August 30th, 2010
09:08 AM ET

Glenn Beck's 'Honor' rally: What you missed

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(CNN) - Conservative commentator Glenn Beck says his revival-style rally at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday was about restoring America's honor and returning the country to the values on which it was founded.

Tens of thousands of people showed up for the event, which also featured former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Beck insists the rally was nonpolitical, but the event, which took place on the 47th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, and in the same place, was not without controversy.

The message: Support the troops; return to God.

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  1. Lynn Roverud

    T"ens of thousands of people showed up for the event," - interesting, but from the looks of it and what others are reporting (other than FOX), it was more like HUNDREDS of thousands. Is CNN trying to minimize the interest shown to Glenn Beck? And how can I trust CNN when they quote only the last sentence of Mr. Beck that blacks did not own Dr. Martin Luther King? If you had any integrity or grit, you would have included the entire quote. Who to trust??

    August 30, 2010 at 12:29 pm |
  2. Lod Jay

    Glenn Beck was unaware that his rally coincided with the date of King's speech anniversary, at the very spot, but he included King's niece on the speech? And he expected people would buy that? Come on! Beck is a liar, and he acts like a clown on his shows. He just hates this administration, so he was trying to get people turn to God in anger! Do you really know your Bible? Then turn now to Romans 13:1,2 and Titus 3:1.

    August 30, 2010 at 12:07 pm |
  3. cmgulish

    shame on the media, again not reporting what they want to veil and manipulate. i was there and saw hundreds of thousands of people who love our country and are frightened and want to return to the founding fathers principles. it was a moving and inspiring meeting uniting us all, giving praise to all of our troops who have sacrificed so much. it stressed our common humanity and how we should love one another. we want God back to guide our government leaders. i don't think that makes us people and citizens who are radical and should be discredited and marginalized.

    August 30, 2010 at 11:27 am |