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11:50 PM ET, August 28, 2010

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Alex Sundby / CBS News:
Glenn Beck Rally Attracts Estimated 87,000  —  An estimated 87,000 people attended a rally organized by talk-radio host and Fox News commentator Glenn Beck Saturday in Washington, according to a crowd estimate commissioned by CBS News.  —  The company AirPhotosLive.com based the attendance …
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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 …
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.”
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)
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:
Examiner:
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.
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 …
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?
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Sarah Palin: 'We like what we're doing'  —  A casually dressed Sarah Palin talked briefly with POLITICO as she walked through Reagan National Airport on her way out of town after speaking at Glenn Beck's “Restoring Honor” rally on the Natonal Mall.  —  Holding her BlackBerry up with one hand …
Discussion: GOP 12 and The Page
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Subliminal Deception  —  The image on The Washington Post [see note below] website of the Restoring Honor rally today in Washington, D.C., reminded me of the advertising concept of subliminal seduction, where images are inserted into an advertisement in such a way as to send a message to the viewer without the viewer knowing it.
Discussion: Washington Post and HotAirPundit
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
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Sarah Palin Thanks America's ‘Giants,’ Large And Small, At Restoring Honor Rally  —  For a high-profile speaker, Sarah Palin got one of the more difficult jobs one can get at a rally: warming up the early morning crowd.  That said, when the crowd is thousands of Tea Party-affiliated Americans enthusiastic …
Discussion: Facebook, Cubachi, PalinTV and GOP 12
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Bummer.  Al Sharpton's Counter-Freedom Rally Attracts Only 3,000 Supporters
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:   Beck, Palin, Faith, Hope, and Charity
Mary C. Curtis / Politics Daily:
Glenn Beck ‘Restoring Honor’ Rally Draws Vast Crowd to National Mall
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
There was nothing to fear on Aug. 28, 1963
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Dems meet Beck rally with door-knocking campaign
Discussion: CNN and Weasel Zippers
ABCNEWS:
Glenn Beck's ‘Restoring Honor’ Rally Draws Tea Party Activists
Discussion: CNN and Firedoglake
Jerusalem Post:
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