September 9th, 2010
01:37 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin, Beck team up on 9/11 event

Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck will appear together at an event in Alaska on September 11.
Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck will appear together at an event in Alaska on September 11.

(CNN) - After a wildly successful rally on the National Mall, Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck are teaming up again - but this time for a cost.

The two conservative rock-stars are set to appear together in Alaska on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks in an event that costs a minimum of $65 to attend.

"We can count on Glenn to make the night interesting and inspiring, and I can think of no better way to commemorate 9/11 than to gather with patriots who will 'never forget,'" said Palin on her Facebook page earlier this week. "Hope to see you there!"

But in sharp contrast to the free event in Washington last month, tickets to this latest Palin-Beck affair run as high as $225 – a price tag that some Democrats are making hay about given the somber timing of the event.

But Christopher Cox, the Anchorage-based promoter of the event, told the Anchorage Daily News the date is purely coincidental and was originally scheduled for a week earlier.

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Filed under: Glenn Beck • issues • Sarah Palin
September 3rd, 2010
02:40 PM ET
4 years ago

Beck scoffs at 'lie' allegations

 Beck is laughing at critics who are making a big deal over his 'lie.' at last weekend's rally.
Beck is laughing at critics who are making a big deal over his 'lie.' at last weekend's rally.

(CNN) -Glenn Beck is scoffing at recent attacks from MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and others after the Fox News host inaccurately told the crowd at his recent Washington, DC rally that he "held" George Washington's handwritten inaugural address.

"I thought it would be a little easier in the speech," Beck told his radio listeners Thursday as he dismissed the most recent liberal attack directed at him.

The uproar from the left came in response to a comment Beck made during his Restoring Honor rally on the National Mall last weekend in which he said, "I went to the National Archives and held the First Inaugural Address written in his own hand by George Washington."

Turns out the Archives' policy doesn't allow members of the public to touch rare documents like the First Inaugural Address. Instead, Beck was permitted to view the document through plastic – prompting Olbermann to declare "his story that he actually got to hold it…is wrong."

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Filed under: Glenn Beck
August 30th, 2010
08:58 AM ET
4 years ago

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

 People flocked to the National Mall and Lincoln Memorial to hear conservative commentator Glenn Beck speak at his ‘Restoring Honor’ rally.
People flocked to the National Mall and Lincoln Memorial to hear conservative commentator Glenn Beck speak at his ‘Restoring Honor’ rally.

(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 five things you missed:
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Filed under: Glenn Beck
August 30th, 2010
08:35 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama on his citizenship: 'The facts are the facts, right?'

 President Obama said Sunday that there is a ‘network of misinformation’ spreading false rumors about his citizenship and faith.
President Obama said Sunday that there is a ‘network of misinformation’ spreading false rumors about his citizenship and faith.

(CNN) - President Obama dismissed on Sunday the results of recent polls that show a significant portion of the population have doubts about his citizenship and believe he is a Muslim.

In an interview with NBC's Brian Williams on Sunday, Obama said "the facts are the facts, right?" But said "there is a mechanism, a network of misinformation that in a new media era can get churned out there constantly."

"I can't spend all my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead," the president added.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released August 4th showed more than a quarter of the public have doubts about Obama's citizenship, with 11 percent saying Obama was definitely not born in the United States and another 16 percent saying the president was probably not born in the country.

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Filed under: Glenn Beck • President Obama • Religion
August 29th, 2010
10:20 AM ET
4 years ago

Beck says rally wanted to reclaim civil rights 'from politics'

 Conservative commentator Glenn Beck said Sunday that his revival-style rally yesterday at the Lincoln Memorial was meant to reclaim the U.S. civil rights movement ‘from politics.’
Conservative commentator Glenn Beck said Sunday that his revival-style rally yesterday at the Lincoln Memorial was meant to reclaim the U.S. civil rights movement ‘from politics.’

Washington (CNN) - Conservative commentator Glenn Beck says his weekend revival-style rally at the Lincoln Memorial was meant to reclaim the U.S. civil rights movement "from politics," arguing that the movement was about "people of faith."

Beck told Fox News, the network that carries his weekday television program, that the essence of the movement was about "people of faith who believe you have an equal right to justice."

"If it's not the essence, then we've been sold a pack of lies. The essence is that everyone deserves a shot - the content of character not the color of skin," he told "Fox News Sunday."

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Filed under: Glenn Beck
August 29th, 2010
10:07 AM ET
4 years ago

Wildly conflicting reports filed about Beck rally crowd size

ALT TEXT A view of the ‘Restoring Honor’ crowd. (PHOTO CREDIT: Simon Hernandez-Arthur /CNN)

Washington (CNN) – If you’ve ever tried to guess how many jelly beans are inside a huge jar, you have some idea what it’s like to estimate crowds at massive Washington D.C. rallies.

But the stakes in Washington are far higher, with the estimates politically charged and highly controversial. U.S. Park Police, burned by previous controversies, no longer makes them. So there are no official estimates of crowd size at events on the National Mall.

And Saturday’s “Restoring Honor” rally with Fox News and radio show host Glenn Beck was no different. There was wide disagreement of just how big the crowd near the Lincoln Memorial was, followed by claims that some estimates low-balled the size.

CBS News took a scientific approach, commissioning a crowd estimate by the company AirPhotosLive.com. The network reported that AirPhotosLive estimated the crowd at 87,000 people. But they noted that with a margin of error of 9,000, “between 78,000 and 96,000 attended the rally.”

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Filed under: Glenn Beck
August 28th, 2010
03:30 PM ET
4 years ago

Beck talks faith in rally coinciding with anniversary of King's speech

ALT TEXT Crowds fill in around the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday. (PHOTO CREDIT: Paul Steinhauser/CNN)

(Updated at 3:30 p.m. ET)

Washington (CNN) - In what resembled more a revival than a political rally, conservative talk show host Glenn Beck urged the large crowds at his "Restoring Honor" event Saturday to "turn back to God" and return America to the values on which it was founded.

"Something beyond imagination is happening," he told participants who packed the National Mall in Washington. "America today begins to turn back to God. For too long, this country has wandered in darkness."

The rally drew fire for its timing and location.

People filled the park by the Lincoln Memorial's reflecting pool, in the shadows and echoes of the most pivotal civil rights address in America's history - the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech, which he delivered there 47 years ago.

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Filed under: Glenn Beck
August 28th, 2010
03:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Scenes from the 'Restoring Honor' rally

ALT TEXT (PHOTO CREDITS: Bethany Crudele/CNN)

ALT TEXT A view of the ‘Restoring Honor’ rally from atop the Washington Monument. (PHOTO CREDIT: Doug Schantz /CNN)

Check out other scenes from Glenn Beck's 'Restoring Honor' rally after the jump:
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Filed under: Glenn Beck
August 28th, 2010
12:28 PM ET
4 years ago

At Beck rally, MLK's niece says civil rights leader 'would sure commend us'

(CNN) – The niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. said that her uncle would approve of conservative talk show host Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally unfolding Saturday in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, the same place where the civil rights leader delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech 47 years ago.

"If Uncle Martin could be here today, he would sure commend us of giving honor where honor is due," Alveda King told a large, cheering crowd.


Filed under: Alveda King • Glenn Beck
August 28th, 2010
11:52 AM ET
4 years ago

Beck backstage

ALT TEXT Glenn Beck backstage at his ‘Restoring Honor’ rally Saturday in front of the Lincoln Memorial. (PHOTO CREDIT: Rachel Streitfeld/CNN)


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