And I bet it would have been more, too, if 200,000+ people hadn’t crushed the 3G service at the DC mall that day.
The Yellow Ribbon fund has been one of the major recipients of the charitable contributions to the Colbert Nation over the years. This fall, Stephen Colbert named the Yellow Ribbon Fund as the charity to be supported by the sales of the “Keep Fear Alive” products marketed by Comedy Central for the Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear. In the process, the Colbert Nation raised over $78,000 for the families of injured soldiers through the Yellow Ribbon Fund.
The whole interview is an amazing read – and Radosh goes on to say about the rally that “It was incredible; it was an amazing experience.”
Many people have interesting stories about their trip to a live taping of the ‘Colbert Report’. But not many are going to be able to top the story from NPR Digital producer Melisa Goh from Washington, D.C. NPR.com just published a story of her adventures in New York and how she bravely came forward to claim the Medal of Fear that was presented to NPR at the Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear on October 30th.
Please enjoy the unedited interview between Jon Stewart and Rachel Maddow, from last night’s “The Rachel Maddow Show”. Some of the discussion topics: A seriously in-depth and articulate discussion on the media’s reaction and perception behind the to “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” (as well as Jon’s reasoning behind the rally), the contents of George W. Bush’s new book, the line between satire and real news, and if Jon sees himself as being in the same game as Rachel and her counterparts.