Yesterday: One Nation Rally in DC

Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 06:23 am
Depending on your source, the rally had either a few scattered thousand or about 175,000 people.

I went searching for photos. Here is what I found...

I found a conservative blogger that tried to frame the event as sparsely attended.

I found on NPR a different story on the attendance. I would have gone, but I was working. I did have a friend who went, and their guess at attendance was roughly spot on with the reported number by NPR of 175,000.

I thought I'd post this because I don't feel it got much coverage. I recall Hawkeye claiming that the attendance would be pathetic.

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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 07:11 am
The first photo you posted shows a time of 4:24pm. That was after the rally. I think it ran something like 12-3 or 1-4.

The bottom pics were during the rally. MSNBC carried / covered it while it happened. Didn't check other stations.
failures art
Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 07:17 am
I noted the timestamps as well. If you go to the blog, it makes no mention of this fact. It seems very interested in trying to convince readers that these photos were of the rally at its peak. I'm wondering how people can be so blantantly deceptive.

Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 10:46 am
@failures art,
I have a friend who went as well yesterday and said that it was a very positive and uplifting experience. But have you heard much about it? Has the media covered this rally the same as Glenn Beck's a month ago? Of course not. GB's rally was front page news but I had to scrounge around to get info about this rally today.

The media has it's own agenda and it has nothing to do with the betterment of this country.
failures art
Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 10:55 am
It's simple: A rally like this isn't exciting. It won't sell papers or get ratings. Nevermind that it is a really good example of people gathering. Hell, during the Beck/Palin Rally, there was a second (or rather a first) rally in DC held by Al Sharpton that was hardly a footnote.

Sensationalism sells.

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