Here’s another great tea party video created by AlinskyRules. Enjoy:
Calling her “The Blind Leading The Blind”, Media Matters(not) blogger extraordinaire, Eric Boehlert spends a whole post laughing at Michelle Malkin, and the gullible wingnuts who repeated her “bogus claim” that 2 million protesters showed up on the Washington mall, yesterday for the 9/12 tea party. The 2 million number was quickly retracted by Malkin, when ABC denied reporting that figure, but it is closer to the mark than the 60,000 to 70,000 number they subsequently reported.
Boehlert makes no attempt to estimate the actual crowd size, himself, but he does offer this picture, which looks like it was taken way after the march had wound down, and most people had gone home:
It compares less than favorably to the Obama inauguration picture, does it not? I mean, wow.
How blatantly dishonest.
Now…why would a group that calls itself “Media Matters” ostensibly because it points out misinformation, disinformation, and lies in the media, choose to use an obviously bogus photo of the 9/12 DC tea party and compare it to Obama’s inauguration?
Why not use this picture:
Or this one:
Instapundit: Mary Katharine Ham emailed this pic from the Newseum balcony in DC
Or this one:
Or this one:
912 twitpic above by scottwgraves
Or this one:
Or this one:
None of those pictures fit the left’s narrative that the showing was unimpressive, that’s why.
Apparently, some in the nutroots are even trying to argue that the screenshot of the 9/12 march taken from a livecam of the event is somehow “fake.” Sad.
You can view CSPAN’s 2 &1/2 hours of live coverage of the march on Washington, here.
It’s almost as if the Soros brigades are in desperate spin mode, here, trying to convince their brain dead, troglodyte followers that nothing of import happened in DC, yesterday. It was just a small group of racist teabaggers with their shocking, shocking signs, instead of very large number of Americans who represent an even larger number (perhaps majority) of Americans who are fed up with what the Obama administration, and Congress have been cramming down their throats since January 20th.
*Incidentally, the crowd size is estimated to have been well over one million based on USA Today’s method of estimating crowd size, which was used for Obama’s inauguration:
Moderate in the Middle concludes:
MSNBC screen cap of the 912 march, CLEARLY the crowd stretched out beyond the 1 mill point based on USAToday’s report on how to gauge inaugural attendance!
See Moderate in the Middle for even more photos from the march.
It’s been pointed out that the USA Today graphic is for The Mall, a large park that extends out from the capitol. The contrasting photo of the march is down Pennsylvania Ave., which is narrower.
The Examiner reported that DC police had estimated the crowd to be around 1.2 million.
Liberals are filthy pigs who expect others to clean up after them.
Conservatives respect their surroundings. Littering is so tacky.
R.S. McCain, who was there, has a good report on the size of the crowd:
What I’m getting at is that, throughout the afternoon, there was a continuous process of people leaving and arriving in the main rally area for various reasons. Barbara Espinosa, to cite one example known to me directly, ran down her cell-phone batteries sending photos to Steve Green and left the rally sometime after 2 p.m.
Furthermore, as I noticed when I went down to the police barricade toward the southeast side of the Capitol lawn to try to locate Cynthia Yockey, many people were wandering around on the periphery of rally. Dan Riehl arrived late, and could give an account of how many late arrivals were hindered by jammed inbound roads and the snarled-up Metro system.
All of which is to say that any given photo of the mall, taken at any time during the rally, could not possibly have shown the total crowd that attended the rally over the course of the event. Given the 450,000 number counted along the parade route, I have no problem believing that the total attendance was in excess of 1 million, but beyond that I am unwilling to hazard an estimate.
*The authenticity of the last picture I had posted was called into question, so I removed it. I’ve contacted the source to verify its legitimacy.
Welcome Ace of Spades morons!
Is this for real?
President Obama says the angry scenes on televised town halls represents a “coarsening of our political dialogue.”
In an interview to be aired tonight on 60 minutes, Obama indicated that he didn’t think the opposition expressed to his agenda represented the national mood, just the best television.
“In the era of 24-hour cable news cycles, the loudest shrillest voices get the attention,” Obama said, in the interview which was previewed on “Face the Nation.” “What I’m trying to figure out is how can we make sure that civility is interesting.”
Earth to Obama: One good way would be to not tell people they should get in your opponents’ faces and argue with them:
And maybe Obama shouldn’t ridicule the people who oppose his policies:
That reminded me that maybe he shouldn’t go after media personalities who oppose his agenda:
And he could tell his fellow Democrats in Congress to tone it down a notch:
Senator Reid called anti-ObamaCare protesters “evil mongers”.
Nancy Pelosi and Steni Hoyer call opposition to ObamaCare “unAmerican”.
ObamaCare supporters aren’t exactly known for their civility, either:
After they had already astroturfed and busted heads at several town hall events, Obama’s Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told SEIU supporters to “keep doing what you’re doing.”
A Moveon.org thug bit off the pinkie finger of a an elderly anti-ObamaCare protester at a rally.
See Doug Ross for more on The Party of Hope, Change, and Beatdowns.
Regarding civility in politics, you know what I say to Obama and the rest of the Dems?
Hat tip: Hot Air