As we have come to expect from the mainstream media when estimating the crowds at conservative events, the CBS Evening News tonight stated that their own independent analysis indicates an attendance of 87,000 at the Restoring Honor rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington today.
Excuse me, but there is but one word to describe such a completely inaccurate and laughable estimate.
While admitting that the crowd was the largest at the National Mall since Barack Obama's inauguration, CBS nonetheless showed its blatant bias by grossly underestimating the attendance at the rally.
While watching the TV camera crews scan the throngs of people it became clear as to why the estimate was so low. CBS apparently failed to notice that beyond the large fountain on the mall, around which there were probably 87,000 people, there was an entire area on the other side of the trees where at least another 500,000 or more were gathered.
This is the photo that shows the large throngs of people, to the left of the area around the fountain. Note the number of people to the left as compared to those who are gathered around the water.
What, exactly, is the point?
This goes far beyond nitpicking. This is about accuracy, the death of journalism, the blatant bias of the mainstream media, and the willingness of major news outlets to attempt to minimize the impact of the Tea Parties, conservatives, and Patriots such as Glenn Beck.
The very same thing happened last year when several mainstream media outlets reported that the national Tea Party protest in Washington drew a mere 30-50,000 people. Even the most conservative estimates concluded that the gathering numbered over 100,000 at the very least, and the most accurate estimates came from newspapers in the U.K., which stated the event likely drew over 1.2 million.
And, with the talking heads of the major networks, such as Andrea Mitchell and Katie Couric, are caught red-handed making highly partisan comments that are critical conservatives in public, it has become all too clear that the reason Americans are turning away from watching the 3 network news broadcasts is that they can no longer depend on them to tell the truth.
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