At 828 Rally, Glenn Beck Lies About Holding George Washington Speech At National Archives
This is the actual cover of Glenn Beck's magazine
On August 28, Glenn Beck held his “restoring honor” rally. But, in Glenn Beckistan restoring honor means telling a blatant lie to tens of thousands of people. On stage, Glenn Beck held his hands out and proclaimed:
“I went to the National Archives, and I held the first inaugural address written in his own hand by George Washington.”
Well, it turns out, this was a total lie. Mother Jones has the scoop (emphasis added):
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”
Glenn Beck’s no stranger to willfully lying, but making such a grand demonstrably false claim does reveal his overstuffed hubris filled ego. It also begs the question about other events he’s been lying about. His somewhat recent trip to the Vatican comes to mind.
“We are entering a…we are entering a dark, dark period of man. Um, I was, um, I was in the Vatican, and I was surprised that the individual I was speaking to knew who I was. And they said: ‘Of course we know who you are. What you’re doing is wildly important. We’re entering a period of great darkness, and if good people don’t stand up, we could enter a period unlike we have seen in a very long time.’ It was odd to stand in the Vatican and hear those words. Of all places that would understand the Dark Ages.”
Speaking about his Vatican trip, Glenn also explained that he was given access to secret, well-guarded Vatican records. I didn’t buy the story when he first told it – his George Washington lie only fuels my healthy skepticism of Beck’s tales.