Glenn Beck is holding an event in Anchorage, Ala. this Saturday. It's not cheap. The lowest price ticket goes for 60 bucks. Special VIP tickets that get you a meet and greet with the Fox star go for $200.
Everything Beck touches pretty much turns to gold. I have no problem with him profiting from his punditry. But were you to land on Sarah Palin's Facebook page recently you would have read that she's encouraging her followers to join her at the event as well. Palin says "There's no better way to commemorate 9/11 than to gather with patriots who will never forget."
At $60 to $200 a shot, if all the proceeds are going to veterans or some other worthy cause, then great. If not, then shame on you, Sarah. Using 9/11 as an emotional fulcrum to get people to put money in Glenn Beck's pockets is appalling. It trivializes 9/11...and him...and you.
Just a minute, I'm Harry Smith, CBS News.