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August 28, 2010

1st Reason Glenn Luther King Hit it Out of the Park in DC — Visual Media Swallowed the King Sham

Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Not only did the visual media fall-in-line with Glenn Beck’s co-opting of Martin Luther King’s “Dream” speech and rally at the Lincoln Memorial, it produced this gorgeous, yet radically paradoxical newswire photo erasing how much the Tea Party is not just overwhelmingly white, and also a pro-White mission.

If Glenn Beck had tried with the best PR minds to create an image for this event that transferred to the Tea Party King’s: “… dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” he couldn’t have come up with anything better — given the way this innocent, dark-skinned girl with the heart sticker and American flag casts her eyes (as might be presumed by the caption) up to Mr. Beck, himself.

(caption: Pashai Oway, 6, of Arlington, Va. , holds an American flag while attending the the “Restoring Honor” rally, organized by Glenn Beck, in Washington, on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010. photo: Jacquelyn Martin/A.P.)


A 2nd Reason Glenn Luther King Hit it Out of the Park in DC – They Left the Signs at Home

A 3rd Reason Glenn Luther King Hit it Out of the Park in DC – God (and GW) are in the Tea House

  • M. Erwin

    Her sneaker looked strangely to me like an aboriginal spear tip, topping the stick that holds the flag…

    • Suzii

      That was my first thought, too!

    • Ron

      Me too on the native theme, actually thought it was a feather though.

  • black dog barking

    This little girl’s picture captures many things I don’t see in previous images of the public face of the tea party movement. Here I see youth, a centered calmness, something like respect, a cool focused interest in the objects of her attention. Contrast the typical image of a tea party gathering, full of angry prime-of-life-plus white men shaking their signs and flags in gestures of anger at free-floating products of their inner imaginations.

    I doubt the subject of this photo has much of an appreciation for homosexuality or affirmative action, the topics du jour on the Washington Mall this bright summer day. If she does, she doesn’t seem to bother her much.

  • Lisa Hill

    What a beautiful child! This is the face of our future. Here’s to hoping we have a future to give her! Restore Honor for her.

  • frank

    I disagree! The first and main reason is that most people are like sheep, they don’t have a mind of their own, they just follow any idiot
    that promises good things, without questions or doing research of their own. Alexander Dumas said it best in the Count of Montecristo: “Kings and pawns, emperors and fools.”

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