Saturday, August 28, 2010

Around the web: National media coverage of Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally

Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally is being held today.  Here is a smattering of the coverage from major media outlets.   Typically, the coverage dismisses the message and focuses on the controversy that they drummed up.

Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck struck a spiritual tone in opening remarks at his "Restoring Honor" rally today. "America today begins to turn back to God," he told the crowd. – CNN 

Glenn Beck promised his Restoring Honor rally at the Lincoln Memorial Saturday would fundamentally transform the U.S., sounding a deeply religious note in advance of the controversial event. – MSNBC

Where Dr. King Stood, Tea Party Claims His Mantle: It seems the ultimate thumb in the eye: that Glenn Beck would summon the Tea Party faithful to a rally on the anniversary of the March on Washington, and address them from the very place where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I have a dream” speech 47 years ago. After all, the Tea Party and its critics have been facing off for months over accusations of racism. – New York Times

The conflict between the two rallies has drawn attention all week as civil rights groups, such as the National Urban League, have complained about the Fox News and radio-talk show host holding a rally at the site when King delivered his speech. – USAToday

You can support the Special Operations Warriors Foundation—the charity this rally benefits—by sending the text message SOWF to 85944

Please do so, and gimme some feedback in the comments.  If you attended the rally, please give me a link to your photo galleries, and I’ll post your favorites here.