Sunday, August 29, 2010
Glenn Beck's 'Restoring Honor' Rally: What Do You Think Now? : The Two-Way : NPR
After all the talk about whether his "Restoring Honor" rally at the Lincoln Memorial was divisive because he had chosen the location and anniversary of Martin Luther King's 1963 "I have a dream" speech, how is conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck's event playing on the morning after?
Well, NPR's headline puts it this way: "On The National Mall, Divisions Kept In Check." Topping her story with both the Beck rally and a another gathering aimed at honoring the anniversary of King's speech, reporter Andrea Seabrook says that "the National Mall in Washington, D.C., became a crossroads of American politics Saturday. Two rallies represented two very different ideas of what this country is and should be. Tens of thousands of conservatives gathered to honor the military and Christian values, while a much smaller group demonstrated in honor of the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington." Among those leading the second event was the Rev. Al Sharpton.