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Glenn Beck's Next Rally Site: Jerusalem

Announces 'Restoring Courage' plans on radio show

(Newser) - Glenn Beck went to Washington last summer to restore honor; now, he’s planning to bring courage back to Jerusalem. Beck made his promised “big announcement” today on his radio show: Sometime in August, Beck will head to the city for another rally. “I invite you to join... More »

The Top Moments in 2010 Politics

The Tea Party really made things interesting this year

(Newser) - From a January special election right up to the unexpectedly-productive lame duck Congress that just finished, 2010 was an incredible year in politics. Here's the rundown of Politico's top moments:
  • Jan. 9, Scott Brown surges—The Republican took the lead in polls, sending uneasy Democrats into full-fledged panic mode. Just
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Jon Stewart's Was Bigger Than Beck's

But what did it all mean?

(Newser) - Number, schmumbers. Who cares exactly how many people turned up at Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity? The real question is: Whose was bigger: Stewart's or Glenn Beck's? In the battle of the rallies, Stewart's DC turnout "trounced" Beck's, declares the Independent , citing an "official arbiter"—a... More »

Beck Rally the 'Waterworld of White Self-Pity'

Nativist demonstrators voice anxieties of the coming white 'minority'

(Newser) - What was it like to be at Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally? Like visiting a political event in the not-so-distant future when white people are a minority in America, writes Christopher Hitchens for Slate . The prescriptions offered by speakers and attendees for restoring "honor"—and exactly what... More »

Beck Rally Is Warning to All

Many hate Dems ... and GOP

(Newser) - The anti-Washington energy at Glenn Beck's rally Saturday is a warning not only to the incumbent party but also to the GOP. Many at the DC event, which "carried the tone of a religious revival," according to the Wall Street Journal , said in interviews that GOP politicians shouldn't... More »

So, Just How Many Attended Beck's Rally?

Reports range from 87K all the way to 500K or more

(Newser) - Glenn Beck himself estimated the number of people at yesterday’s “Restoring Honor” rally at between 300,000 and 650,000. But we may never get an official answer, thanks to the politically charged nature of the question, CNN reports . The network sums up some of the wildly varied... More »

Beck: No Palin-Beck 2012

Of course that's what everyone's talking about

(Newser) - The star of yesterday's show at the Lincoln Memorial was the star of the Sunday dial, with none other than Glenn Beck taking a seat opposite fellow Fox Newser Chris Wallace for an interview that Politico notes was at times overly adulatory with the occasional hardball. Highlights:
  • On Palin-Beck 2012:
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Sharpton: 'They Have the Platform, We Have the Dream'

He stages rally to counter Glenn Beck's

(Newser) - Al Sharpton led his counter-rally to Glenn Beck's today, declaring: "They may have the mall, but we have the message. They may have the platform, but we have the dream." Sharpton and other activists gathered to commemorate the 47th anniversary of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech,... More »

Beck: America Returning to God

Thousands attend his rally in Washington

(Newser) - Some highlights from the Glenn Beck rally, as rounded up by the Times , Post , Politico , and AP :
  • Beck: "For too long, this country has wandered in darkness. ... We have had moments of brilliance and moments of darkness. But this country has spent far too long worried about scars and
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'America Is Better Than Glenn Beck'

Bob Herbert, Charles Blow vent about today's rally

(Newser) - Bob Herbert and Charles Blow use their New York Times columns today to rip Glenn Beck's DC rally:
  • Herbert: "America is better than Glenn Beck," he writes, criticizing the Fox persona as "a provocateur who likes to play with matches in the tinderbox of racial and ethnic
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Glenn Beck Now Owns Civil Rights

Mostly because he says so

(Newser) - It's the dawn of Glenn Beck's much-debated Restoring Honor rally on the anniversary of MLK's Dream, and Washington Post scribe Dana Milbank—the author of a forthcoming Beck biography—takes a somewhat incredulous look at the white guy with the borderline racist track record and his bid to co-opt the... More »

MLK's Niece: Why I Stand With Glenn Beck

She says rally isn't political

(Newser) - One King will be at Glenn Beck’s rally on the Washington Mall tomorrow—pro-life activist Alveda King, niece of the civil rights pioneer. “Americans are hungry to reclaim the symbols of our liberty,” she writes in the Christian Science Monitor . “Glen Beck’s rally … will... More »

Jon Stewart Takes Down 'Beckapalooza'

Stephen Colbert joins in on the fun, too

(Newser) - The Daily Show is going on vacation for the next 10 days, so Jon Stewart took the opportunity last night to take down Glenn Beck and his “Restoring Honor” rally —or, as Stewart called it, “Beckapalooza, Beckstock, Beckchella, Becketh Fair, Becking Man.” The epic 10-minute rant... More »

Ban Glenn Beck From Ground Zero

Fox host said in 2005 he 'hated' 9/11 families

(Newser) - The argument against the Park51 project—the so-called Ground Zero mosque—hinges on the idea that an Islamic symbol near the site of the 9/11 attacks is offensive to the families of the victims. One of the loudest voices opposing the project has been Glenn Beck, writes Cenk Uygur for... More »

My Dad, MLK, Would Back Glenn Beck's Right to Rally

But remember that he rejected 'hateful rhetoric'

(Newser) - The son of Martin Luther King Jr. says his father "would be the first to say" that Glenn Beck and his supporters have the right to rally in Washington this weekend—the anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" speech. But he'd like to remind everyone of a... More »

Park Service Approves Glenn Beck's DC Rally

It's on the anniversary of MLK's 'I Have a Dream' speech

(Newser) - Glenn Beck's controversial DC rally is a go. The National Park Service has approved a permit to stage his "Restoring Honor" event at the National Mall on Aug. 28, the anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech at the same location, reports the Washington Post... More »

'Non-Political' Glenn Beck Rally Looks Pretty Political

...despite foundation's 501(c)3 status

(Newser) - Glenn Beck has insisted that his much-hyped Aug. 17 rally on the national mall will not be political. "This is not a tea party," he said on his radio show in May. "This is not a political event." That's because he's holding the event with the... More »

Beck 'Hijacks' MLK Anniversary for Tea Party Rally

Lincoln Memorial rally will trample legacy, King supporters say

(Newser) - With his critically maligned new thriller— accused by some of being a playbook for armed insurrection—perched happily at the top of the New York Times bestseller list , Glenn Beck is on to new provocations. His plans for a massive “take our country back” Tea Party rally at the... More »

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