Monday, August 30, 2010

Media Coverage of Beck's Restoring Honor Rally vs Martin Luther King, Jr.

http://dailycaller.com/2010/08/29/what-theyre-saying-about-the-828-rally (Bold Mine)

Media:

"“Conservative commentator Glenn Beck and tea party champion Sarah Palin appealed Saturday to a vast, predominantly white crowd on the National Mall to help restore traditional American values and honor Martin Luther King’s message.” — Associated Press
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“Meanwhile, many in the predominantly white crowd bent over backward to insist that they are not racists and to note that the crowd was courteous, despite heat and density.” — James Hohmann, Politico

“Beck says he and his overwhelmingly white followers ‘are the inheritors and protectors of the civil- rights movement.’” — Ben Adler, Newsweek

“Though the audience at the event was overwhelmingly white, many of the speakers were African-American, including a woman who sang a song about unity.” — Brian Montopoli, CBS

“Claiming the legacy of the nation’s Founding Fathers and repeatedly evoking civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., the speakers at the ‘Restoring Honor’ rally exhorted a vast and overwhelmingly white crowd to concentrate not on the history that has scarred the nation but instead on what makes it ‘good.’” — Philip Rucker & Carol Morello, Washington Post

“A relatively dense and overwhelmingly white crowd stretched from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial out past the Washington Monument.” — Mark Benjamin, Salon.com
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Martin Luther King, Jr.:

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” — Martin Luther King, Jr."


Past Restoring Honor Rally posts:
Berman Post: Beck's Restoring Honor Rally (LiveStream)
Berman Post: Aerial Crowd Picture of Beck's Restoring Honor Rally
Berman Post: Overhead Shot of Beck's Restoring Honor Rally
Berman Post: Airplane Photos of Beck's Restoring Honor Rally
Berman Post: CNN Really Screws up Title Box For Beck at His Restoring Honor Rally
Berman Post: Obama's on Beck's Restoring Honor Rally - 'I Did Not Watch it' And 'Beck Just Stirring up People's Anxieties'

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