Beck didn’t need to offer free rides and hotel rooms

Just saying… I’m not exactly a fan of Beck and quite honestly I don’t listen to his radio show or watch him on TV, that said … what’s the deal with the rich folk offering free rides to people who want to travel to Jon Stewart’s Restore Sanity rally?

Go if you’d like and do have a good time, but realize this will be a political joke – a.k.a. Stephen Colbert’s appearance in front of a Congressional committee – or a venue to dump a bunch of socialist propaganda litter around the mall again.

If you think this is a serious attempt to “restore sanity” – or anything else for that matter – to Washington D.C., I think you’re wrong. It’s a big promotional event that has everything to do with Stewart and Colbert’s shows, and little to do with what’s happening in the nations capital.

As a reminder, Arianna Huffington is spending a bunch of cash to bus people to the rally too. Hat tips to Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit and the entertainment blog Just Jared.

The Oprah will fly everyone from Jon Stewart’s audience to the Stewart/Colbert rally. Oprah showed up on the show via video conference about seven minutes into the following clip. They also announced the previously scheduled “dueling rallies” would be combined into one. Wonder why?

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear Announcement
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  1. Dimsdale on October 15, 2010 at 4:46 am

    And don't forget that union members are frequently "asked" to go to these meetings to fluff them up, like the last counter-Beck rally that was significantly under attended.


    It is a form of astroturf: they have to fill their audiences some way, and since simple interest in the meeting is woefully insufficient, they load up the place with shills and filler.  I bet there will be a nice contingent of non English speaking illegals there too.

  2. Erik Blazynski on October 15, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    How is this any different from what Beck did? You think Beck cares about anything but ratings?

  3. chris-os on October 15, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    'It’s a big promotional event that has everything to do with Stewart and Colbert’s shows, and little to do with what’s happening in the nations capital."

    And Beck's was NOT a promotional event with NOTHING to do with his show?

  4. steve418r on October 15, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    The presidents "Hope and change" has now become the peoples "Hope for change" in 2010 and 2012

  5. Dimsdale on October 16, 2010 at 5:08 am

    "Promotional" or "having to do with his show" is pretty irrelevant to this discussion, which is: Beck didn't have to buy seats or have unions force members to go to his rally.


    Now that we are back on topic….

  6. Tbone McGraw on October 16, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    This isn't a "Promotional Event", it's just a continuation of the liberal agenda. They made these people reliant on the public systems, how can they expect them to actually do something for themselves? It's like the carrot in front of the horse. You need to enable them and lead the way!

    This is their social welfare system. It's what liberals used to destroy the American family. Let the government be the daddy! We'll protect you, when actually, they give the "government family" just enough to live, but make sure they're always beholden to their daddy. This is just typical of the liberal left machine buying votes through social monitoring.

    Here's you're low fat cookies and fat free milk, let me put you on the public bus, just enough, just enough. Here's a meal ticket, but you can't have salt or soda, drink your sugar free juice, eat your veggie burger. government daddy knows best! All the while the big fat government daddy chows down on Cheeseburger and fries…Not for you, you don't know whats good for you, but we do.

    This crowd is going to be full of exactly what one can expect! The good old "government family". forgive me, I'm going to be sick!!

  7. chris-os on October 17, 2010 at 3:25 am

    I quoted part of his post, Dims, and responded to it. How is that not staying on topic?

  8. TomL on October 17, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Chris I didn't see a quote saying 8/28 was a promotional rally.

  9. Dimsdale on October 17, 2010 at 5:11 am

    Chris: the topic is: "why do lefty rallies have to fake attendance and righty ones do not?"  That is what you neglected to respond to.

  10. chris-os on October 19, 2010 at 3:53 am

    Dims, you haven't heard of Freedomworks (Rove) and Americans For Prosperity (Koch bros.) sponsoring and funding the big "grass roots" Tea Parties?

    No, you probably haven't.

  11. Dimsdale on October 19, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Oh of course I did: the Springfield "Republican" had a three page spread just last Sunday on the Koch brothers.  Funny I never received a penny for my participation or support.  Who is getting all this alleged money?  Source it please.  And then follow up with an explanation about George Soros and innumerable Hollyweird types and union support.


    But since we are talking about Beck, did he have to finance attendance and lodging?  Nope.


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