Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor Rally - The Intrepid

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor Rally

Chase Whiteside (interviewer) and Erick Stoll (cameraman) of New Left Media talk to a handful of the tens of thousands of Americans that gathered at the Lincoln Memorial this past weekend for Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally.

I have mixed feelings about New Left Media's ongoing exposé of tea party events. While Whiteside excels at getting tea partiers, birthers, and Palin supporters, reveal the inherent contradictions within their philosophies, the interviews are just snapshots that really don't do the movement justice.

Some tea partiers subscribe to libertarianism, others to Bush-brand neo-conservatism, and many are just scared by the current economic climate. There is no monolithic tea party philosophy. These videos often portray partiers as a homogeneous group of racists, fear mongers, and idiots, which simply isn't true.

Video from New Left Media.


Anonymous said...

You're mistaken.
There were HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS that attended that event. Take it from someone who was there, who witnessed the people sitting beyond the Washington Monument. Anyone who doubts the fact that hundreds of thousands of people attended that event, must be blind. There isn't any other explaination. Glenn Beck made history that day; it's utterly obvious.

Stephen M. said...

According to, which was commissioned by CBS News to estimate the crowd size, 87,000 (+/- 9,000) people attended Beck's rally this past weekend.

Anonymous said...

Oh, really? HA, I'm sorry but I can't help but laugh. I do believe that the New York Times reported the attendance being around 500,000 people. Now, to me 500,000 people filling up the grass area around the reflecting pool, beyond the WWII Memorial, to the Washington Monument sounds a little more logical than 87,000 people.

Stephen M. said...

If you can provide a link to a credible source that backs up your stats then I'll happily change the article to reflect the competing claims.