While it came across more like a conversation between two reluctant friends than an epic battle between good and evil, Jon Stewart appeared on The O'Reilly Factor last night.

The Fox News host tried to engaged The Daily Show anchor by referring to his audience as “stoned slackers who love Obama,” but Stewart didn't take the bait. He merely responded with a chuckle and carefully laid out President Obama's first-year strengths and weaknesses.

It was a nuanced, fair explanation, the kind Fox News viewers must have been utterly confounded by. Watch an exchange between the hosts below:

It's clear Stewart appeared on the wrong show, as he admitted O'Reilly was the "sanest" voice at the network, although he added: “That’s like being the thinnest kid at fat camp.”

Put the Comedy Central star against Glenn Beck, however, and we'd imagine the sparks would fly. Stewart made multiple references to Beck's - how shall we put it? - unique style of BSing viewers with whatever sob story would garner the most ratings.

The biggest laugh of the interview? When O'Reilly claimed Beck did not have a right-wing agenda.

Because these two almost got along too well - Stewart saved his most damning critique for Fox News, saying it sells "the clearest narrative" and works fans into a tizzy via a passion-based, "cyclonic" barrage of information that spins reasonable arguments into outrageous claims - we need to ratchet up the intensity between each's supporters.

Whose team are you on?

 

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Some might say he went over the line, but others might contend that Jon Stewart was merely channeling Glenn Beck when he compared the growing size and reputation of Congress' health care bill to ... the Fox commentator's appendicitis attack.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Stewart approached Glenn Beck's appendix problem in the same bombastic fashion blowhard Beck uses to address evil, communist government health-care reform:

Classic Daily Show? Or Taking it too far? Choose your side:

 

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The New York Mets fell short of the World Series by a hair last week, bowing out of the National League playoffs after a nail-biting defeat at the hands of St. Louis. One of their supporters, Daily Show host Jon Stewart, was on hand to give them everything he could. But alas, it was not enough. Much like T.H. Gossip's efforts to get Nicole Richie into rehab, sometimes no matter how hard you try, it's out of your control.

Stewart himself recently bowed out of the 2008 Presidential race, much to the dismay of millions who want him on a ticket with Stephen Colbert. Tell me those two guys couldn't beat some of the chumps thinking of running! Sigh.

On the bright side, there's no way Ashlee Simpson can run. You have to be 35, according to the U.S. Constitution, and she's not even close (nor would even the dumbest of Americans vote for her... at least we hope that's the case)!

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We can't tell you for sure who will be on the presidential ballot in 2008. But the list of those who've had to annouce they are NOT running reads like the Hollywood Walk of Fame:

- Oprah is out. And her lawyer got pretty steamed anyone dared to mention she could be in.

Steve Colbert

- George Clooney isn't up for running. But he is still single, ladies.

- Brooke Hogan also won't be a candidate. Obviously. She's not old enough yet, according to the Constitution.

Now, you can add Jon Stewart (left) and Stephen Colbert to the parade of non-presidents.

Stewart, responding to the influx of T-shirts promoting such a ticket said it's "a real sign of how sad people are" with the state of affairs in the country.

"Nothing says 'I am ashamed of you my government' more than Stewart/Colbert '08," Stewart told an audience Sunday at the New Yorker Festival.

Stewart, who recently hosted Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, on The Daily Show, said he's been trying to get top Bush administration officials to appear. "We have requests in there to everyone including Barney," Stewart said. "Only Barney replies."

Barney is the president's Scottish terrier.

Stewart scoffed at suggestions that some people actually get their news from The Daily Show, too.

"There's no way you could get the news from us," he said. "I've seen the show. It couldn't happen."

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