We’ve all heard about the controversy of Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally, which took place on the 47th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech.” The analysis has largely been stuck on the question of whether Beck should or should not have held his rally on the landmark date. In my opinion, what is most egregious is Beck’s plan to “reclaim civil rights” buffet-style. In addition, I find the larger dynamics of the rally, as the beginning of a movement, worth questioning considering that Beck paints himself as an entertainer (see show’s voiceover and apocalyptic jingle).

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