SIDEBAR NOTE RIGHT OFF THE BAT: a conservative contender for Virginia’s governor race drops the F-bomb live on the radio! Hey, conservatives are the family values crowd and this kind of behavior is expected! Spit.
(image by KayInMaine)
When I first saw a shot of the crowd yesterday at the 9/12 Project in DC on my television, my first thought was it was around 100,000 people or less but thought it was a good turnout nonetheless. We now know the DC fire department has estimated the crowd to be between 60-70,000 people. Still, not a bad turn out considering conservatives have been the ones to sit on their asses for decades while their Masters wreck the country. Now we’re hearing that Freedom Works president, Matt Kibbe, at the protest yesterday got up on the stage and used ABC as the proof that the crowd there yesterday was 1.5 million (Michele Malkin said it was 2 million). The crowd went wild. They believe ABC is a liberal station so hearing that a ‘liberal news outlet’ is reporting the crowd to be 1.5 million had them believe it true. Well, it wasn’t true.
From Raw Story:
ABC News has released a news report saying it was “misquoted” on the size of the Tea Party protest that took place Saturday in Washington, DC.
The network says that, at some point during the protest, FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe — the head of the organization that organized the demonstration — stood before the crowd and announced that ABC News had said the crowd at the protest was between one million and 1.5 million people.
All the same, Kibbe’s claim spread like wildfire during the day. From Kibbe’s mic it went to right-wing activist Tabitha Hale’s Twitter account — where, somehow, the number grew again, this time to 2 million — and from there it made it to conservative writer Michelle Malkin’s blog. Once it appeared there, there was no stopping it, and the claim was repeated at numerous –mostly right-wing — blogs.
Ummmmmm, I thought the 9/12 Project was all about truth & honesty? According to Glenn Beck, here are the 9 Principles all good fascists must adhere to: Honesty, Reverence, Hope, Thrift, Humility, Charity, Sincerity, Moderation, Hard Work, Courage, Personal Responsibility, Gratitude. Honesty is the first principal! Oh boy.
Will Freedom Works president Matt Kibbe take personal responsibility for lying to the crowd? Doubt it. He has no courage and so far he’s given the proverbial finger to ABC for even asking for an apology! What a insincere asshole Kibbe is!