Don’t believe the MSM’s lies about the sparse number of people who attended Trump’s presidential inauguration yesterday.
The pic below is a screenshot I took from a Daily Mail article. The pic is CNN’s; the caption is Daily Mail‘s.
Below is a screenshot I took from C-SPAN’s live coverage of Trump’s inauguration yesterday.
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To lie is to deceive, and there are many ways to deceive and to lie.
Even if we assume that the CNN pic is real, taken at the inauguration, it is a misleading and dissembling type of lie, the purpose of which is to get us to believe in an untruth. The perspective from which the CNN photo was taken minimizes the crowd. In this age of super-clear digital photography, it is curious that the CNN pic is so blurry that the people look like clumps of autumn leaves.
In contrast, the screenshot I took from C-SPAN’s live feed of the inauguration is from the perspective of the Capitol building. It also clearly shows the people in attendance, instead of depicting them as indecipherable clumps.
The CNN pic therefore is a misleading/dissembling lie, to lead us to think that, in the words of Daily Mail‘s caption, “The National Mall was noticeably sparse with people during Trump’s inauguration,” which it most definitely was not.
CNN has a disturbing and proven record of biased partisanship and fake news. See:
- CNN Fake News: U.S. intelligence memo says Russia has ‘compromising’ information on Trump
- CNN leaked debate questions to Hillary
- CNN anchor Chris Cuomo admits media are Hillary Clinton’s bitch
- CNN apologizes to Julian Assange after commentator (ex-CIA agent Phil Mudd) calls him ‘a pedophile’
- CNN’s fake Gulf War reporting
- CNN deception: Live aerial footage of police running into Sandy Hook was of another school
- Is Ebola pandemic a false flag? (on fake CNN/NYT reporting from Liberia)
UPDATE (Jan. 22, 2017):
The number of attendees at Trump’s inauguration is estimated to be about 800,000, according to The Blaze, which is less than Obama’s, but more than the inaugurations of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton:
President Bill Clinton, 1993: 800,000 people
President Bill Clinton, 1997: 250,000 people
President George W. Bush, 2001: 300,000 people
President George W. Bush, 2005: 400,000 people
President Barack Obama, 2009: 1.8 million people
President Barack Obama, 2013: 1 million people
However, the New York Times points out that we may never get an accurate count of Trump’s inauguration because:
“The cloudy skies above this year’s inauguration means that there will likely be no clear satellite imagery of Washington. Without satellite imagery it is difficult to make a complete and accurate estimate of crowd size.”
A man who tried but did not get into the National Mall for the inauguration told freelance journalist Jim Stone that many more people showed up but could not get in because of exra-tight security:
“There were 10’s of thousands of people on the non ticket line, and the line was incredibly slow.
Everyone behind me for about 7 blocks, 5-7 wide on the sidewalks did not get in either. I was three blocks away when the inauguration started. I followed many others and many stayed.
I tried to make my way to the parade route, and that was a cluster fuck as well. Slow lines, searching everything, taking everyone’s umbrellas.“
Jim Stone believes that security did not allow many into the National Mall because of concerns about umbrella guns.
Finally, attendance at an inauguration is not the only indicator of enthusiasm. EW (Entertainment Weekly) reports that:
“Donald Trump’s inauguration [TV] ratings were the second-highest in 36 years, according to Nielsen.
The swearing-in of the 45th president was seen by 30.6 million viewers across 12 networks.”
The only inauguration over the last three decades that tops Trump’s number was Barack Obama’s first inauguration back in 2009, which was seen by 37.8 million viewers.
UPDATE (Jan.26, 2017):
Here’s the highest quality photo of Trump’s inauguration, finally released by CNN (click to enlarge):
Read more about the image here.