Sanity rally was about the people, not the show
Trejbal is a Roanoke Times editorial writer. He is based in the New River Valley.
Last weekend, I joined more than 200,000 people on the National Mall in Washington. Many, perhaps most, could neither hear nor see the action on stage, but it did not matter. It turned out that the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear wound up having little to do with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, the hosts of Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” and “Colbert Report.”
After an outbreak of contagious insanity struck the nation on Tuesday, it might be easy to forget that only three days before, Americans dropped what they were doing to show up for a comedy show that many hoped might be something more.