President Von Munchausen
Posted by: Jon Henke
on Thursday, February 28, 2008
Jonathan Martin does some rapid fact-checking. Reporters should do more of this...
"I once spoke to a million people in Ghana," Clinton recalled. Sounds like Bill Clinton is the fellow who does the head-count at the rallies on the Washington Mall. Fortunately in this case, no harm was done and, as has been said, "everyone who had a talent for it lived happily ever after."
(Actually, an account of his 1998 speech in Accra, the country's capital, said the public square where he spoke had room for over 200,000 people — far less than one million).