September 17th, 2010
03:14 PM ET

WebPulse: Colbert, Stewart and acid hoax

Comedy Central hosts Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart plan to hold rallies in Washington.

Here's a look at some of the stories that are trending and popular on Twitter, Google and other news and social media sites.

Announcements from popular Comedy Central fake news hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert that they plan to stage rallies in the nation's capitol on October 30 has the rumor mill buzzing over whether it's all a big joke. For now, fans of the funnymen seem content to muse over the names of the events - "Rally to Restore Sanity" and "March to Keep Fear Alive" - and their not-so-subtle references to the political rally staged last month by Fox News host Glenn Beck.

Bethany Storro captured the nation's sympathy and stoked fears of copycat attacks when she called police to report that an African-American woman threw a cup of acid in her face. Her admission that she made up the story and is in fact responsible for mutilating her own face has prompted the collective consciousness of the Web to offer up opinions on why she said her attacker was African-American and whether she should face charges. The decision rests in the hands of prosecutors in Washington state.

Happy Yom Kippur, or, as we Jews know it, the day we fast to atone for our sins and cleanse for the year to come. From lists of the top 10 foods we can't wait to eat and what not to read on Yom Kippur, to cures for your Yom Kippur headache, the internet is brimming with suggestions on how to make it through one of Judaism's holiest days.

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  1. BryanWolf

    One thing for sure they do not lack material these day's.

    September 17, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. judy Best

    if these two funnymen get together at "the mall" and say at least one relevant, intelligent thing, they'll have accomplished more than all the crappy stump speeches and rallies thus and funny, it doesn't get any better than

    September 17, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Pete Greyghost

    What don't comedians stick to their profession of TRYING to be funny instead of trying to tell real people how to think. IMHO, they are just a couple of mindless goons.

    The media is just more mindless for promoting them!

    September 17, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Robert

    Obama's an idiot

    September 17, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • BryanWolf

      At least "President Obama" cares more about others than he does his own pocket book. No wonder our youth today has no respect for authority today. Look at the way our President is not even addressed properly.

      September 17, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raj


      September 17, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. way to go

    Of course the woman should be someone who had a close freind die from having acid thrown on him i am sickened by this woman..throw more on her..see if she thinks thats a joke

    September 17, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. hoss

    They just happen to know more than most politicql analysists. and happen to be comedians. not a hard job with the politicans in this country. so be ignorant and tell then to stick with comedy and consided the source

    September 17, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. hoss

    Obama is a joke. time for real people to take charge of this great land. the way it was meant to be

    September 17, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raj

      You are an idiot probably a white supremacist, you people just can't handle a BLACK MAN

      September 17, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Raj

    I know she is hearing impaired but this woman is a disgrace to the human race. This blame a black person thing is becoming a trend in this country. I hope she goes to jail for this. White people need to stop playing the race card when it comes to crime. If you look at all the crimes committed against them it is almost always someone they know and not a black person.

    September 17, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dontrell

    Raj: LOL

    "This blame a black man thing"
    That's funny s*** dude.

    Did Eve Carlson blame a black man? How about Lauren Burke? What about the Wichita Massacre victims?
    Or the Iowa state fair last month?

    Everyone knows B/M's dominate violent crime just like they do at RB and CB on the gridiron. It's time that props are ackowledged in both of those instances. They aren't coincidences. Come on now. Be real here. Keep it real my brutha.

    September 17, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Rachael

    Why is it nobody on here can spell? Obama is destroying this country and it has nothing to do with him being black.

    September 18, 2010 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
    • ken

      Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Hannity together with Fox news are destroying you, not Obama, they make you look like trash.

      September 18, 2010 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      What you just said is the point of the rally. You don't HAVE to like Obama, but inserting phrases like "Obama is destroying the country" is destroying the message of bipartisanship and constructive discussion. The point is to take our country back to rationality. To a point where we aren't so afraid and can actually think for a second, calm down and agree to disagree without shouting so much hate.

      It's really not too much to ask.

      September 19, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. duke

    Black men are the largest population in prison(fact)..
    White men are the majority in prison for the crime of molestation and other deviant acts against children(fact).
    Neither should be proud(fact)

    September 19, 2010 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  12. wow

    I am a 44 year old white woman & I have never had a black person do anything bad to me. And they drive WAY better than Asians...Now that is some scary sh**!!!!!

    September 19, 2010 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  13. Keith Sillsbury

    It is rush, beck and palin that are trying to destroy this country. President OBAMA is trying to save it and doing a good job of it. I don't agree with everything he does be atleast he's trying. What have the republicans done for us in the last two years? Ten years? Name any legislation that supports the middle class American.

    September 19, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  14. Rinatkaallka

    Запуталась... Как вам сериал "Дневники вампира"? Сначала очень нравился, а в данный момент действующих. лиц много, абсолютно потерял свой блескась, буквально потерял свой блеска нить повествования.

    September 21, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  15. ted z

    Suiting down the USA is not on the best intense and Obama can and
    will take his power as president to ack and take over!
    He as President tell the Republicans to go fish. the President of the “ USA “
    can Veto all bills but in office and tell the republicans to go fish
    You are not stopping the the USA is not in the best interest of the USA and her Contusion, and if Obama

    " Back Down Here ,"

    “Every one that die to make the USA what it is to day is for not.”

    Tell the republicans to go to hell !

    The President and only the President can run the "Country " in time of Wars !

    To protect Agnes all " * * * * Enemies Farrand and Domestic* * * * "

    I will stand by him ONLY " If he stand by these words " And all the women and men that died for this country. "





    ps the only thing i do with my tv is watch the weather . hoo dam i can get that on the net sorry no more tv fo me ...!

    April 6, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |