You ain't kidding, Noel.
• The New York Times' Race-Baiter-in-Chief (Bob Herbert) decries the loss of civility in "America Is Better Than This":
For all of his celebrity, Mr. Beck is an ignorant, divisive, pathetic figure... Beck is a provocateur who likes to play with matches in the tinderbox of racial and ethnic confrontation. He seems oblivious to the real danger of his execrable behavior.
There's a loss of civility all right, and it comes from the race-baiters like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Bob Herbert. Bob forgot to mention MLK's niece, who spoke at the event, or conservatives' undying love and support of Lt. Col. Allan West and Marco Rubio. You see, Bob: we don't give a damn about race, religion, creed or skin pigmentation. We care about our nation. Our children. The Constitution. And its limits on government, not man. But you're an ideologue, Herb, so we don't expect you could possibly understand these difficult concepts.
• CNN leads with "NAACP president slams Glenn Beck at 'Reclaim the Dream' rally":
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.
Race-baiting is a booming business for the likes of the once proud NAACP. That's why they market the status quo. Consider their assertion: the country elected a black president, yet the majority of Americans are somehow racists? The NAACP believes that school choice is evil and and that welfare is great for the urban poor. But the Democrats' Ponzi schemes are collapsing as we speak. And once the urban poor realize they've been sold a bill of goods by the Democrat Party, well, it ain't gonna be pretty.
• ABC's sarcastic subhead reads "Glenn Beck's 'Restoring Honor' Rally to Celebrate Martin Luther King"
...Sharpton and several other African American leaders have blasted Beck and the conservative right for distorting the legacy of the civil rights movement.
"What they are trying to do is divert the nation from the agenda of Martin Luther King to their agenda, and I think that's hijacking his legacy," said Rev. Carlton W. Veazey, minister of the National Baptist Convention and president of Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice...
"What they have said all the time, have been trying to divide people, trying to exclude people," Veazey said. "For him to lead a rally with that kind of attitude taints the whole affair."
Really? Far as I can tell, the only people trying to divide folks are the separatist front groups: the NAACP, La Raza, and their malevolent ilk.
• The Associated Press is segmenting the crowd into various races (why not gender or religion?).
Conservative commentator Glenn Beck and tea party champion Sarah Palin appealed Saturday to a vast, predominantly white crowd on the National Mall to help restore traditional American values and honor Martin Luther King's message. Civil rights leaders who accused the group of hijacking King's legacy held their own rally and march.
Of the first twelve paragraphs of the AP story, six were spent focusing on pro race-baiter Al Sharpton and his tiny 'protest'.
• The Washington Post, true to form, offers Al ("Kill the Jew") Sharpton roughly equivalent coverage with the major rally, though one attracted 2,500 and the other attracted 500,000... a million? Dana Milbank's prominent feature article covers the same, familiar ground as Bob Herbert's. In fact, I'm not sure why these legacy media columnists are all needed. Since their columns frequently echo one another, their salaries would appear to be utterly redundant:
...I was reminded of Beck's affection for deception as he hyped his march on Washington -- an event scheduled for the same date (Aug. 28) and on the same spot (the Lincoln Memorial) as Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic march 47 years ago. Beck claimed it was pure coincidence, but then he made every effort to appropriate the mantle of the great civil rights leader.
Beck as the fulfillment of Dr. King's dream? And you thought "War of the Worlds" was frightening....
...Beck has spoken on air about "radical black nationalism" in the White House and "Marxist black liberation theology" influencing Obama. He has further determined that the New Black Panthers have "ties to the White House in a myriad of ways" and are part of Obama's "army of thugs." ...
...To his followers, he says: "We are the people of the civil rights movement."
All that is left is for Beck to drive around town by ambulance.
• Politico believes that the crowd numbered less than 100,000, while the AP said it numbered in the "tens of thousands".
Holding her BlackBerry up with one hand, she lamented that The Associated Press had only pegged attendance as "tens of thousands."
Asked if there were more than 100,000 people there, Palin said: "Oh yeah."
Read the photos and weep, twits.
Here's a little cheat sheet for legacy media
These rallies focus on one fundamental concept: forcing government to honor our highest law, the United States Constitution -- the greatest framework for government ever created.
We don't give a damn about race, religion, creed, skin pigmentation or body odor (yes, I mean you, Ed Schultz), as evidenced by our rock solid support of patriots from every culture and walk of life.
We have the biggest tent of all: the freedom tent, in which government is controlled, not the individual.
You see, dimwit media, we believe in the rule of law. The Constitution. The Declaration. And you are its enemies. And very soon now you will become nothing more than a footnote to a footnote to a passing reference in an elementary school history book.
Update: Subliminal Deception.
Update II: JP writes:
Thanks for your post. I should no longer be appalled by anything the Baltimore Sun fails at... but I still am. Today's Sun had NO story and NO mention/blurb on Page 1 of yesterday's rally. On Page 2, they had about 1/2 page and used the "predominantly white crowd" phrase and "tens of thousands" attended, with a photo showing The National Mall overflowing, perhaps with as many as who attended MLK's speech and Marian Anderson's singing.
Then I noticed that they deliberately gave NO crowd numbers for the Rev. Al, and neglected to mention that it was a "predominantly black crowd". It was story written by a Sun reporter, but she apparently studied the AP article first.
The news is almost dead.
Hat tip: Memeorandum. Linked by: Michelle Malkin. Thanks!