Politics & Government

October 30, 2010 3:56 PM

Bigger than Beck? Huge crowd attends Restore Sanity rally

Three days before hotly contested elections, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert drew many tens of thousands to the National Mall with a blend of jokes and music meant to counter the anger and fear they see in the country. There was no official estimate of the crowd's size, but Stewart jokingly said 10 million were there, lampooning the tendency to exaggerate such estimates. The crowd laughed.

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