Glenn Beck, failing to verify whether the apparent source of his misinformation, the Drudge Report, had its facts straight, repeated the claim that $1.4million of economic stimulus funds would be used to “repair a door.”
The fact of the matter is that the “door,” in reality, are large hangar doors at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas. Furthermore, they do not cost $1.4million to repair. Some of the stimulus funds may have also saved eight jobs and created two more.
Beck also mentioned $1.1million of stimulus funds going toward “2 pound frozen ham” and “more than 1.5million… for some mozerella cheese.” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has already addressed this:
VILSACK: “references to ’2 pound frozen ham sliced’ are to the sizes of the packaging. Press reports suggesting that the Recovery Act spent $1.191 million to buy ’2 pounds of ham’ are wrong.” Vilsack added: “In fact, the contract in question purchased 760,000 pounds of ham for $1.191 million, at a cost of approximately $1.50 per pound.”
So, again, to those Fox News supporters who claim to get the “truth” from Fox News… Which of Beck’s statements above can possibly be considered truthful? Be sure to cite your sources (besides Beck).