Sunday, August 29, 2010

Glenn Beck's Prescription For America's Future: Old-Fashioned Fervor For (Certain) Fairy Tales

The mystery receded (for some, at least) yesterday with the revelation that Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" event was a run-of-the-mill, rally-the-rubes revival meetin', prescribing right-wing religion as the cure for the fundamental problem in today's America: oppression of whites by blacks, liberals and homosexuals.

The Tribune-Review not only covered the tent show but also took a couple of busloads of readers contest winners on a bus ride to Washington for the event. Lindsay Berdell, speaking on behalf of the Trib: "This rally was intended to honor the troops, unite the American people under the principles of integrity and truth, and to make a pledge to restore honor within ourselves and our country. We as an organization wanted to give our readers an opportunity to participate." Berdell omitted mention that Trib owner Richard Scaife is a major funder of sponsors of yesterday's events at the nation's capitol, no doubt hoping praying assuming her audience (Trib readers) would not be up to the task of adding two plus two without assistance.


spork_incident said...

As I've come to say: No people in history have been as brutally oppressed as the white Christian Americans.


Infinonymous said...

You forgot one modifier:

Rich white Christian Americans.