You’ve heard me talk about Glenn Beck’s planned rally at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, which I strongly oppose.
Well, here’s the latest. It’s not only an insult to the memory of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr.
As I learned yesterday from the National Park Service, it’s all a fraud.
I spoke with Bill Line in the Communications Office of the NPS. He told me:
- 1. Even though the poster for Beck’s rally shows the Lincoln Memorial, the event would actually be held on the steps of the Reflecting Pool in front of the Memorial, not on the steps of the Memorial itself.
- 2. At this point, according to Line, no final permit has been awarded for the August 28 event. The permit is still pending, and may not in fact be approved. Nevertheless, Beck is already selling t-shirts and posters for the event – and inviting members of the public to attend.
Not only that, Beck is exploiting a charity for the troops to pay for his rally. His website solicits contributions to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, but the fine print says: All contributions made to the SOWF will first be applied to the costs of the Restoring Honor Rally taking place on August 28, 2010.
So there you have it. Glenn Beck’s August 28 rally? It’s not really at the Lincoln Memorial. It may not even be held at all. And he’s using our military to raise money for his political event.
Glenn Beck’s August 28 rally, in other words, is as phony as he is.