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6:45 PM ET, August 28, 2010

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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 …
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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?
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
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 …
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.
New York Times:
In Washington, a Call for Religious Rebirth  —  WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of people 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 where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered …
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
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:
CNN:
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
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)
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:
Discussion: AMERICAN DIGEST
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
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
There was nothing to fear on Aug. 28, 1963
CNN:
Beck talks faith in rally coinciding with anniversary of King's speech
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
Momma / Weasel Zippers:
Honor And American Pride Come To DC . . . UPDATED I, II, III, IV
Discussion: Hot Air, CBS News, Daily RFT and Salon
ABCNEWS:
Glenn Beck's ‘Restoring Honor’ Rally Draws Tea Party Activists
Discussion: Firedoglake, CNN and TBogg
 
 
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