Monday, August 30, 2010

Beck Rally wasn't a big deal

Adam Serwer agrees with my analysis of the Beck rally:
In fact, given the money and technology available to Beck, it feels like there should be a way to adjust for inflation when it comes to historical comparisons of crowd sizes. Imagine what King, the black church and labor movement could have done if they'd had access to the Internet and a television network.
When you have Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, unlimited advertising from Fox News, and a multi-million dollar budget from corporate supporters and all you can produce is a crowd of 87,000 people, you haven't really achieved much.

Serwer is guest posting at The Plum Line this week and you can read the rest of his analysis there.

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