Skip to comments.Nets Punt on Glenn Beck Drawing Crowd of 65,000 in Dallas
Posted on 07/30/2012 5:30:28 PM PDT by Kaslin
CBS, which devoted four on-air segments between May 30 and June 1, 2012 to the "hundreds of Catholics" who rallied in support of dissenting nuns, ignored the tens of thousands who came from all over the U.S. to see conservative talk show host Glenn Beck speak on Saturday. In fact, all of the Big Three networks have yet to cover Beck's "Restoring Love" event in Dallas on their morning and evening newscasts.
CBS's Dallas affiliate reported that "more than 65,000 people filled Cowboys Stadium" for Beck's event. On Monday, Chris Ariens of MediaBistro's TVNewser blog noted that the gathering was a trending topic on Twitter on Saturday night.
Susy Solis of CBS 11 News in Dallas noted that Beck, "one of the most polarizing figures in America," drew the ire of the "notorious" Westboro Baptist Church, who protested the talk radio host. One unidentified protester labeled Beck a "false prophet."
This kind of omission from the Big Three isn't surprising. The networks also punted when Catholic dioceses and organizations filed 12 lawsuits against the Obama administration's abortifacient/birth control mandate in federal courts across the U.S. on May 21, 2012. They also regularly ignore the March for Life in Washington, DC, which draws hundreds of thousands to Washington, DC every year. As DC conservative talk show host Chris Plante has put it, one of the liberal media's greatest powers is the power to ignore.
A guy selling tickets to a concert in Dallas is not what most newscasts would deem news. Bruce Springsteen and Toby Keith do twice that much on most any night during the summer.
Of course not, 50 people in front of a Chik-fil-A is much bigger news to them.
Pay attention to me!
Network news has become irrelevant.
You’re right, but seven fat chicks and a goat can make the news if they’re gathering for gay marriage or against guns.
Only one artist (U2) drew an average of 65,000 people. Most other performers averaged 20-30,000 people to a concert.
Thus I would say it is newsworthy that a conservative talk show host/book seller would fill a stadium of 65,000 people.
I would rather go to see Glenn Beck than to see Bono screeching about saving the environment while he drags a quarter million tons of equipment around the country on tour with him, not to mention the private jets and limos.
When's the last time either of them drew those kinds of crowds to do charity projects in hundred degree heat ?
You really felt that you had to post that - Why?
Ditto to your comment.
And you could easily gather 100 women in Madrid just by opening a keg of Mahou-San Miguel.
No they don't.
No argument here. I like GB. But what he does is not “news.”. It might be great entertainment. It might move people. But it ain’t news.
Total LameStream media BS.
Any single man that can gather 65,000 folks together and talk about God and Country should be news.
Because it’s NOT a socialist commie and because it’s Beck, the govt owned media ignores it.
Just like they ignore the Chicago murders, it’s an Aurora per month.
He gets things done.
I know a lot of people here aren't Beck fans, but I think the man is sincere and I know he loves this country.
But; being sincere does not mean the same as being correct.
To jump from Catholicism to MORMONism is NOT a good career move!
Well, Springsteen sells out MSG for however many nights he wants.
But we a picking nits.
If GB sold tickets for this—he should buy commercial time. It’s just not news.
I agree, not an intelligent move!
Glenn did yoeman’s work educating the country at FNC, but jumped the shark with his bullet-proof vest and security detail at “Restoring Honor” in DC, IMHO.
I come here for news and opinion and sometimes occasional chuckles. That post got me my chuckle of the day!