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Oprah to take Jon Stewart's audience to Washington Rally to Restore Sanity

* Full coverage of the 'Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear' *

Turns out "The Daily Show" audience reacts EXACTLY the same as Oprah's audience when she announces she's taking them some place -- for free!

Yes, even though Disembodied Head Oprah only announced on Jon Stewart's show Thursday night that she was taking his audience to Washington, D.C. on Oct. 30 to attend his Rally to Restore Sanity -- which, let's face it, doesn't begin to compare to the announcement she made on her talk show's season debut that she was taking that audience to Australia, on a jet that may or may not be flown by John Travolta -- hooray!

Here's Disembodied Head Oprah on Stewart's show Thursday night, followed, of course, by equal time for Stephen Colbert's rebuttal on his show:

"The Daily Show":

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear Announcement
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorRally to Restore Sanity


"The Colbert Report":

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear Chinatown Bus Tickets
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full Episodes2010 ElectionMarch to Keep Fear Alive

More coverage: The Stewart, Colbert rallies in D.C. -- Oct. 30

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 15, 2010; 10:11 AM ET
Categories:  Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, TV News  
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Shia La Beouf !

Posted by: pejochum | October 15, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Two far-left liberals (Stewart and Cobert) hold a rally and two really weird liberal media hags (Huffington and Oprah) are so desperate to stack the audience, they are providing free transportation.

Yet, the Washington Post swears this is a gathering of moderates. I am hoping for severe weather, maybe a nor'easter.

Posted by: Cornell1984 | October 15, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Humor and laughter are for wimps, bring on the fear and lies!!

I am a Republican after all and want to be lied to and am always afraid and gloomy and angry!

Anger Rules!

Posted by: beenthere3 | October 15, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Cornell1984 I feel for you. You're so stuck in the past 40-year vaccuum where the increasing demise of the middle class is a figment of one's imagination and anyone who suggests that it is true you say is too liberal and can only wish the worst of circumstances for them. However I will say one thing, that unfortunately, this shows the demise of humanity and integrity that US citizens once possessed for one another. There was a time in this nation if you saw someone dealing with car problems on the side of the road someone would stop and help them. Today it's a risk b/c humanity and integrity are questionable. The Republicans support 'family values' yet they do so much outside the family structure to destroy the core values supporting such a structure.

Posted by: ewjazzed | October 15, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Keep at it, John and Oprah and you other two. We're beginning a nation-wide boycott of your sponsors. You have the right to do this, certainly, but we have the right to boycott ALL of your sponsors!

Posted by: georges2 | October 15, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

The bus from Chinatown is pretty sweet...

Posted by: ozpunk | October 15, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

So, Georges2, you're going to boycott sponsors for being tied to the organizers and supporters of the Rally to Restore Sanity?
Thank you for being so bold and dedicated to your anti-sanity convictions.

Posted by: veritasinmedium | October 15, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Stacking the crowd by paying folks to go for free...sounds like the folks they will attract will be mostly Obama voters.

Get ready for the violence.

Posted by: Smarg | October 15, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

I applied to be a Republican but was denied because I was too optimistic.

I do woner whether John Stewart will copy the Beck model and insist that 100,000 people is really 1 million and that anyone who says otherwise is conspiring to keep him down?!

Posted by: CenterLeft | October 15, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm, sounds like the libs are desparate. Offer a free trip to the rally? Oprah needs to stay out of politics and concentrate on her "talk" show. She is making herself look stupid.

Posted by: cperr57 | October 15, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm, sounds like the libs are desparate. Offer a free trip to the rally? Oprah needs to stay out of politics and concentrate on her "talk" show. She is making herself look stupid.

Posted by: cperr57 | October 15, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm, sounds like the libs are desparate. Offer a free trip to the rally? Oprah needs to stay out of politics and concentrate on her "talk" show. She is making herself look stupid.

Posted by: cperr57 | October 15, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm, sounds like the libs are desparate. Offer a free trip to the rally? Oprah needs to stay out of politics and concentrate on her "talk" show. She is making herself look stupid.

Posted by: cperr57 | October 15, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Umm...what happened to having a sense of humor? No one is allowed to have fun anymore and get together for a rally to laugh and recognize that things are being taken way too seriously? This is going to be a great day and I cannot wait to take get to the Mall and have some good laughs with my friends -- old and new.

Posted by: townhousekids | October 15, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

WOW - who knew something as sane sounding as the "Rally to Restore Sanity" would engender such negativism.

Posted by: rlj1 | October 15, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

sounds like cperr57 is a fail poster.

I'm a Republican and I'm looking forward to this event. Less Tea Baggers and more sanity.

Posted by: SpecTP | October 15, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

So my wife (she doesn't watch the news) said to me last night, "Wait so Glen Beck is serious, he isn't a comedian like Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert?" I said "no." She says in all seriousness "Is he insane?" I say "Who is more insane, the guy who says anything for attention and to sell commercials or the people who pay attention and take him serious then go and buy stuff he is selling?" Now this rally thing I take as an attempt to get attention, maybe sell some commercial time, but at least the premise is good, restoring sane and intelligent debate in American politics wouldn't be a bad thing, of course it wouldn't be as entertaining and therefore sell less commercial time... hmmm... now I'm a conspiracy wacko.

