August 28th, 2010
01:02 PM ET
12 years ago

NAACP president slams Glenn Beck at 'Reclaim the Dream' rally

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption =" The crowd at Al Sharpton’s ‘Reclaim the Dream’ rally in Washington."](CNN) - NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous, speaking at the "Reclaim the Dream" rally Saturday, castigated the message of the Glenn Beck rally across town in Washington.

"For a year and a half, we've been subjected to small hearts and small minds on our small screens," he said, referring to conservative ideas on media. Beck is a conservative talk show host, with a program on Fox News as well as several radio programs.

Urging people to continue to fight for issues like health care and the ideas of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jealous said, "It's time to make sure our country - when they turn on the TV - sees itself reflected back."

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soundoff (178 Responses)
  1. disgusted

    Yes, please let's keep fighting for black people to get free stuff. That way they can go on collecting entitlements paid for by people who actually work for a living. How dare Beck try to take that away from the poor blacks and latinos who are too busy collecting their welfare and disability checks and having dozens of babies out of wedlock to be bothered with gainful employment. He should be ashamed of himself!

    August 28, 2010 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  2. Graham

    Beck and Palin are fighting a losing war. Restore honor? Start with restoring your brain.

    August 28, 2010 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  3. Amelia

    Thank you Glenn Beck for the courage to speak the truth. Its very refrshing and needed.

    August 28, 2010 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
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