Krauthammer suggests Jon Stewart rally is the new standard for lack of racial diversity

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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We’re five months removed from Comedy Central host Jon Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity,” but with an upcoming appearance for “Special Report” host Bret Baier on “The Daily Show,” Fox News Channel’s Charles Krauthammer had a suggestion for his colleague.

On the FoxNews.com airing of “Special Report Online” from Wednesday night, Krauthammer wanted Baier to point out that Stewart’s October 2010 rally in Washington, D.C. had unseated conservative rallies of that nature in terms a lack of racial diversity.

“You know whenever there’s a gathering of Republicans or conservatives, the press always makes a point of saying how white the crowd was – at the Beck rally or Republican convention,” Krauthammer explained. “I think what you ought to say is from now on there’s a new standard.”

According to Krauthammer, although conservative events like tea party rallies have been criticized by liberal pundits as being racist, the demographics of such tea party events pale in comparison to those of Stewart’s event.

“You say, ‘Yes, that was a white rally but it was nowhere near as white as the Jon Stewart rally,’” he said. “That was whitest of all rallies ever held – in D.C. on the Mall. So you can say ‘the whitest rally since the Jon Stewart rally on the Mall.’ I’m not sure how he’ll take that, though. It’s worth mentioning.”

“Special Report” host Bret Baier, a guest on Thursday’s “The Daily Show” declined Krauthammer’s suggestion.

“I might not bring that one to the table,” Baier said.