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Wednesday September 8, 2010 3:36 pm

Colbert Nation Pushes for Truthiness Rally


The Colbert nation has spoken…will the Comedy Central host answer?

Comedy Central fans have organized their own campaign to prod into hosting a “Restoring Truthiness” rally in response to Glenn Beck’s recent “Restoring Honor” rally, which was strongly backed by the GOP.

The idea seems to have sprung from a post on Reddit, and everything has snowballed since. A and website have now been created for the rally, which has been given an October 10, 2010 date. A locale for the rally has also been named: Washington, D.C.’s Lincoln Memorial, where Beck held his event. Fund-raising and merchandising will help fund the rally. Any remaining monies will be donated to the charity of Colbert’s choice.

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Colbert himself addressed the rally on his Tuesday broadcast, pointing out that he became number one on the Google Trends report earlier in the day. The Facebook group currently has 43,000 members. The group hopes to gain 100,000 members who want to restore truthiness. So far, the Colbert Report host has not announced whether or not he will participate in the idea…though there is some speculation that the network’s big announcement, touted by both Jon Stewart and Colbert, may involve the Truthiness rally.

As Comedy Central fans know, truthiness is Stephen Colbert’s famous word, invented by the show and introduced into the lexicon. The word became Merriam-Webster’s #1 word of the year in 2006, when it officially became a part of the English language.

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