Glenn gave his first reaction to the events of last weekend on radio today and took particular exception with the coverage. Tens of thousands of people served, then even more filled Dallas Cowboys Stadium to proclaim their commitment to serving their fellow man - and the media doesn’t think it’s a story? About the only thing they bothered to cover were the Westboro idiots that were there.
In case you missed it, it was absolutely incredible. Most incredible thing that we have ever been a part of," he said.
"CBS News is reporting 65,000 people show up at Dallas Cowboy stadium on Saturday. Now, I just want to give this some perspective. CBS News is the same organization that said 87,000 people showed up at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. So 65,000 according to CBS News, 65,000 were at the stadium and only 87,000 were on the ‑‑ in the mall, that's ‑‑ well, here's the difference, I should point out: All the people that showed up, the 87,000 people that showed up in the mall were enormously fat," he joked.
"This is what the 9/12 project was all about: To tell people you're not alone. And I don't think there's a soul that felt they were alone this weekend, not a soul. Biggest service project in the history of America. And we've just begun. 14 tractor‑trailers left on Saturday for eleven different cities across the country. 14 tractor‑trailers full of food. And that was only one service project. Service project, 305 service projects."
"One of the stories here in Dallas that talked about the service projects, they were struggling for anything to say that would be bad about this. 305 service projects. 14 tractor‑trailers full of food going to eleven different cities, and what did the newspaper report? The newspaper reported that Tarrant County was left out."
Pat noted that Tarrant County is one of the wealthiest counties in the country.
Anyone who watched the event would see how different it was from anything Glenn had ever done, with incredibly visuals and music.
"You have to see this thing. If you didn't, if you missed it, you have to watch it in its entirety. It is ‑‑ Pat said this morning, he said, Glenn, that was Super Bowl quality. It really was. Really was. And I say that without ‑‑ I'm not taking any credit for it. The crew that I have, I was so amazed by my staff. I have the best staff I believe, and I say this with humility because I didn't assemble it. I have the best staff I believe ever assembled in radio and television. I really do. We are 130 people. We should be about ‑‑ to do what we do, it should be about a staff of about 400."
"They have never done anything like this. I believe we created a new art form this last Saturday. Nobody ‑ when I said a year ago we're going to do the whole speech and I want it to be ‑ I want the whole show to never end. So when we start rolling, music runs all the way through it, and it never stops. I said, I don't want people to be able to catch their breath through this whole thing."
"It's unlike anything anybody's ever done."
You can catch the whole event ON DEMAND - Details HERE