Comedy Central and Jon Stewart paid the tab to host the Rally to Restore Sanity, but they'll be measuring their gains in terms of influence, not cash. There were profits to be made from the event, though, and one of its biggest beneficiaries is one all Americans can support: The National Mall itself.
At least in part due to comments made by Jon Stewart at this weekend's Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann announced he was suspending his show's well-known "Worst Person in the World" segment indefinitely.
The National Park Service has not yet issued a permit for the Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity" and cannot guarantee the rally will be approved, NPS spokesman Bill Line told DailyFinance Tuesday. But barring any untoward developments, it sure looks likely.