Yesterday was the official start of Obama’s re-election campaign. The chosen site was a sports stadium at Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus.
Even before he arrived, the slavish MSM were in over drive. ABC News reported Saturday morning that the Obama 2012 campaign expected “overflow” crowds.
Mark Landler of The New York Times was at OSU. He likened the rally to “a concert by an aging rock star” and described how “The crowd of 14,000 supporters erupted into cheers and chants of ‘Four more years!’”
Here’s the New York Times‘ photo of the OSU campaign rally:
Wow, what a jam-packed stadium! Impressive, isn’t it?
What the New York Times didn’t tell you is this:
The picture is deceptive. Only 70% of the stadium’s 20,000 seats were occupied. To make the rally appear more attended than it was, event organizers moved people from the stage’s surrounding seats to the arena’s floor to depict a better crowd to television cameras.
Luckily, Mitt Romney’s deputy press secretary Ryan Williams was in the audience at the OSU rally, and tweeted another view of the same stadium:
That’s why we call them Media Whores.
H/t beloved fellow Tina.