Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Malkin: As Many Attended Tea Bag Rally As Attended Obama's Inauguration.

Michelle Malkin is making the utterly insane claim that more than two million people attended Saturday's teabaggers protest in Washington; which is to claim that more people turned out for this event than turned out for the inauguration of Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Carter, Clinton and George W. Bush.

Indeed, by her estimate possibly as many people attended on Saturday as turned out to watch the historic inauguration of America's first ever black president.

When you think of it on those terms you get some idea of how bat-shit crazy such claims are.

And, as always appears to be the case with Malkin, she is sticking to her guns even as other news outlets put attendance way below what she claimed.

The New York Times reported that “thousands” of protesters “filled the west lawn of the Capitol and spilled onto the National Mall,” while Fox News wrote that “tens of thousands” marched on Washington. CNN said “reporters at the scene described the massive crowd as reaching the tens of thousands.”

Pete Piringer, public affairs officer for the D.C. Fire and Emergency Department, said the local government no longer provides official crowd estimates because they can become politicized. But the day of the rally, Piringer unofficially told one reporter that he thought between 60,000 and 75,000 people had shown up.

So, let's get this straight, Malkin is sticking by her utterly ridiculous claim whilst even Fox News - who were practically the events sponsor - put their estimate at "tens of thousands".

You really couldn't make up the shit that woman spouts.

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