The Glenn Beck-Sarah Palin Rally to Un-Pervert MLK
Posted on Aug 19, 2010
There’s almost too much crazy going on here to cope, but Media Matters does a bang-up job of explaining how Sarah Palin (who told Dr. Laura N-Word “don’t retreat ... reload!”) and Glenn Beck are planning to “reclaim the civil rights movement” with a rally on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “dream” speech.
While promoting his upcoming “Restoring Honor” rally that falls on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.‘s “I Have a Dream” speech - and chalking up said coincidence to “divine providence” - Glenn Beck has repeatedly invoked the memory of the civil rights movement. According to Beck, the rally will “reclaim the civil rights movement” because “Martin Luther King’s dream” has “been distorted” and “massively perverted by progressives.”
As we’ve noted, Beck’s shameless co-opting of King’s legacy for his own self-aggrandizement is especially appalling in light of his long history of race-baiting (including, but far from limited to calling President Obama a “racist.”)
There’s plenty more to be found by clicking the above link, including Sarah Palin’s ridiculous tweets.
Photo illustration from images by Gage Skidmore, Therealbs2002 and Dick DeMarsico.