The Monochromatic Rally: Glenn Beck and the Overwhelmingly White Crowd

Jenny Erikson

jenny erikson
Jenny Erikson
Crowd estimates have put attendance as high as 80 people for Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally in Washington, D.C., this past weekend. Of those 80 people, 78.4 of them were white. It's obviously because Glenn Beck followers hate black people almost as much as they hate the gays.

The Washington Post claims an overwhelmingly white crowd. The Huffington Post says, "The rally drew white people like grilled cheese to white bread." Salon referenced the overwhelmingly white crowd of thousands having to strain to hear Beck because they couldn't get in range of the massive speakers. Interesting that they couldn't get closer to the speakers in the sparse crowd. 

In other news, elementary schools across the nation welcomed back thousands of people this week, the overwhelming majority of whom were children.

Some things are just not newsworthy. It's not exactly news that the majority of the Restoring Honor attendees were white, because the majority of Americans are white. Besides that, I fail to see what the skin color of the participants has to do with the price of loans from China.

Yet the mainstream and liberal media delight in reporting to us that Glenn Beck supporters are, more often than not, white. Why is this news? They might as well report that some house in Oklahoma didn't burn down today or Paris Hilton is kind of slutty. Common, everyday facts and occurrences don't deserve a headline.

This just in! Being predominately attended by white people, the Glenn Beck rally was an accurate racial representation of United States citizens. No wonder MSNBC's ratings are so low.

If reporters and commentators want to report on rallies and race, I'd suggest looking into Al Sharpton's Reclaim the Dream march. Held across town from the Beck rally, Sharpton's event was also overly monochromatic. Here's a potential headline: Sharpton Harps on Identity Politics to a Predominately Black Crowd.

And they say Glenn Beck is the racist.


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