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Will Stephen Colbert Hold a "Restoring Truthiness" Rally? (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 8th 2010 3:45AM
Will Stephen Colbert Hold a 'Restoring Truthiness' Rally?Two weeks ago, Fox News host Glenn Beck held a "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington D.C. It's hard to say how well the event went. At one point, Beck claimed that 1.7 million people showed up; other estimates put the crowd at around 87,000 people. (Which is a pretty big disparity.)

But no matter how well or how poorly the rally went, one thing is clear: Stephen Colbert likes attention just as much as Glenn Beck does. Now, the question is -- will Colbert stage a rally of his own?

As of today, more than 30,000 fans have petitioned Colbert to hold his own "Restoring Truthiness" gathering. However, though Stephen is bold, he is also ... totally indecisive. So on 'The Colbert Report' (weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central), the host consulted a magical goose to learn if he should host a rally or not.

Why consult a goose, you ask? Well, Stephen was mocking Mr. Beck. It seems that when the "Restoring Honor" event began in D.C., a large flock of geese suddenly took off and flew over the crowd. Beck called this an event a "miracle" and said it was "God's flyover." (Although elsewhere on his show, Colbert pointed out that birds tend to take flight when tens of thousands of people start applauding, which is what happened that day.)

Because of this, Colbert had to get advice from a "God Goose" about his own rally. Luckily, there was a goose conveniently located in his studio. But unfortunately, the bird also proved to be utterly indecisive. When Stephen asked it for advice, this was the goose's response: " ... .... ...." Total silence! That's not very helpful! Oh well.

(But hey! If you're still not satisfied, you can sign up here and try to persuade Stephen to do the rally. It might not work, but it'll definitely work better than the goose, at least.)

Check out the full segment below:

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AMVET

Here we go again !! The 'libs'(and Colbert is certainly that even if he attempts to hide behind his humor as a moderate). They cannot come up with anything orgional, so the attempt to 'destroy' the value of someone else's good work. Clearly, Steven does not believe in God as he would never mock anyone who truly believes, whether he is right or wrong, to be 'inspired' by his God. So, that sets the motivation of the two way apart. Go ahead, Colbert, have your fun, but you and all the 'drive by' media have no further credibility as you continue to support the policies of a president who will not even accept any responsibility for any of the dismal performance he and his 'socialist' cronies own, NOW. All the polls say the the same thing: Obama is a dismal disappointment based upon the bill of goods he sold the American (all races, creeds and color) who voted him in. Now, they are overwhelmingly saying 'We were duped' and they are mad as hell. So, 'go for it' Colbert !! Let see if the 3 or 4 thousand you get is then reported in the left wing media to be 2 to 4 hundred thousand. Again, my bet is on the latter as they have no credibiltiy with anyone except the left anyway: LOOK AT THE RATINGS::: ALL TIME LOW as most common sense American know the bias is rank and profound !! Not news but pundits hiding behind the label of 'journalist'. They are only fooling themselves. Keep it up, it is the best thing for a Republican sweep in November. Thank you for that gift.

September 08 2010 at 2:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bob Gurule

I don't believe any of you nut cases who try to diminish anyone's success. The police estimated the crowd at over 600,000. I believe the cops.

September 08 2010 at 2:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rightwinghero

Out of 300 million in our nation, Beck is the only one with the cajones to stand for what is right. He deserves every bit of credit from all of us. The Liberal scum of this nation will have their paradise stripped from them in November and I will be laughing at all of you complete failures who were brain washed by the lies and deceit of King Obama and his cronies.

September 08 2010 at 2:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rightwinghero

Glenn Beck has more class in his pinky finger than Colbert has in his whole body. Approx. 500,000 people went to Beck's rally. This article is the most disgusting thing i have ever read in recent memory. AOL is just full of bigotry and bias against real Americans. More people watch Beck in one day than watch Colbert his whole career. What a classless human being for mocking Americans who just want their country back. I officially hate Colbert. Classless douche.

September 08 2010 at 2:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dun

Ummm didn't hitler hold rallys to get people to uprise against the government? Yeah and beck talks about other people being hitler like and like the nazis he is one of them and is doing the same things too. So people who follow him better watch where they are going with him next thing u know it u will be......

September 08 2010 at 1:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Robert Flockhart

just look at the pictures taken at Becks' rally, be jealeous

September 08 2010 at 1:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bob

Colbert won't get 10% of Beck's crowd! Colbvert's fans are too busy doing drugs and waiting for their welfare check!

September 08 2010 at 12:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
srsnakes

FOX news is famous for overestimating crowd numbers. Remember the fake pics they posted last year? They've been trying to convince us that the Teabagger movement is 10 times as big as it actually is. If there actually are that many idiots in the US, we have bigger problems than we thought.....

September 08 2010 at 12:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Leila

douglaspond - you are so ignorant. Spewing hatred like that will only eat away at you.

September 08 2010 at 12:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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douglaspond

Hatred! the only thing I hate is the way the corruptocrats and the left wing loonies are destroying this country. The corruption by the lamestream media and thier ability to (not)tell the truth makes me sick. The destruction of our electorate system by giving amnesty to illegals, and supporting groups like ACORN is unamerican. You need to look in the mirror before you call me ignorant, as I tend to research topics and make informed, and educated decisions. Not just believe CNN (communist network news). Keep drinking the kool-aid

September 08 2010 at 1:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joan D'Agostino

Why do these die heart left wingers always find fault with the truth.... They need to take good look in mirror!!!!!!!

September 08 2010 at 11:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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