Jon Stewart announced on "The Daily Show" Thursday night that he'll hold a rally on the National Mall in Washington D.C., on October 30. He showed some of the signs that organizers would be handing out at the event, which had slogans such as, "9/11 was an Outside Job." He said the message would be to "take it down a notch for America." The event is called the "Rally to Restore Sanity," and is for people who think neither Barack Obama nor George W. Bush is Adolf Hitler.
For fans of "The Daily Show," the news gets better. Stephen Colbert is participating, too. He's also holding a rally on October 30. It's called "The March to Keep Fear Alive," in keeping with his right-wing talk show host persona on "The Colbert Report."
At one point, Stewart called his event a "million moderate march."
The "Rally to Restore Sanity" website features a button with the warning, "Don't Click Here." By clicking the button, the viewer is transported to "The March to Keep Fear Alive."
On the "Sanity" site is the message, "Who among us has not wanted to open their window and shout that at the top of their lungs? Seriously, who? Because we're looking for those people. We're looking for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat."
On "Keep Fear Alive," readers are treated to the message, "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."
"The Daily Show" is taping in Washington, D.C., the week preceding the rally on Saturday, Oct. 30, at Sidney Harman Hall.