NEW YORK, NY – Images from Saturday’s Tea Party protests have been proven fake. Glenn Beck begrudgingly admitted responsibility.
On Saturday conservative protesters filled the streets of Washington DC in protest to the Obama administration. But they didn’t fill the streets as much as you’d think. Images of the event, circulated on numerous news sources, which show the entire Capitol Mall and beyond filled with people, were clearly faked. Beck has since admitted full responsibility for the images.
On his Monday night show Glenn Beck admitted to altering the images of the weekend’s protest. Beck appeared sullen and visibly reluctant to do so. Off screen the voice of one of his producers could be heard saying “Do it. Say it Glenn. OUR LAWYER SAYS SAY IT!!” While looking down and scraping at the floor with his foot, Beck admitted to being the culprit.
Using Photoshop, some photos replicated the same group of protesters over and over to appear to make the crowd larger. Unfortunately this was also done on some of the close up shots, which gave the game away. Other photos claimed to be of this weekends protest were actually of the Million Man March, held by Louis Farrakhan in 1995. There were even stills taken from the movie Forrest Gump.
Beck admitted that what he had done was “wrong” saying “On the surface I know that this looks unethical, or ‘wrong.’ But you have to look deeper than that. What we’re trying to do is get the message out, and use one small evil to help prevent a much larger one: socialism. The sentiment of these protests is the will of the American people! All we did was exaggerate how many people were able to attend. The Mainstream Media exaggerates and distorts the news to fit their left-wing anti-American agenda every night. Shouldn’t the pro-American agenda have the chance to get their say?”
Glenn went on to say that he had since made his peace with Jesus, and is therefore legally and ethically absolved of the incident.