Where They See “Thousands”, I See Multitudes

| August 28, 2010 | 2 Replies

Let the media sapper operation against Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally begin! Here is how ABC is headlining the rally in Washington, DC today:

Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” Rally Draws Thousands

Well, sure, “thousands” is accurate, but so is “tens of thousands”. In fact, the latter is more accurate, wouldn’t you say?

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How about another view?

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But this is pretty standard stuff from the MSM, who were pre-smearing the rally last night and yesterday morning and who mysteriously avoided mentioning the front-and-center role of Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I prefer to get my news from people who were at the rally, instead of those who carp and snark from the sidelines. I simply do not understand why progressives and the MSM (but I repeat myself) can not give even a small, muted cheer for a rally with the central, and very loud, theme of “Freedom, F**k Yeah!”. You don’t have to be a Glenn Beck aficionado to appreciate his effort to remind America that its greatest days are far from fled and that freedom is the main tool we’ll have to use to dig ourselves out of our recent economic, political, and foreign policy woes. How do I know that? Because I’m not a Glenn Beck aficionado — I don’t watch his television show nor listen to his radio show. I don’t dig his style, but I’d have to be one of the biggest fools on the planet not to get behind a message that has always brought us strength, determination, and joy. As Sissy Wills reminds us, we are not infants and Beck does us the courtesy of not treating us as such.

We may well be “post-partisan” and “post-racial” these days, but we are most certainly not “post-freedom”. I think the tens of thousands who crowded Washington, DC this weekend to push back hard against the always-encroaching nanny state proved that decisively. To that, I can only say, Freedom? F**k, Yeah!

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