Archive for August 28, 2010

We interupt our serious talk for some classic cars

Posted: August 28, 2010 by datechguy in fun
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On the way home from Funspot on Tuesday we passed by the Route 104 Diner were we saw a vast collection of classic cars. That’s were I met and talked to Dave:

apparently this is held every Tuesday night in Meredith NH so come on down. My photos of the cars present follow:

CBS lowballs Glenn Beck…

Posted: August 28, 2010 by datechguy in media, tea parties
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The Park service estimated 250,000 at the Beck event so naturally CBS news needs a different figure:

An estimated 87,000 people attended a rally organized by talk-radio host and Fox News commentator Glenn Beck Saturday in Washington, according to a crowd estimate commissioned by CBS News.

CBS specifically commissioned a group for an estimate, that’s interesting. I wonder if they generated an estimate for Sharpton’s march?

memorandum thread here.

If you want to know why the major networks are hemorrhaging viewers, you now know.

And you also know why Charles Johnson is also hemorrhaging page views

Update:
NBC via the NYT of all places does better:

Officials do not make crowd estimates because they are unreliable and can be controversial, but event organizers put the number of attendees at 500,000; NBC News said it was closer to 300,000, but by any measure it was a large turnout. The crowd stretched from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument.

So NBC’s estimate is more than triple CBS. No more morning joe for Charles and company. And what about Sharpton:

Across town, several hundred people packed a football field at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School to stage a rally commemorating Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

In fairness to Sharpton on CSPAN it looked like they easily made 1000 to me so that number sounds kinda low.

Today WCRN radio broadcast from the Mall at Whitney field this afternoon (or as anyone who actually lives in Fitchburg or Leominster know it as Searstown).

The featured guests were Mary Connaughton Candidate for Auditor and Ed McGrath candidate for the 2nd Middlesex and Norfolk district

Conservatively Speaking

who appeared with John Weston talking about their candidacies.

Unfortunately the show in a fit of insanity brought on some blogger in a fedora to talk for a few minutes about the Glenn Beck Rally, but lucky for all in earshot he wasn’t on long.

They will be back in Leominster next Saturday too so make sure you give a listen as conservative talk continues to make its mark in Massachusetts.

Bob Herbert finds it outrageous that Beck’s restore honor march is on the same day as that other famous supporter of Republicans Martin Luther King’s was:

America is better than Glenn Beck. For all of his celebrity, Mr. Beck is an ignorant, divisive, pathetic figure. On the anniversary of the great 1963 March on Washington he will stand in the shadows of giants — Abraham Lincoln and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Who do you think is more representative of this nation?

Interestingly he finds Beck’s criticism of the president racist but his own critiques of the administration not. I wonder if he is working under the Bo Snerdley certification rules concerning Obama criticism?

Maybe he doesn’t know that Alveda King is speaking at Beck’s rally. And they are playing Lift every voice and sing there as I watch it live at noon, but then again he gets his news from the NYT, so how can he expect to be informed?