This is an open invitation for Glenn Beck and Jon Stewart to come together on a neutral stage
in New York City to debate about the future of America and it's politics.
Imagine: A live debate between two of the most well-known political commentators on television today. All in the name of charity. On one side sits FOX News host Glenn Beck; and on the other, comedian and Daily Show host Jon Stewart.
Crazy idea? Not at all. In 1969, William F. Buckley debated Gore Vidal, and more recently, Bill Maher debated Ann Coulter in the 2009 Speaker Series.
A debate between Beck and Stewart could prove to be the most exciting ideological battles we've seen in years.
Glenn Beck, an American conservative radio and television host, political commentator, author and host of the FOX News "The Glenn Beck Program." As an author, Beck has gained success with five #1 New York Times Best Sellers. Beck has become a well-known and polarizing public figure whose provocative views have afforded him media recognition and popularity, along with controversy and criticism. His supporters see him as a patriotic stalwart defending traditional American values from the destruction of progressivism.
Stewart has also gained significant acclaim as an acerbic satirical critic of personality-driven media shows, in particular, Glenn Beck's show. Critics say Stewart benefits from a double standard: he critiques other news shows from the safe, removed position of his "fake news" desk. Stewart agrees, countering that neither his show nor his channel purports to be anything other than satire and comedy. In spite of its self-professed entertainment mandate, The Daily Show has been nominated for a number of news and journalism awards.
Fifty percent of the event proceeds can be donated to one of Beck's favorite causes: Special Operation Warrior Foundation (SOWF). SOWF provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions along with immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families.
The other fifty percent can be donated to a cause that Stewart believes in, such as Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatment and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of the disorder.
By accepting an invitation to debate, Stewart and Beck can defend their ideology while supporting causes they believe in. Please join me in supporting the higher calling to bring these two men together for a passionate debate on the future of our nation.
Date and Time - To be determined
Location - To be determined
Host - To be determined
Sponsors - To be determined
Benefiting - Autism Speaks and SOWF
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