While Glenn Beck was leading a rally at the Lincoln Memorial today, Al Sharpton was leading his own across town in response. These are just excerpts below, but note the "we vs. them" tone of his remarks.
As for the Beck "Restoring Honor" rally, reports so far indicate it was peaceful and upbeat. It also appears a whole lot of folks showed up. It appears there were no objectionable statements made by the speakers, no violence, no threats, just a peaceful rally with lots of people.
What's wrong with that?
Indeed, what was the objection to this event? That it was on the same date when Martin Luther King (one of Beck's heroes, by the way) gave his "I have a dream" speech on the same site? Does that make it off limits?
"But we don't like Glenn Beck."
I can't wait to see and hear what Keith Olbermann has to say Monday.
Dig deep, Keith. You'll find something.