Red-handed

Tea Party's Fake Photo

Tea parties apparently aren’t as fun as advertised: The organizers of conservatives' 9/12 rally and several conservative blogs have started circulating a photo that they claim proves their rally had more than 1 million participants. One problem? The photo is several years old: It does not include the National Museum of the American Indian, which opened in 2004. The public-affairs officer for the D.C. Fire and Emergency Department said that the crowd “only filled the Capitol grounds, maybe up to Third Street.” The photo shows crowds that go to the Washington Monument on 16th Street.