Glenn Beck Claims 1.7 Million People at Tea Party

Glenn Beck, naturally, falls right in line with the absurdly inflated crowd numbers that are all over the right wing blogs.

His source for this claim?

A … university somewhere. He can’t remember the name. Just some university that did a … study.

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UPDATE at 9/15/09 11:33:47 am:

One of the crowd pictures going around the right wing blogs as “proof” that there were millions of people there, is a complete fraud. It’s from 1997: ‘Tea party’ photo shows huge crowd — at different event.

Supporters of Saturday’s “tea party” protests against President Barack Obama were quick to highlight their big turnout. To bolster countless claims on blogs and Facebook, many posted a photograph that showed a gargantuan crowd sprawling from Capitol Hill down the National Mall to the Washington Monument.

But it turns out the photo is more than 10 years old, apparently taken during a 1997 Promise Keepers rally.

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