Jon Stewart and rally shun politics, but attendees embrace it

Vince Coglianese Contributor
Font Size:

Jon Stewart insists that his “Rally to Restore Sanity” planned for the National Mall on Saturday is not political. But just about everything surrounding the event is.

Interviews with some of the tens of thousands of people expected to attend suggest that they want a message, not a simple comedy show. Liberal groups like Media Matters and Naral Pro-Choice America will be out in force to attract new members and even Organizing for America, President Obama’s political organization, wants to draw attendees to phone banks set up near the Mall.

Full Story: Jon Stewart and Rally Shun Politics, but Attendees Embrace It – NYTimes.com

Tags : rally
Vince Coglianese