The Rally To Restore Sanity

Jon Stewart Explains The Purpose Of The Rally To Restore Sanity

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Stewart & Colbert, two COMEDIANS who are really impressed with their own, perceived relevance. Which, of course is non-existent.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni


The crowd at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the Mall in Washington.
(Credit: AirPhotosLive.Com)

An estimated 215,000 people attended a rally organized by Comedy Central talk show hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Saturday in Washington, according to a crowd estimate commissioned by CBS News.

The company AirPhotosLive.com based the attendance at the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on aerial pictures it took over the rally, which took place on the Mall in Washington. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 10 percent. (See some of the pictures used to create the estimate here.)

CBS News also commissioned AirPhotosLive.com to do a crowd estimate of Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally in August. That rally was estimated to have attracted 87,000 people. Amid criticism from conservatives that the estimate was low, CBS News detailed the methodology behind it here.

TBD reported that because of the high turnout many would-be rally attendees retreated to bars to watch the event.

The National Park Service does not estimate crowds. The New York Times' Brian Stelter wrote on Twitter during the event that the Park Service privately told Viacom there were "well over 200,000" people at the rally, according to an executive.

Stewart joked during the rally that there were ten million people present and, in reference to the difficulty of making crowd estimates, solemnly promised to "count them all."

Comedy Central's permit for the event said it was expecting 60,000 people, though, as the Wall Street Journal notes, it ordered enough port-a-potties for 150,000.

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Far short of the estimated 500,000 at the Beck rally. 87,000 my ass, go research the amount of people that can fill the mall all the way back to the monument. You are severely detached wolf boy...

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

Far short of the estimated 500,000 at the Beck rally.[citation needed]

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

The trees in that picture look awfully green wolfboy.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

LOL

Reason TV had some really funny discussions with the "sane" at the rally. The funniest was a woman who decried that using "hitler mustaches" were wrong but when asked if it was done to George W. she replied that it would have been ok with him.

And that is why they have lost the support of the country in record time.

MikeyA

"Father Sarducci" up there basically mocking God by telling God to give them a sign which religion was true...it was then I realized this country has become hopelessly godless. Any nation that mocks God and takes him out of every bit of public life as America has done...will only become a member of the long list of nations God has destroyed because of their faith in themselves and not Him.

Good-bye America...it was nice knowing you.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

a reflection of how far our public school systems have fallen, then I agree. How old is this girl? Maybe 15-16? Plus the joke is just bad. Ok, we get it, you think Fox is a comedy channel. But adding the 'comedy as news' bit makes you look like an ignorant twit who cares more about being cool than being informed.

This is the next generation folks. A bunch of culturally and morally bankrupt brats who expect everything to be handed to them without putting in any effort. I want to pimp-slap every one of these punks I hear whining about how a college education is a right and that they deserve or are owed a job after finishing.


Then we have this one for JEEPMAKER!

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Gotta love it. Assholes of wolfboys ilk, bitch and whine about Fox and Glen Beck, but do they ever show proof that what they say is incorrect? Of course not, they're like children running around with their fingers in their ears screaming "lalalalalaa" so they can't hear what they don't want to hear.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

LOL, a bunch of geniuses at Stewart's rally.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

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