Beck 8-28 Speaker Ted Nugent: “There’s a Lot of White People in This Crowd–I Like That!”

Eric Hananoki, Media Matters, August 20, 2010

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The Telegraph Herald reported earlier this month that musician and conservative activist Ted Nugent appeared at a show in Dubuque, Iowa, and told the crowd, “There’s a lot of white people in this crowd–I like that! (Dubuque) is a white town.” The Telegraph Herald added that “Nugent also pointed out at least one audience member and questioned his race.” The Iowa-based newspaper also slammed Nugent’s remarks in an editorial, and noted that Nugent has a history of incendiary remarks.

According to Glenn Beck, Nugent is scheduled to appear at his 8-28 rally, which falls on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. Beck has repeatedly talked about his rally in civil rights terms, and reclaiming the movement.

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