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2:00 AM ET, August 29, 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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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)
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 …
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
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: The Page and GOP 12
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.
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:
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 …
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
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:   Beck, Palin, Faith, Hope, and Charity
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Bummer.  Al Sharpton's Counter-Freedom Rally Attracts Only 3,000 Supporters
Discussion: AMERICAN DIGEST
Mary C. Curtis / Politics Daily:
Glenn Beck ‘Restoring Honor’ Rally Draws Vast Crowd to National Mall
Kevin Dolak / ABCNEWS:
Alveda King Speaks at Glenn Beck's DC Rally
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Dems meet Beck rally with door-knocking campaign
Discussion: CNN and Weasel Zippers
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
Jerusalem Post:
Egypt intercepts shipment of missiles  —  Authorities uncover large weapons cache hidden in Sinai.  —  Talkbacks (23)  —  Make JPOST.COM your Home Page  —  Iranian Threat  —  Jewish World  —  Local Israel  —  Arts & Culture  —  Français  —  Classifieds  —  Israel  —  Middle East
James Fanelli / NY Daily News:
Park51 developer Sharif El-Gamal has a history of run-ins with the law  —  Years before his latest real-estate project ignited an uproar, Sharif El-Gamal racked up at least seven run-ins with the law, including a bust for patronizing a prostitute.  —  “I regret many things that I did in my youth.
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Sumathi Reddy / Wall Street Journal:
Mosque Meeting in Disarray
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Weasel Zippers
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
David Vitter wins Senate primary  —  NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Republicans appear to have forgiven Sen. David Vitter's “serious sin.”  —  NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Republicans appear to have forgiven Sen. David Vitter's “serious sin.”  The first-term Republican brushed aside his primary challengers …
Discussion: The Note
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Associated Press:
W.Va. Democrats Pick Manchin for Byrd's Seat
Discussion: MyDD
Inside Cable News:
The Hazards of LiveTV: #25,077  —  One would think the network with the “Best Political Team on Television” could tell the difference between Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin....not to mention spell Palin's name right...  Update: Or knew that she ran for VICE-President.  How'd I miss that one?
 
 
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