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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Why Restore It NOW? Hmmm?

Lindaman writes:

Today is the day of Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, an event that could be a historic event in modern times.

And it sure was! ZZzzzzzzzz...

So, naturally since Glenn Beck is involved, the Left has been trying to tear it down. Here's a sampling of what Leftists have been saying about the event:

- At Beck's "Divine Destiny" event at the Kennedy Center the night before, Media Matters (the Soros funded Leftist lying media organization

Sorosssssss! Booga booga!

I'm glad you mentioned him again. Because this is still one of the funniest screenshots I've ever seen:

headed up by proven and admitted liar David Brock)

Yep, he admitted that when he was a Conservative, he was a liar.

When you lie, you never admit it.

Oh, and for those of you just tuning in: One of Lindaman's proofs that Media Matters lies, is because a proven Anti-Semite (Andy Martin) sued Media Matters for... truthfully stating that he was an Anti-Semite. Yep, right-wingers have to side with Anti-Semites.

said that the event was "steeped in politics" in spite of Beck's claims to contrary because...some of the speakers spoke out against abortion and political correctness! Oh, horrors! We can't have people exercising their free speech and making points that have religious undertones, can we?

Did they try to stop them from speaking? You know, like how you guys are trying to stop a Muslim community center?

Abortion and political correctness are political issues. They can speak about it all they like, but they can't turn around and say it's not a political gathering.

By the way, kids, there are people who skew to the left politically who agree with the speakers who came out against abortion and political correctness. Nat Hentoff comes to mind.

But they are on the left, and thus "hate America", remember? So who cares what they think?

- Media Matters also rattled off a list of conservative groups and people with connections (no matter how weak the connection - seriously, they bashed a conservative group for putting ads in one of their publications promoting the 8/28 events) to "prove" the 8/28 event was political. Wow. No wonder Media Matters is so revered by the Left. They dig to find completely irrelevant points to "expose" the Right's "real agenda." Bravo, you magnificent bastards!

Dude, Beck is a Conservative. Palin is a Conservative. They asked Teabaggers to come. It's a Conservative rally.

- Media Leftists have gone out of their way to portray Beck as a "conservative"

Are you saying Glenn Beck is not a Conservative?

and a "controversial talk show host," but have called blacks who oppose the 8/28 rally (like the Rev. Al Sharpton) as "civil rights leaders." Yeah, like Sharpton's new to the controversy scene. Beck's controversial because he said the President has a problem with white people,

No, Beck wondered if Obama hates white people.

but Sharpton isn't controversial because he actually does have a problem with white people?

Do you think Beck or Sharpton would take the word "controversial" as an insult? Controversy is good for them. Controversy gets them attention. Do you actually believe Beck would take insult to the word "controversial"? Hell, I would think he would be hurt not to be called "controversial." When he stops being controversial, he stops being known.

- ABC's Claire Shipman did a report about the 8/28 rally where she took one of Beck's statements out of context and used it to bash him. The statement used in the ABC report shows Beck saying, "Blacks don't own Martin Luther King." However, there was more to the statement. Here is Beck's full statement to put the segment ABC used in context: "Whites don't own Abraham Lincoln. Blacks don't own Martin Luther King." By leaving off the first half of Beck's statement, it changes the context of it all. But I'm sure it wasn't part of an orchestrated effort on the part of the Leftist media to malign Beck and those who are attending the rally today, right?

Shipman should have stated the full quote, absolutely. Big blunder on her part. She should've known that would be brought up.

It doesn't remove the context, though. Because Lincoln didn't champion the cause of whites the way MLK championed the cause of blacks. Beck's full quote does soften his statement, but his piece is still not out of context.

The end of the piece also shows a lengthy clip of Beck stating he couldn't replace MLK. So I don't see what the big deal is. But yes, Shipman should've known better.

- NBC's "Today" show featured a report about the rally, Tom Costello suggested that it might be difficult to stop people from having signs "with racial overtones" given how there were similar signs at a rally in DC last year. Of course, when Beck says no signs will be allowed and has done so repeatedly and clearly.

Uh... signs cannot be banned there. Beck recommended no signs, but he couldn't ban them. Costello was concerned about them bringing signs anyway.

You do know why Beck didn't want signs, right? Beck didn't want even more pictures of Teabaggers waving signs of Obama with a bone through his nose. Not that he cares about such signs, he just didn't want them associated with him. He got enough embarrassment from favoriting that white supremacist group on his Twitter... for several days.

I'm sure Costello was going to mention that but just ran out of time, what with trying to drag in Dr. Laura's allegedly racist rant

"Allegedly"? Ah, Conservatives. Sticking up for racists again (yawn).

into a completely unrelated matter because Sarah Palin defended Dr. Laura and will be a speaker today.

That's pretty damn related. Palin was a speaker at an event that was supposed to support MLK, and she had just made news by defending a racist. That's very relevant. You just didn't want people to know about it.

- MSNBC's Ed Schultz compared the TEA Party movement to the Nazis to try to malign the 8/28 rally

Well, they were trying to post politicians' home addresses...

But since when do Teabaggers act like Nazis, right? Just look at the logical points these Teabaggers make to this man:

and suggested Beck was trying to incite race riots.

Ed did not suggest that. He was interviewing trial-lawyer guest Mike Papantonio, and he said that "they want the same divisiveness, they the same ugliness that we saw in the Watts riots to emerge, so the next conservative movement can come into power."

If you disagree with what Mike said, fine. But don't lie and claim Ed suggested it.

Of course, the TEA Party folks have clearly said the 8/28 rally isn't anything they are putting on, but why let that fact get in the way of attacking Beck by proxy?

Except that Beck told them to come.

Wow. It's almost as if the Left is scared that conservatives are exercising their First Amendment rights today to express a different opinion than the Left espouses. How radical! How "dangerous."

Careful, you almost admitted it was a conservative event.

They can speak all they like, but don't pretend it was something other than a Conservative event.

How utterly predictable. Leftists attack anything they don't understand (which is quite a bit, it turns out) and call anything that deviates from their norm as not just wrong, but morally corrupt and intellectually devoid of anything worthwhile. That gives them the self-imposed righteousness to justify any means necessary to slander the Right. After all, they're fighting evil, so they have to fight fire with fire, right?

Yeah, not so much. See, when you resort to blatant and subtle dishonesty to make a point, your point isn't that strong to begin with. All the Left is doing with Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally is showing how dishonorable they can be.

Yeah, let's be honorable like this Teabagger at the event:

One last question: If it's not a Conservative event... what honor needs to be "restored"?

Glenn Beck, speaking on Friday at the Kennedy Center: "We are 12 hours away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." Sarah Palin, speaking at the Beckture: "We must not fundamentally transform America, as some would want." Which is it?

Beckapalooza didn't get the numbers Beck was claiming. Add that to the fact that the Teabaggers were bored to tears because he didn't fire them up. And nobody got hurt. So, in a way I'm glad it happened.

But yet again, I think it's very funny when white guys speak for MLK. Especially right-wingers.