Now this is an irony. The same group of idiots who have shown an outpouring of love for Rep. Joe “you lie” Wilson have engaged in lying about how many showed up to their racist march yesterday. ABC News has gone on the defensive against these liars:
Conservative activists, who organized a march on the U.S. Capitol today in protest of the Obama administration's health care agenda and government spending, erroneously attributed reports on the size of the crowds to ABC News.
Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks, the group that organized the event, said on stage at the rally that ABC News was reporting that 1 million to 1.5 million people were in attendance.
At no time did ABC News, or its affiliates, report a number anywhere near as large. ABCNews.com reported an approximate figure of 60,000 to 70,000 protesters, attributed to the Washington, D.C., fire department. In its reports, ABC News Radio described the crowd as "tens of thousands."
This misinformation was immediately seized upon by wingnut bloggers like Michele Malkin, who even posted a picture of the inauguration day crowd and tried to pass it off as the march.
On top of that the wingnuts were saying the official police estimates were at 2 million, even though there is no proof of this claim ever being made. Actually the official estimate from the fire department was around 70,000.