The White House Does A Reality Check on Glenn Beck

Ken AshfordRight Wing and Inept Media1 Comment

Read it.  Here's my favorite:

RHETORIC:   BECK SAID VANCOUVER LOST $1 BILLION WHEN IT "HAD THE OLYMPICS."   Glenn Beck said, "Vancouver lost, how much was it? they lost a billion dollars when they had the Olympics."  [Transcript, Glenn Beck Show, 9/29/09]
REALITY:   VANCOUVER'S OLYMPICS WILL NOT TAKE PLACE UNTIL 2010.   Vancouver will host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games from February 12 – 28, 2010 and March 12-21, 2010, respectively. [, accessed 9/29/09]
Yup.  Beck claimed that Vancouver lost $1 billion when it had the Olympics, even though Vancouver hasn't had the Olympics yet!