Thanks to the RightScoop for posting this.
I watched it on my computer. Estimates are half a million people! An extremely… Protestant event.
I actually enjoyed something that happened just before the rally started:
I watched it on Facebook, and under the screen people across North America were chatting on a constantly updated feed.
Before the rally proper, the camera focused on the podium as staffers milled around the stage.
However, at one point we could all hear the unseen Beck and his staff “behind the scenes,” making last minute preparations.
Needless to say, everyone using Facebook immediately recognized Beck’s voice, and (perhaps dreading a Face in the Crowd moment) started typing:
“Glenn, your mike is open!”
“Somebody tell Glenn his mic is on!!”
Sure enough about 30 seconds in we heard Beck say, “Guys, I hear my mic is on, can you fix it?”
So… 21st century!
PLUS: “You go to war with the tv personalities you have”…
And what I wrote a few months ago on the same topic.
UPDATE: J.E. Dyer writes…
The left will do what it’s going to do, but what I’d like to do here is reiterate a point I made about Palin last year to my fellows on the right. The point is this: people like Beck, Palin, and Limbaugh are as much a test of our character as anything else.
Are we so dedicated to a set idea of decorum and credentials that we will close our ears to people who are telling us the truth, because of their social attributes, communication style, and demeanor?