Can a “comedy” show affect an election?

Yes, The Daily Show is just a fake news show. And no, I’m not going to the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. I live close enough just to hop on the Metro and go. But I’m not the rallying type, for the most part. Might watch it online, though.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Daily Show: 9/16/10 in :60 Seconds
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Rally to Restore Sanity

The thing I’m wondering, though, is if this will have any effect on the elections next week. Yes, the Huffington Post is providing buses. But it is more Oprah’s (go to 7:57) support (her interview with him) that I find interesting.

I tend to think tat Stewart is right. There are a lot of people who are really sick of the cowardly, win-at-all-costs mentality that prevails in Washington—which leads to the kind of idiocy we’ve seen in the last two years.

I don’t really think that the rally will do anything for a specific electoral district. But I do think it might affect turnout. That can only benefit the Democrats.

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About Steve, i.e., him

Stephen Stark is an award-winning novelist and bestselling ghostwriter. His fiction and nonfiction has appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker, the Washington Post, and the New York Times, Poets & Writers and in many other journals. He has been a fellow and taught at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and won an NEA Literature Fellowship in fiction. His novel, Second Son, was a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 1992, and a New and Noteworthy Paperback of 1994.

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