On the September 7 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, Judge Napolitano described Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally as a "political gathering," laughably claiming that Beck's rally was the "largest gathering in American history, largest political gathering in 40 years." Later in the show -- when host Steve Doocy cleaned up Napolitano's ridiculous remarks by pointing to another recent "political gathering" that was much larger than Beck's -- Doocy iterated that Beck's rally was, indeed, a "political gathering."
This is striking because Beck took great pains to stress that his rally would be "non-political." This claim was clearly preposterous before the rally even took place: The event featured the divisive tea party darling Sarah Palin, was organized by tea party puppet-master FreedomWorks, and was financially supported by some Republican members of Congress. But, now that the rally is over and we've seen the undeniably partisan shots taken by speakers at the event, perhaps Fox figured it was safe to drop the charade?