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Posted by on Oct 30, 2010 in Arts & Entertainment, Politics | 0 comments

The Rally to Install Sanity and/or Fear: Impact or Not?

Will the highly touted Rally to Install Sanity and/or Fear that headlined Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert be must a media blip? Or will it have any impact whatsoever on the elections (positive or negative)? Tea Party rallies, Glenn Beck-hosted rallies — all have had some impact in consolidating supporters’ enthusiasm and inspiring them to march on to battle for political victory. Will this turn out to be simply a (comedy) media event?

Time will tell, but here’s Stewart’s opening:

Stephen Colbert: Example:

The New York Time’s The Caucus blog has this detailed LIVE BLOG so you can read details of the rally HERE.

Meanwhile, there was this flap over cameras filming the event that were not Comedy Central’s.

Mediaite’s on the ground coverage.

The Stewart/Colbert post event press conference: