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:
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:
Summary of event via Newser.
The Huffington Post’s extensive live blogging page (the HP bussed in 10,000 from New York for the rally)
Joe Gandelman is a former fulltime journalist who freelanced in India, Spain, Bangladesh and Cypress writing for publications such as the Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek. He also did radio reports from Madrid for NPR’s All Things Considered. He has worked on two U.S. newspapers and quit the news biz in 1990 to go into entertainment. He also has written for The Week and several online publications, did a column for Cagle Cartoons Syndicate and has appeared on CNN.