Conservative radio and TV host Glenn Beck, who surely had his tea party-powered ego freshly refueled after Tuesday’s primary elections, drew several thousand of his flock of followers to Hoffman Estates tonight for his Right Nation 2010 rally.

The Beck rally led the 10 p.m. newscast on Chicago’s NBC affiliate. During the intro to the story, the TV station erroneously put a graphic in the upper right-hand corner that read “Police Shooting” (obviously made for the story about the early-morning police shooting on the CTA Red Line today) — or was it less an error than a Freudian slip?

Once the story was taken over by the reporter at the scene, the reporter mentioned how Beck was supposed to take the stage at 8 p.m. but didn’t until after 9 p.m., when the rally was scheduled to be finished. Which leads me to wonder: Was Glenn Beck questioned in the police shooting? And if so, was he allowed to answer police questions using his blackboard?

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