US: Political satirists to rally ahead of election

Written by: Samyuktha
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Washington, Sep 20: Ahead of the November mid-term elections, political satirists Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are set to take to streets of Washington on Oct 30.

The comics, who sometimes are considered to be powerful than the politicians themselves, have announced two rallies in what seems to be a spoof of the Washington's recent Tea Party rally.

Stewart has announced that he would hold 'Rally to Restore Sanity' in Washington DC on Oct 30 while Colbert will be holding 'March to Keep Fear Alive' rally on the same day.

The rally being held by Stewart, who has often ridiculed Glenn Beck on 'The Daily Show', is seen as a head-on answer to Fox talk-show host's 'Restoring Honor Rally' that took place at the Lincoln Memorial in Aug 2010.

Taking a dig at the posters of the Tea Party rallies depicting Barack Obama with a Hitler moustache, Stewart, on his website, said that the rally is for people 'who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive and terrible for your throat.'

As these rallies fall a weekend ahead of Election Day, Nov 2, the American media has raised the question if the two major Comedy Central stars will have any influence on the voters.

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