This is fun

Bob Herbert:

America is better than Glenn Beck. For all of his celebrity, Mr. Beck is an ignorant, divisive, pathetic figure. On the anniversary of the great 1963 March on Washington he will stand in the shadows of giants — Abraham Lincoln and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Glen Beck:

Despite the presence of former Gov. Sarah Palin and many Tea Party trappings, the event was not political, or at least not in any conventional sense. Rather, the speakers called for bringing religion into the public square and using it as the guiding force in all aspects of American life.

Oh, right, religious peeps gather where religious peep made great speech and this is evidence of the destruction of American society.

Ho hum.

5 comments on “This is fun

  1. What’s most pathetic about this is that it is not an anniversary in any meaningful sense, it happens to be the same day where 47 years ago MLK made his speech. If it was the 50th anniversary I might be able to understand, otherwise it looks as though people are claiming 28th August every year for MLK events and nothing else.

  2. Aye, but the people who’re claiming relevance are the Tea Party-ists, not their opponents. If you made a speech at St Peter’s Field in Manchester on the 16th of August of any year, you’d be doing so to make some kind of point.

    Tim adds: Last Saturday (it’s not going to be a Sunday, not with the religion thing) of the summer before Labor Day? Think the date’s more a coincidence than anything….

  3. Aye, but the people who’re claiming relevance are the Tea Party-ists, not their opponents.

    Not according to the news reports I’ve been reading.

  4. For Herbert to refer to anyone as ignorant and divisive is a trip in itself. And neither the “Tea Party-ists” nor Beck ever made any reference to any significance of the date. That was by the NYT and MSNBC, just pure coincidence on the same day.

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