Actually, the comments catapulted Jon Stewart's name even farther into the news. Chances are if you didn't know that Jon Stewart was hosting a rally on 10/30 at the National Mall, you did after you found out that Rick Sanchez was fired by CNN after calling him a bigot.
The Jon Stewart rally is a spoof of the Glenn Beck rally, although many in political circles claim that Stewart and his co-conspirator Stephen Colbert will still be able to deliver a serious message even if the rally is hosted by two comedians.
The Jon Stewart rally will be huge, and I wouldn't be surprised if the attendance was much, much larger than the Glenn Beck Rally.
If anything, Jon Stewart should THANK Rick Sanchez and CNN for giving him that much more free publicity for being fired from CNN.