As a riposte to Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally in D.C. last month, Jon Stewart is organizing a "Rally to Restore Sanity" on Oct. 30th on the National Mall. In an announcement on The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart played a series of clips showing histrionic extremist protesters on both ends of the political spectrum, and lamented that America's moderate mainstream is often ignored by the media. "Why don't we hear from the 70-80 percenters?" asked Stewart. "Because you have shit to do." He described his rally as "a million moderate march... which is real... to send a message to our leaders and our national media that says, We are here! (We are only here though until six because we have a sitter.)" Never one to be upstaged, Stephen Colbert interrupted Stewart's announcement with his own (attempted) announcement:
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After being silenced by Stewart on The Daily Show, Colbert announced on his own program that he'd hold a protest on the same day as Stewart's rally called "March to Keep Fear Alive." His event's website reads "America, the Greatest Country God ever gave Man, was built on three bedrock principles: Freedom. Liberty. And Fear—that someone might take our Freedom and Liberty."