Monday, March 29, 2010

Don't trust the media. . . but you knew that.

The Tea Party people held a rally in Searchlight Nevada on Saturday. CNN's anchor woman showed no pictures of the crowd but basically dismissed the event as a flop, saying that only "hundreds of people, at least dozens of people" were there.

Here are some pictures of the crowd and the highway leading to the event. The security firm handling the crowd control estimated 30,000 people. Other estimates ranged from 9,000 to 14,000 attendees. And those numbers didn't take into account the fact that there was a massive traffic jam on the road headed to the event, so many people never even got there.

Why would CNN anchorwoman Fredricka Whitfield get the number so wrong? Why indeed?

If you want to see the entire CNN transcript it is here.

1 comment:

Your son said...

It really looks like Reid will get kicked out in November! Have you gone to a tea party yet? Tax day is the big day... you should get your ass to one! I haven't decided whether i'm going to go to the Worcester tea party or the Boston one, Sarah Palin is going to speak at the Boston one... I'm mixed about that.