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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Talk Of The Blogosphere- Restoring Honor Rally And Beck A Huge Success

(CBS estimates 87,000 attend rally)

Everyone is talking about the Restoring Honor Rally and Glenn Beck, which by most standards would label it a success. Those that hate Beck are chattering and blogging about it, those that like Beck are doing the same... on Memeorandum the whole front page is full of news articles and discussions surrounding the rally.


Via Memeorandum:

Washington Post:
Beck Tells Crowd to Concentrate on ‘Good Things in America.’ — Conservative commentator Glenn Beck exhorted a crowd of activists gathered on the National Mall Saturday morning to restore the traditional honor and values of the nation. — “For too long, this country has wandered in darkness …
The Note:
Sarah Palin at Glenn Beck's Rally: ‘Dr. King Would Be So Proud’ — ABC News' Tahman Bradley reports: Christiane Amanpour and I caught up with Sarah Palin backstage at Glenn Beck's “Restoring Honor” rally. — Here's what she said during a brief stop to shake hands. — Someone: How excited are you about Joe Miller's win?
Emi Kolawole / Washington Post:
Inside Al Sharpton's ‘Reclaim the Dream’ march — Collected here are a series of updates from Washington Post reporters who were on the ground at the Rev. Al Sharpton's “Reclaim the Dream” rally as the event was unfolding. Read our formal report here. — The intersection of Independence Avenue …
Scott Keyes / Think Progress:
Political Rally Or Not? We Report, You Decide — For months, Glenn Beck has breathlessly insisted that today's “Restoring Honor” rally was a completely non-political event. ThinkProgress attended the event and documented what we saw. Decide for yourself if Beck's rally was non-political:
Mike Allen / The Politico:
At Lincoln Memorial, Beck to announce a ‘Black-Robed Regiment’ and confer three ‘Badges of Merit,’ based on Purple Heart — Palin speaks - Joe Miller accuses NRSC of ‘trying to steal an election’ — BULLETIN - OBAMA CALLS IRAQ “SOVEREIGN” - From his weekly address: “As a candidate for this office, I pledged I would end this war.
Discussion: Mediaite
Crowd estimates, early reports from Beck's ‘restoring honor’ rally (with updates) — In a demonstration of the overwhelming support of mainstream America for conservative principles, Glenn Beck's ‘Restoring Honor’ rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. is drawing ‘hundreds of thousands,’ according to McClatchy Newspapers.
David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars:
Snoring Honor: Beck's big rally just a long-winded and boring sermon. And boy, was the crowd white. — Glenn Beck promised there wouldn't “be a dry eye in the house” after his big speech today at the Lincoln Memorial for his “Restoring Honor” rally — because, you know, it was going to be “so stirring.”
New York Times:
At the Lincoln Memorial, a Call for Religious Rebirth — WASHINGTON — An enormous and impassioned crowd rallied at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, summoned by Glenn Beck, a conservative broadcaster who called for a religious rebirth in America at the site …
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
RESTORING HONOR RALLY - 500,000 Patriots Gather to Honor America — The patriotic crowd that had already gathered at the Lincoln Memorial today in our nation's capital stood and sang “God Bless America” at 6:30 AM during a sound check. — No wonder the left hates these guys. — (Free Republic Pete Photo)
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
America Is Better Than This — America is better than Glenn Beck. For all of his celebrity, Mr. Beck is an ignorant, divisive, pathetic figure. On the anniversary of the great 1963 March on Washington he will stand in the shadows of giants — Abraham Lincoln and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr …
Rick Moran / The Moderate Voice:
The Tea Party as Inheritors of Dr. King's Legacy? — To those predisposed because of ideological animus to dismiss the notion of the tea party movement being the true inheritors of Martin Luther King's dream, you might as well click away now. But if you want to engage on this issue in a reasonable manner …
Discussion: CNN and The Politico
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Bummer. Al Sharpton's Counter-Freedom Rally Attracts Only 3,000 Supporters — Bummer about that turnout, Al. — 2,000 - 3,000 turned out at Al's counter freedom rally. — From the The Washington Post. … The media is not airing any crowd shots at this time. — Jaime Contreras, local SEIU president added this:
NAACP president slams Glenn Beck at ‘Reclaim the Dream’ rally — (CNN) - NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous, speaking at the “Reclaim the Dream” rally Saturday, castigated the message of the Glenn Beck rally across town in Washington. — “For a year and a half, we've been subjected …
Discussion: Don Surber
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Dems meet Beck rally with door-knocking campaign
Discussion: CNN and Weasel Zippers
Mary C. Curtis / Politics Daily:
Glenn Beck ‘Restoring Honor’ Rally Draws Vast Crowd to National Mall
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Sarah Palin Thanks America's ‘Giants,’ Large And Small, At Restoring Honor Rally20 minutes ago
Discussion: PalinTV and Cubachi
Beck talks faith in rally coinciding with anniversary of King's speech
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
There was nothing to fear on Aug. 28, 1963
Momma / Weasel Zippers:
Honor And American Pride Come To DC . . . UPDATED I, II, III, IV
Discussion: Hot Air, CBS News, Daily RFT and Salon
Glenn Beck's ‘Restoring Honor’ Rally Draws Tea Party Activists
Discussion: Firedoglake and CNN
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
Where Dr. King Stood, Tea Party Claims His Mantle

Love it or hate it, that kind of PR is a success no matter how you cut it.