Sunday, September 13, 2009

An honest account of the DC rallies

Some major media outlets were touting the absurd figure of 30,000 anti-government protesters in Washington. The video evidence of the rally clearly shows numbers far in excess of this deceptive number. Most the media gave the rally very short mention, most well underestimated its size and most used the tactics I spoke about to deceive their readers or viewers. So when one major outlet is honest they should be mentioned and praised. In this case that outlet is MSNBC. I have placed their report above for your scrutiny.

Where the major newspapers were pretending the rally attracted 30,000 people, or at most "tens of thousands" only two sources said the attendance was higher. Reason magazine's Matt Welch said he was absolutely convinced the rally had more than 100,000 there. MSNBC put the number in the hundreds of thousands and they had the film footage to substantiate it. They show the entire sea of people instead of using close-ups of small groups. Welch said his guess would have been in the "healthy" six digit range, meaning well over 100,000. I would say it is safe to say that the crowd was somewhere between 150,000 and 400,000.

By the way the White House, when asked about the massive rally taking place outside, said they had no idea it was going on. Exactly how insulated from reality are these people?