February 24, 2018

Yes, The Media Deliberately Misrepresented The Crowd Size At The Inaugural

The mainstream news media made headlines over the weekend out of what they labeled as a sub par crowd size at the inaugural. Their meme, of course, is that Trump is illegitimate, unpopular and really shouldn’t be president.

The New York Times led the charge, with most of the media using this photo to compare the turnout for Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration with Trump’s:

Screen Shot 2017-01-22 at 9.24.26 AM

Now, given the rain and the threats of riots and violence by the Left I would have expected a lower turnout for President Trump. Barack Hussein Obama’s inauguration certainly didn’t have to cope with those particular obstructions.

But as it turns out, the picture of Trump’s inauguration was taken very early, at 9:24 AM local time.

Fox New’s reporter Brit Hume was among many who noticed that the turnout increased substantially later on, especially when President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were sworn in.

 Brit Hume Retweeted NYT Politics
I was in the building at the bottom of picture on right yesterday. Shot was taken early, area was considerably fuller by time of speech.
Brit Hume added,
This photo shows Trump speaking at Inauguration with crowd going down to Washington Monument.

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