Friday, September 3, 2010

Glenn Beck on lying: 'I thought it would be a little easier'

Having been caught telling a 'white lie' during his 'Restoring Honor' rally, Fox News personality Glenn Beck admitted that he thought lying would make things a 'little easier'.

He had claimed, a number of notable online sources explain, that he had held George Washington's handwritten notes at the National Archives, however a spokesperson who works at the institution said he did no such thing. Liberal talk show hosts, such as Keith Olbermann, pointed out his error.

On his radio show yesterday, Beck defended the lie, explaining (via Huffington Post via Mediaite):
Yesterday I went to the National Archives, and they opened up the vault, and they put on their gloves and then they put it on a tray. They wheeled it over and it's all in this hard plastic and you're sitting down at a table and you can't, because of Sandy Berger, I had a long conversation with him about this, you can't actually touch any of the documents, these are very very rare. So what they do, they have it in this plastic thing and they hold them right in front of you, you can't touch them but then you can say 'can you turn it over,' and then they turn it over for you and then you look at it. I thought it was a little clumsy to explain it that way.
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