Saturday, September 12, 2009

Millions March Against Spending

This doesn't look much like "astroturf."

10 Comments:

Anonymous Minky said...

Do you think that I an American citizen, that any and I emphasize "any" politician cares about your health? If you agree that the answer is NO, then they must be motivated for some other reason. I know what I believe it is called "control" or power. The simple answer to the problems with Universal Health care, is the lack of trust by the American people for there representatives, period.

September 13, 2009 at 10:09 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The crowd size estimate by the Washington DC fire department was 60,000 to 70,000.
Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks, the group that organized the event falsely claimed that ABC News had reported over 1 million people and ABC put out a statement that they had NEVER made such an estimate. However, some people picked on the rumor, over the facts, including Spencerblog.
The crowds were in the "tens of thousands". Not hundreds of thousands nor over a million.

Here is the statement from ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/protest-crowd-size-estimate-falsely-attributed-abc-news/story?id=8558055

September 13, 2009 at 2:45 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All astroturf.

September 13, 2009 at 3:54 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gil, are you going to post a retraction on the count and set the record straight?

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/09/size-matters-so-do-lies.html

September 14, 2009 at 12:41 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The London Telegraph is estimating the number of participants at well over a million. The news media in this country will do anything to down play it.

September 14, 2009 at 4:05 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

For those interested here's a good analysis of the crowd estimate

September 14, 2009 at 6:05 PM 
Anonymous Bob said...

Gil - Thanks. I can't think of a better source than PajamaTV. Hey, I'm really liking this Minky guy.

September 14, 2009 at 10:45 PM 
Blogger /mr said...

Pajamas Media! BWAHA! The Avenging Aardvarks of the blogosphere. I love it. Here's your teabaggers: http://brokencoccyx.blogspot.com/

September 15, 2009 at 2:24 PM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

mr, you're into teabagging?

September 16, 2009 at 4:18 PM 
Anonymous Bob said...

Steve - Whats tea bagging? You want to explain?

September 18, 2009 at 10:03 PM 

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