What is Restoring Truthiness?

What: Stephen Colbert’s March to Keep Fear Alive & Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity

When: 10.30.10

Where: Washington, D.C.

Why: America, we are at a crossroad. Truthiness in this nation is at an all-time low since the inception of the concept was founded by the great American, Stephen Colbert. In its rich history over the past five years, Truthiness has become synonymous with American values such as freedom, honor, and Taco Bell. Recently our nation has suffered a truthiness drain. In fact, untruthiness is as common as measles vaccinations that cause cancer. We as a nation have stopped relying on our emotions and gut. We need to get back to what makes this nation great. Act on impulse not fact. Stop wasting time analyzing and just take what people say on face value. Why think when someone else can think for you. It’s superficial. It’s quick. It’s American. Restore Truthiness now!

How can you help? Spread the word. Tweet, Facebook Like, Join the Facebook Group, Share, Upvote, Do whatever you have to do. Make this be tomorrow’s news!

Restoring Truthiness is a true grassroots movement propelled by YOU, the citizens of the internetz. Our goal is simple: Petition Stephen Colbert to hold a Restoring Truthiness Rally for the American people.

We are looking for volunteers to help us write content and build communities. If you are interested, email support@colbertrally.com

Inspired by:

Reddit: I’ve had a vision and I can’t shake it…

Truthiness (n.): a “truth” that a person claims to know intuitively “from the gut” without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or facts.

Stephen Colbert, a Comedy Central TV personality, introduced the term, “truthiness” on his show The Colbert Report, a show that parodies the extreme, outspoken, self-promoting, political pundits on channels like Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN. His show pokes fun at the absurdity of the mainstream news media.

The “Restoring Truthiness” movement is a grassroots effort started by random strangers on the internet. It began as a post on the news site reddit.com. ColbertRally.com and a Facebook group sprouted up soon after, growing into a full-blown movement to convince Stephen Colbert to lead a ‘Restoring Truthiness’ Rally.

The movement is loosely a parody of conservative news commentator Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally, a self-proclaimed “apolitical” rally to “restore honor in America”.

Although many supporters of “Restoring Truthiness” view the movement as “progressive”, “left-wing”, and “anti-Glenn Beck”, that is not the sentiment behind the movement. Besides the satirically ambiguous goal of “Restoring Truthiness”, the only tangible goals of the movement are to convince Colbert to lead a rally and to raise money for charities such as DonorsChoose.org – a non-profit donation site that directly supports teachers and classrooms across America.

On Sept. 16, 2010 both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert announced that they will be holding rallies: Rally to Restore Sanity and March to Keep Fear Alive

  • Fwfwef

    Really to Restore Sanity should read Rally to Restore Sanity.

    • Anonymous

      thanks!

  • Quiltbuzz16

    You go Stephen Colbert!!! It is about time someone stood up for the middle class!!!!

  • Julia M

    Does anyone know what time the rallies are scheduled to begin?

    • http://twitter.com/Delgada_DawnLA ‘Delgada’ Dawn

      8 AM on Saturday, October 30th 2010! SO excited!

  • Marconion

    Wouldn’t it be amazing if this turned out to be a defining moment in American political history…and it’s incredible hypocrisy, jingoism, fear, xenophobia, polarization, etc?

  • Boyd

    Just like Comedy Centrals website this one doesnt work either Must be run by Obama.

  • Fidelcullen666

    I just wish I could be there. Long live American satire!

  • AdmitOne

    Be honest. The charitable aim now is an admirable goal, but it was not part of the original Restore Truthiness movement. A Glenn Beck-style rally as “satire” was the aim, nothing more.

    Unless by Truthiness, you mean revisionist history.

  • Scribbs

    Unantitruthinessless is falseful!

  • Mery

    Truthiness forever…… is important movment!