FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Jess Levin (202) 772-8162
Washington, DC -- Today, Media Matters for America President Eric Burns released the following statement on Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally:
I greatly admire the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and applaud Glenn Beck's decision to commend those who dedicate their lives to defending our great nation. But Beck's insistence that today's rally was non-political ignores the facts.
The fact is, today's rally was political even if it wasn't overtly partisan. Sarah Palin launched into a not-so-thinly veiled attack on President Obama and last night's event at the Kennedy Center emphasized issues held dear by the Christian right. It was hosted by a political talk show host, featured speeches by conservative politicians, and was promoted and staffed by political groups of all stripes. If the rally truly wasn't political, the NRA, Americans for Prosperity, FreedomWorks, and Tea Party Patriots wouldn't have anything to do with it.
For more on Media Matters coverage on the rally, please see: