Saturday, August 28, 2010

Make Believe Media: WaPo Claims Al Sharpton Brings Thousands to DC

Hundreds of thousands of Americans showed up in Washington today to see a rally held by Glenn Beck. So what does the Washington Post report? That Al Sharpton drews thousands to Washington.

Unreal. Most notable quote they can find about Beck, who outdrew Sharpton by about 100 to 1?
Jaime Contreras, president of SEIU-32BJ, said those gathered at the Mall with Beck "represent angry white people and hate-mongering." He added: "We will not let them stand in the way of the change we voted for!"
Meanwhile, they make sure to remind readers that Beck and Sarah Palin drew an overwhelmingly white crowd. They failed to note Sharpton's sparse gathering was overwhelming black, naturally.
Claiming the legacy of the nation's Founding Fathers and repeatedly evoking civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., Beck, Sarah Palin and other speakers at the "Restoring Honor" rally exhorted a sprawling and overwhelmingly white crowd to concentrate not on the history that has scarred the nation but instead on what makes it "good."
Update: Via Ian Schwartz, it looks like CBS was also playing the race card.
CBS News: "I'm noticing that there are not a lot of minorities here today, why do you think that is?"

Black woman at Glenn Beck rally: "They're probably over there with Al Sharpton."
Plus, even more nonsense.

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