MSM’s lie about how many attended Trump’s inauguration

Don’t believe the MSM’s lies about the sparse number of people who attended Trump’s presidential inauguration yesterday.

THE LIE

The pic below is a screenshot I took from a Daily Mail article. The pic is CNN’s; the caption is Daily Mail‘s.

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THE TRUTH

Below is a screenshot I took from C-SPAN’s live coverage of Trump’s inauguration yesterday.

↓ Click image to enlarge ↓

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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:

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):

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Read more about the image here.

~Eowyn

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55 responses to “MSM’s lie about how many attended Trump’s inauguration

  1. Don’t you think that the MSM who constantly spread lies about Trump will have to close down and give room for more truths-worthy journalism ?

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    • MSM are in trouble, but they’ll survive as long as there are “useful idiot” viewers and readers, of which there woefully are too many.

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    • No. House of Rothschild owned Reuters and supposedly sold the controlling interest to Thompson-Reuters. I think Associated Press is also under that umbrella. Nevertheless, as far as I know, all other news corporations receive their feeds from Reuters and AP.

      Perhaps today is a good day to listen to again, or for the first time, President Kennedy’s speech to the American Newspaper Publishers Association on April 27, 1961 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel (NYC).

      “The President and the Press”

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      • Your time machine brought me back to (with, hopefully, the exception of our present President), the last Chief Executive, Commander-in-Chief, who so passionately cared for his country. He and his immediate predecessor, President Eisenhower, fought to maintain the greatness of America; those who shriek, “We are great!” are lying, ignorant, or a combination of both. Enemies domestic opposed him, could not succeed in their ambitions for a new world order. David Rockefeller’s speech to Bilderberg in 1991 told of a cooperation of silence held by the major purveyors of news since the time following the murder of JFK, a silence for which he expressed gratitude. They all had the same NWO objective, it was Bilderberg, after all.

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        • There exists a different perspective on Eisenhower which is little known.

          This is a wiki page on a book titled, “Other Losses” by James Bacque. It recounts what happened in Germany after WWII:
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Other_Losses

          An American G.I. remembers what happened after WWII in Germany.
          http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v10/v10p161_brech.html

          It would appear that much of what is thought to be accurate history, isn’t. And that much of history is never told to subsequent generations.

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          • And despite the efforts of a group of ‘historian’ who refuted (at length) Mr. Bacque’s book this paragraph at the very of the wiki page is quite telling:

            “There are no longer any surviving records showing which German POWs and Disarmed Enemy Forces were in U.S. custody prior to roughly September 1945. The early standard operating procedure for handling POWs and Disarmed Enemy Forces was to send a copy of the POW form to the Central Registry of War Criminals and Security Suspects (CROWCASS). However, this practice was apparently stopped as impractical, and all copies of the POW forms, roughly eight million, were destroyed. By way of contrast, the Soviet archives contain dossiers for every German POW they held, averaging around 15 pages for each.”

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  2. As before…

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  4. As I’ve been writing to the endless annoyance of long-time friends, this is one part of Trump’s nativist genius, but they –and all other products of a Failed Progressive Liberalism, or FPL– refuse to admit it. Instead they deliberately misidentify Trump’s stance as ‘proto-fascist’ and other negative derogatory terms.

    I say he’s best seen in the Wikipedia article on Populism: “…populism espouses government by the people as a whole (that is to say, the masses). This is in contrast to aristocracy, synarchy or plutocracy, each of which is an ideology that espouse government by a small, privileged group above the masses.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Populism

    The above is, I think & feel, as perfect a definition of his character and ideology as currently exists, and in no way derogatory or ‘deplorable’ as some proto-fascists would have us believe. [LoL @ Broom Hilda, the Obamination, et al. useful idiots.]

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  5. I forgot to say that for me, part of Trump’s socio-political genius is his bypass of the suborned MSM and use of we common people’s means of cell phone messaging [not sure about terminology here, but you get my drift].

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    • Joseph . . . We must all admit that Trump is intelligent if he is anything. Poor dumb old Killary cannot use up to date technology, or she looses them. He really is a man of the people, even though he has billions. Just as Jesus Christ, was a man of the people, although he was the son of God the Father.

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  7. I just ordered my “Bag of Deplorables-Nevada Chapter” T-shirt,which I’ll wear proudly anywhere.

