Keith O. pounds Fox’s Cavuto for fabricating tea bag crowd estimate

Posted Apr 15, 2009, 5:14 PM PT by Jed Lewison • First broadcast: Apr 15, 2009

On Wednesday’s broadcast of Countdown, Keith Olbermann picks up on a Daily Kos TV video showing Fox News host Neil Cavuto fabricating his tea bag crowd estimate.

In the DKTV video, Cavuto estimates the crowd at 5,000 in an off-air exchange with his producer. However, when Cavuto goes on-air, he says the crowd is “easily” double or triple that.

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California Highway Patrol estimated the crowd to be around 5,000, the same as Cavuto’s private, off-air estimate.