Posted by: Burrasta1 | October 15, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

I already live in dc and have 10 friends and relatives slated to stay at my house. I can't wait to see how many people show up, but be forewarned there is not even floor space at my little house.

Posted by: jake555 | October 15, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse


Easily 600K for the Beck rally but, I'll admit, at least 1K were deem-n-rats looking to ruin the event if they could. There were another 3 or 4K media people who HAVE no Hope, Faith, or Love for America but WERE needing Beck as an excuse to turn a dollar on the day.

Posted by: notinga | October 15, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

"Easily 600K for the Beck rally..." Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha, wow, please don't start the comedy yet, leave a bit for the rally. BTW, I wonder how many of the 80K that actually did show up to hear Her Beck von Grumpyville proclaim his hatred for the president were bussed in by FOX or Br’er Koch?

Posted by: hansenthered | October 15, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

"Never have so many supported a candidate imploding so quickly" - O'Donnell, 2010... ;^)

- new site; Balkingpoints / www

Posted by: RField7 | October 15, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't that really say it all? Tea Partiers go of their own volition and pay for their own way. Some need to be given a ride to make it to this rally.

Posted by: Lynne5 | October 15, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Georges2, I've got to ask, who is "we" that is going to boycott? What happens when you find out half of Becks sponsors are the same as Stewart and Colbert's?
Too often the most extreme views are held by the loudest individuals who don't represent the majority of Americans. This is true for both sides of the scale. It's about time there's a showing for us moderates who aren't enraged about every silly little thing that goes on in this country.

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Posted by: FormerDemocrat | October 15, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

This event should be a blast. Even funnier than Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally.

Posted by: JBinVA1 | October 15, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Lots of house guests coming from all over the country for this!

Posted by: seaduck2001 | October 15, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Oprah is a very smart & savvy person!


Why Is She Attending The Rally spending her money to take people to the Rally?

Why is she doubling down on Obama who has not solved the problems he promised he would solve but has created other problems with his radical leftist agenda & policies?

Posted by: Concerned14 | October 15, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

When I see the union-packed buses roll into DC, I realize it is a mandatory attendance event.

When I hear federal government supervisors telling their employees (who they evaluate for raises) they should attend, I realize it is a mandatory attendance event.

Now we hear Oprah is PAYING for people to attend???

This is pathetic.

They should have included the rally two weekends ago to really create the impression these people actually WANT to be there.

Posted by: dskiff | October 15, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Family Values apply to my family only..Republican Mantra

Posted by: kiler616 | October 15, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

beenthere3: LOL, anger, fear snf lis, don't forget good ol fashion "American family values."

Posted by: mars11 | October 15, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse


Apparently Oprah has NOT figured out that her endorsement of Obama has probably cost about 10 million people their jobs and more than a million their homes.

She really drank the Koolaid and just can't bring herself to admit that our first black President is a loser and a huge mistake!


Posted by: Obama_TRAITOR_in_Chief | October 15, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Who cares what Oprah is doing? Who watches Oprah? Honestly. Bored housewives.

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Posted by: f89afdhajk | October 15, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Many of the posters scare me, Colbert and Stewart are ENTERTAINERS and specialize in COMEDY. Oprah is an entertainer as well. Obviously many of these posters confuse this event with those such as the Million (ok thousands) man march, etc. What is also a concern is that Jon Stewart and Oprah are two of the most respected people in the country. Our politicians, leaders, and newscasters have sunk so much in public esteem it's ashame.

Posted by: rsteffens1 | October 15, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like the TeaBuggers are getting jealous that Jerry Springer didn't offer them the same deal for Glen Beck's rally.

Posted by: ih82blog | October 15, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

I don't understand. Just how is Oprah "taking his audience to Washington, DC"? Is she hiring a bus? Is she going with them in the bus? Is she going to pay to put them on the Huffington Post buses leaving from lower Manhattan? Or is Oprah going to fly them down to DC on a charter jet? On a commercial flight? Is she going to drive them down to DC herself in a couple of vans? Is she going to spring to put his audience up for one night in DC? Or is it down in the early morning and back up late at night? I don't understand.

Posted by: markiejoe | October 15, 2010 10:48 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DCRallyBus | October 15, 2010 10:56 PM | Report abuse

real americans don't attend rallies that rupert doesn't pay for. (rupert is australian for tea.)

Posted by: rzzzzz | October 17, 2010 1:39 AM | Report abuse

Apparently Oprah has NOT figured out that her endorsement of Obama has probably cost about 10 million people their jobs and more than a million their homes.

She really drank the Koolaid and just can't bring herself to admit that our first black President is a loser and a huge mistake!

Posted by: Obama_TRAITOR_in_Chief | October 17, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

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