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  8. Since we already know that MSM are a bunch of bottom feeders, it really does not bother me what they say any more. I just hope that the Trump team will continue to marginalize them so that perhaps they will dry up and blow away.

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  9. Did anyone else see Trump ask the People,DIRECTLY,”Should I keep the Twitter going,or do you think it’s a bad idea?”.or some wording like that? The People spoke,resoundingly,to KEEP ON WITH IT! MSM is destined to be toast if they don’t get their business cleaned up. (It MAY already be too late!)

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  10. What an interesting speech. I was so glad to hear this

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  11. How can you all not tell they are the same photo taken from opposing angles? If you look in both photos it is packed in front of the white house where the actual ceremony is. The same old opposing sides doing the dance and manipulating information. My advice; don’t trust either one, they are both full of shit.

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  13. The MSM still doesn’t get it.

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  14. Clearly the angle chosen was meant to make Trump look bad, but it is not a lie. The obama election was unprecedented, and did draw a larger crowd. One can snark, as I am tempted to that all too many Trump supporters were busy earning a living.

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    • “Clearly the angle chosen was meant to make Trump look bad, but it is not a lie”

      To lie is to deceive. Misleading and dissembling is a type of lie, the purpose of which is to get someone to believe in an untruth — in this case, 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.

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  15. It is pretty amazing and dumb to lie about the numbers. When we can see for ourselves. They must love making asses of themselves.

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  16. There was an event called Washington For Jesus on April 29-30 1980. MSM claimed the attendance was not very large, 40,000 to 100,000. But I was there. We covered the Washington Mall from the Capitol to the Washington Monument. More honest estimates were half a million people. Ben Kinchlow led the crowd in prayer, taking authority over the devil, and claiming the nation once more for Jesus. Nine months later, Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as president, and led the country and the world to a new day of greatness. Like Reagan, Trump’s presidency follows a period of profound repentance and prayer by God’s people.

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  17. YOUR photo shopped pic is the lie. If it had been that sparse every news paper and TV station would have plastered that all over the news and had a hay day doing so. Only other option this was a picture of a Sunday morning days before the inauguration.

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    • “YOUR photo shopped pic is the lie.”

      Are you accusing me of lying?!!!
      The first pic that gives the impression of sparse attendance is CNN’s.

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      • I’m saying that the pis that shows very few people being there is the photo shopped one or one from a different day. If I got the pics mixed up with your name as to which pic is who’s pardon me. I’m saying the one sparse pic is the lie!

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        • Your apology is accepted, although I’m still baffled how, after being a FOTM reader for so long, you could immediately jump to the conclusion that I lied.

          As I clearly indicated in my post (and in my previous comment to you), the first (misleading) pic in this post was taken by CNN, so it’s not “my” pic. If a pic can be called mine, it’s the second pic in this post, which was a screenshot I took from C-SPAN’s live feed of the Trump inauguration.

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  18. The empty spots are 1/4 to 1/3 mile from the Capital Building. Why would you stand that far away? Much further away you’d just about be out of the DC city Limits.

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  19. Two of my close friends were there, and they said if you didn’t get there really early, like 5:30 a.m., you didn’t get in, even with tickets…packed to the rafters.

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  20. By the way, there were big TV screens all the way down the mall on both sides.

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  21. I found this CNN link tonight on Gab. The Fake News web site finally posted a real pic where you can see just how many people were there:
    http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/01/politics/trump-inauguration-gigapixel/

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  23. That gigapixel is great, it gives youy a 180-degrees look at the crowds.

    TV attendance was also great:

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    • Just like the rest of the stats from LSM. Polls, projection, predictions. Like watching ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ – The rules are made up and the points don’t count.

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  24. Trump press sec’y Sean Spicer discussed the attendance numbers on 1/21/17, 5.5 minutes:

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    Our country was pushed off a bridge on November 22, 1963; may we be held by an unbreakable Bungee cord ready to bring us back very soon.

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  26. Either CNN took the pictures early on before the crowds were completely assembled (most likely) or else they have crummy photo-editing software, look at all the bare spots!
    On the bought news we hear on the radio, they made sure to not mention anything about the number of people at the Inaguration. Anyone else post pictures that was in DC at the time?

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  27. http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/01/politics/trump-inauguration-gigapixel/

    An interactive camera/device that allows you to pan and zoom X 20 power which honestly shows the crowd.

    JFK media speech.

    http://i65.tinypic.com/24uxrlx.jp

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