FreedomWorks Math

Via HardBall

ABC News citing the DC Fire Dept estimated the number of protesters at between 60,000 and 70,000 at the FreedomWorks Sponsored anti-Obama teabagger rally in Washington DC on Sept 12.

Matt Kibbi, a spokesperson for the event speaking publicly lied about ABC estimates and put out misinformation that the estimates were between 1M and 1.5M.

Many right wing blogs quickly seized on the misquote including Michelle Malkin of Pajamas Media and were summarily discredited the same evening for their crowd estimates... having to publicly recant the following day and issue corrections for the gross (15x) overstating of crowd numbers by 930,000 attendees.


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