Saturday, October 30, 2010

Rally For Sanity Meets News For The Retarded

WTF is it with rational news people who constantly seek to validate the insanity of the extreme right wing? For instance, I'm sick of them equating Rush Limbaugh with Keith Olbermann as if they represent two equal but opposite poles of opinion. Wrong. Keith Olbermann is a professional journalist with a liberal bias. Rush Limbaugh is a vicious liar pushing racism, misogynism, fascism and general misanthropy for the benefit of the rich fascists who pay his salary. How the f*ck are they the same?

Same goes for Karl Johnson (whoever the hell he may be) at the We Love DC blog writing about Jon Stewart's Rally To Restore Sanity. According to Johnson:
Stewart’s Rally for Sanity Causes Crowd Size Insanity: Rough estimates from various sources say somewhere between 200,000 and 300,000 people were in attendance for the Rally for Sanity and/or Fear hosted by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Saturday afternoon. Check out this crowd pic. If those numbers are accurate, however, it puts the rally size right around the same size as the Glenn Beck Rally to Restore Honor from a few months ago.
Why is it necessary to do this? As one commenter on the blog says:
"Most estimates for Beck’s rally were 86,000-96,000. The only estimate higher was Fox, and theirs was so ridiculous as to be laughable (500,000 to a million). So, this was two to three times that size, even if you don’t want to focus on numbers."
Is this going to be the accepted mainstream media narrative? Attendance-wise, Jon Stewart's rally p*ssed on Glenn Beck's Million 80-90,000 Moron March. And the whole frigging point of Stewart's event was to demonstrate through strength of numbers that Beck's angry lunatics represent only a small proportion of us. Clearly, the numbers show that. But will the news media be too up-it's-own-ass, too obsessed with creating imaginary conflicts and equations to just report the plain truth? Will they go with the old "six-of-one, half-a-dozen-of-the-other" shtick that only boosts the fringe loons and diminishes the liberals? I'm guessing yes. Sad, sad, sad.



  1. I find the whole thing kinda pointless. We've got comedians on the left and right organizing big Hollywood type get togethers in DC for what?
    Rallys and demonstrations should have a distinct focus point or cause. These mega gatherings just seem to be entertainment.
    But then, I'm an old 60s hippie environmentalist who doesn't always understand wtf is going on these days.

  2. Well as for pointless I don't think so, a gathering of that size of progressives, nobody had any guns, nobody had signs asking for the death of a political figure, and neither Stewart nor Colbert wore bullet proof vests...
    No harm was done, a good time was had by all, and the righties get to have their heads esplode...
    nuff said


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