Glenn Becks a LIAR? I am shocked. SHOCKED I tell you.!
Okay not really. And yes, I do expect it. But what I didn’t expect was that Washington, DC’s national Archive would be the one to BUST Beck on a whopper of a lie that he told during his “I Have A Scheme Rally” last weekend.
While “speechifying” at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial, Beck who loves to invoke the names of the founding fathers as much as Sarah Palin likes to make up new words started talking about George Washington (Remember him? George, unlike Beck could not tell a lie)
“The next George Washington” was “in this crowd. He may be 8 years old, but this is the moment. This is the moment that he dedicates his life, that he sees giants around him. And 25 years from now, he will come not to this stair, but to those stairs. And he can proclaim, ‘I have a new dream.'”……, “I went to the National Archives, and I held the first inaugural address written in his own hand by George Washington.”
The only problem is that Beck may have toured the National Archives and he did get a quick peek at Washington’s Inaugural address but never held it in his grubby little hands.
Beck did receive a special VIP tour of the archives, arranged by an as-yet unidentified member of Congress. During that tour, he did get a peek inside the “legislative vault,” which isn’t open to ordinary visitors. But Archives spokeswoman Susan Cooper insists that Beck didn’t lay a finger on any precious documents, much less George Washington’s inaugural address. That would be a major violation of policy. “Those kinds of treasures are only handled by specially trained archival staff,” she explains.
While it may not seem like much of a lie to some Beck’s LIE gave his speech more heft and rhetorical flourish. And his LIE stands in stark contrast to the point of the rally, which was all about restoring the principles of courage and honor that the nation was founded upon. In fact, one of Beck’s only prescriptions for fixing the country is to “tell the truth.”