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Truth In Reporting 9-12 Tea Party March On Washington

Updated on September 15, 2009

Mainstream Media Incompetancy

Police Reported 1.5 Million People in D.C.

The Mainstream Media blew off the 9-12 March on Washington. I suppose they've forgotten the significance of the original Tea Party too. The D.C. Police reported 1.2 million people crammed the event. They would know considering it's their responsibility to keep an eye on things. CNN reported only 'a couple thousand' showed up that evening. I know this because I switched over to CNN for a brief stint just after watching the last of the event's speeches on CSPAN.

I have no idea what I was thinking. I know full well you can't get real news anymore on the mainstream media news channels. I suppose somewhere in all this, we can hope that the oppressive control we sense all around us might not really be what we see. Unfortunately, it appears it is an exercise in futility, that hope. 

Even the Huffington Post only reported tens-of-thousands of protesters attended the event.  At least they had it right when the article said, "The line of protesters spread across Pennsylvania Avenue for blocks, all the way to the capitol, according to the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. People were chanting "enough, enough" and "We the People." Others yelled "You lie, you lie!" and "Pelosi has to go," referring to California congresswoman Nancy Pelosi."

And again only tens-of-thousands reported by FOX News whose article was a mixed bag of reasonable reporting and downplay.  While it was somewhat better than other mainstream examples it could have been better by not containing the instances of sarcasm which would steer a reader to gain a distinctly negative taste for the event. 

Here is the link to the organizer's site dedicated to the event:  9-12 March on Washington  It has some terrific photos in a slide show on the main page.  Among the bloggers who attended and reported on the event is RedHunter, who said, "As stated above, I saw none of the vulgarity that is a regular feature of leftist protests. Not one F-word or sexual innuendo on a sign. I saw one sign that had a Hitler-mustache on Obama but that was it. There were several calling him a communist, and one placing him in company with Soviet leaders, but even these were few and far between.  The overwhelming majority of the signs were simply protests against Obama and the his programs. Few were inappropriate and attempts to say otherwise are just plain wrong."  You can view at his site many photos which he took while there that show the signs and attendees.  There is also an explaination of the Tea Party movement reprinted quote from Matt Kibbe, President of FreedomWorks.org.

This problem with mainstream media being heavily biased and not giving significant news stories the prominence they are due, is a huge topic of discussion on the internet. Everywhere you find bloggers, online e-zines and internet radio shows and others discussing this as they report the news the traditional media are neglecting. Is it any wonder traditional media viewing patrons are abandoning them?

Audacity of Unawareness, still reports, "April 15th, 2009 5:03 pm Barack Obama, through his spokesman, claimed today that he was unaware of the tax day tea parties. Granted, the MSM has done a good job in suppressing any sort of coverage ahead of time (and the little coverage they did provide was derisive at best). but how out of touch is the Community Organizer in Chief, really? "

Quite out of touch. Same as the mainstream media is. Did you hear much about Obama not knowing about the Tea Parties going on across the nation this year? Question is, do either really care?

They don't live in boxes. Obama has the intelligence service and the mainstream media have beyond their own network of esteemed professionals, a veritable army of private citizens throughout the concerned public, emailing them the real news to the point of overwhelming their servers. So if they still are not reporting real news or reporting it accurately and impartially, then perhaps incompetency is not the issue causing the problem...maybe they are a intentional part of the problem.

Apparently the message embodied in the Tea Parties is falling on deaf ears. This is not really such an unusual occurance since there are historical examples of such important messages going forth without the regard they were due. Just read this one: The First Phillipic 2009 It contains text of the historic speech given shortly before history landed in Athenian laps like a lead balloon.

- Here's a well deserved salute to the patriotism of the D.C. Police who reported truthfully on the event. They kept their Oath.....


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Time Lapse Video Showing 1.2 Million on 9-12

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    Cyrellys 

    8 years ago from Montana

    Thanks Jimbo! I'm hearing that the rally was historic too in that it was the biggest gathering ever of this sort in D.C....not sure just how accurate that is but quite a few saying that.

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    jimbo 

    8 years ago

    Very good article Cy. That protest was a direct message to the PTB and their commie agenda. Keep up the good work.

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    A Texan 

    8 years ago

    The numbers are all over the place but one thing that needs to be understood, for every person that attended there was probably 10 who couldn't be there! Good article!

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