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How many teabaggers were actually there?

Now this is some funny shit after reading in here that there was actually 2 million people not only a few thousand.


That photo of the 9/12 march on Washington? It’s fake.
By Matthew Shaer | 09.14.09
On Sept. 12, a group called FreedomWorks – with a little help from Glenn Beck at Fox News – organized a “taxpayer” rally in DC to protest the “irresponsible government takeover of our nation’s healthcare, devastating new energy taxes, and trillions of dollars in red ink.” When the mainstream media didn’t pick up on the story, several conservative bloggers began distributing a photo of protesters clogging the DC mall.
Problem: the photo is from a totally different event. Politifact, a nonpartisan journalistic fact-checking organization, checked in on Monday with Pete Piringer, public affairs officer for the DC Fire and Emergency Department.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:40 PM on Sep. 14, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • . Piringer “unofficially” estimated that between 60,000 and 75,000 people had shown up. He added that the photo circulating conservative sites was almost certainly not from this year. Here’s Catharine Richert of Politifact: “It was an impressive crowd,” Piringer said. But after marching down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol the crowd “only filled the Capitol grounds, maybe up to Third Street,” he said. Yet the photo showed the crowd sprawling far beyond that to the Washington Monument, which is bordered by 15th and and 17th Streets. There’s another big problem with the photograph: it doesn’t include the National Museum of the American Indian, a building located at the corner of Fourth St. and Inde
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:41 PM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • Hey you stole my post!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:44 PM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • I don't think there were any polls on their private sexual lives.

    I suggest you pull your question out of the gutter and ask how many protesters were there.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:46 PM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • You are just mad because Obama got tea bagged on his front door by 100,000 TRUE AMERICANS!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:49 PM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • You are just mad because Obama got tea bagged on his front door by 100,000 TRUE AMERICANS!!!


    Now THAT rally I'd go to ! LOL

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:52 PM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • Doesn't surprise me in the slightest. Some people will believe anything.
    RhondaVeggie

    Answer by RhondaVeggie at 9:55 PM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • What is funny is that Obama wasn't there, the house and senate were closed--even the representatives this group wanted to address were not impressed enough to stick around. There was a fraction of the expected and many of the pictures circulating are from other events--not this one. Sorry ladies who bag--it was a bit of a disappointment; especially since the audience left the building!

    PsWifey

    Answer by PsWifey at 9:56 PM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • Are they true americans because they are white?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:58 PM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • Are they true americans because they are white?


    Yep you got it


    Man that is one of the WHITEST women I have ever seen!


    National Black Republican Association Chairman, Frances Rice at Tea Party

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:03 PM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • O geesh, PS. You have to have a stupid comment on everything. Get off the computer and go learn how to become a true American.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:03 PM on Sep. 14, 2009

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