Beckapalooza had a good article today giving a full background of tomorrow’s Glenn Beck event for those of us who are too cheap to buy cable and who haven’t been following the unfolding of the event planning.

This article just reinforces my wife’s feelings about Beck – Beck is a brand, and he does whatever he can to build his brand.  Love him or hate him, he’s a genius at self-marketing.  It’ll be interesting to see how ‘apolitical’ this rally (errr fundraiser) is…

I saw some other articles, though, from folks wanting to make hay out of the fact that he’s co-opting the National Mall on the anniversary of the MLK rally.  I don’t think it’s that big of a deal, other than the fact that those who might make a pilgrimage to the national park (yes, the Mall is a national park) will find hoards of people, giant screens, and a lot of loud conservative propaganda — not exactly the reflective environment that one would want to honor King and the legacy of the civil rights movement.

But hey – it’s a new day – and it’s as good a day as any other for a little free speech in Washington.

Have fun out there , MIL and FIL.  If nothing else, you should have plenty of good ‘people watching’ to do.

2 thoughts on “Beckapalooza”

  1. I don’t really have a dog in the fight. Just a casual observer in this one. I guess I just haven’t observed the light yet, though I did spend excessive amounts of time as a child staring at the sun… 🙂

    Beck has definitely struck a nerve… I’m not sure that even Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity could put together a day this impressive at the height of their popularity. I guess they just weren’t as ambitious as Beck. It’s truly impressive.

    Can’t wait to hear the reports from the boots on the ground! We’ll be watching CSPAN for ya!

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