Daily Show Rally Continues The Meta-Media
The Rally To Restore Sanity/March To Keep Fear Alive has turned the 24 hour newscycle into its…well, special friend. The Wrap rounds up the latest details of the October 30th event that will take place on the Mall. Fox News has confirmed it’s coverage with a single camera crew after Jon Stewart announced earlier in the week that Comedy Central will broadcast the event live online and its channel.
This news joins the previous memo , via Romenesko, from NPR executives asking staff not to attend the rally for fear of being used or appearing conflicted at a stunt. And yet, this continuing coverage of a rally designed purely to spoof Glenn Beck’s own Restoring Honor event in August.
So it’s kind of amusing to see major news networks debating coverage while demanding staff not attend in order to not lose credibility.