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Beck, Palin, Sharpton and the Million Man March.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129492929

I love this quote, “The crowd — organizers had a permit for 300,000 — was vast, with people standing shoulder to shoulder across large expanses of the Mall. The National Park Service stopped doing crowd counts in 1997 after the agency was accused of underestimating numbers for the 1995 Million Man March.”

Is this right?  I thought they overestimated the numbers, way overestimated.  I could be wrong.  It also might not have been the National Park Service who did the overestimating.  It may have been the mainstream media.  Still, it is funny that they quit estimating instead of just getting better at estimating if they were indeed wrong.

Then, there is Sharpton.  Did King want the Fed. Gov. to “ensure equality”?  Or, did he want “his People” to be judged by the content of their character?  You tell me, Al.  “The Rev. Al Sharpton, leading the civil rights march, said Beck’s demonstration was an anti-government rally that advocated states’ rights — counter to the message in King’s speech, in which the civil right leader appealed to the federal government to ensure equality.

“The structural breakdown of a strong national government, which is what they’re calling for, is something that does not serve the interests of the nation and it’s something that Dr. King and others fought against,” Sharpton told C-SPAN hours before his event.”

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This entry was posted on August 28, 2010 by in Uncategorized.
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