Thursday, October 14, 2010

The other race is still on

The stance taken on matters is clear between journalistic comedians Steven Colbert of The Colbert Report and Jon Stewart of The Daily Show. Colbert, often right of centre on television, wrestles against Stewart's wholly aligned dead-centre take. Both journomedians' positions are well documented in their hour long broadcasts, both of which air on The Comedy Network in Canada. On October 30th twin rallies the "Rally to Restore Sanity" scheduled for L.A. and Washington D.C. as well as "Keep Fear Alive," is to be hosted by Stewart and Colbert respectively. In Washington it is all a go set to take place at the National Mall between 3rd and 7th street.

While the National Post reports today via The Hollywood Reporter that Comedy Central plans to air the rallies live on both the tube and online, the LA Weekly reported yesterday, organizers have said via Facebook, the venue chosen in the City of Angels has now rejected the opportunity to hold it. They must scramble now pressing on to find another locale in L.A.

Could this spell the end for Stewart's crusade to unite the low-key middle? Time will tell if the "Rally to Restore Sanity" will be the true trick or treat America needs.

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