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    The media is making a lot of noise about how Trump's inaugural crowd was smaller than Obama's. Fair enough. Obama drew a record-breaking crowd to his first inauguration for a number of reasons (but largely because Democrats made a concerted effort to get as many people to the inauguration as possible, and the media spent weeks hyping the ceremony). What the media isn't telling you is that Trump's draw was well above average since the inauguration was moved to the west side of the Capital building and second only to Obama's record-breaking turnout.

    Reagan (1981):
    inaguration_reagan.jpg

    Bush (1989):
    INAUGURATION-21-F-SWEENEY_1-760x497.jpg

    Clinton (1992):
    clinton 1992.gif

    Clinton (1997):
    inaguration_clinton.jpg

    Bush (2001):
    620-president-george-w-bush-2001-inauguration-speeches.imgcache.rev1357746494751.jpg

    Bush (2005):
    inaguration_bush43.jpeg

    Trump (2017):
    slider4trump_k8mwk.jpg

    What you'll mostly see at fake news sites like CNN are bait-and-switch comparisons of photos taken before Trump's inauguration when the crowd was still arriving versus photos taken during Obama's inauguration when the crowd was at its peak. Maybe Trump would be more accommodating to the media if they weren't so blatantly dishonest.
    Last edited by Mountain Man; 01-22-2017, 12:14 PM.
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
    Than a fool in the eyes of God


    From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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    I posted this in the other thread already. It should also be pointed out that there pictures of people not able to get in also.

    Inauguration Crowd Size.jpg
    ďI didnít go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly donít recommend Christianity.Ē - C.S. Lewis

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Darth Ovious View Post
      I posted this in the other thread already. It should also be pointed out that there pictures of people not able to get in also.

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      Would it really kill the media to just be honest?
      Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
      But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
      Than a fool in the eyes of God


      From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post


        Would it really kill the media to just be honest?
        Considering their goals I believe it would.

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        • #5
          I wonder how long it'll be before CNN pulls this image? Anyway, it's a high-resolution interactive panorama that allows you to pan around and zoom in and see that Trump's inauguration crowd was densely packed all the way to base of the Washington Monument:

          http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/...ion-gigapixel/

          It's a far cry from other images gleefully posted by the media showing the mall mostly empty (hours before the inauguration had even gotten underway).
          Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
          But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
          Than a fool in the eyes of God


          From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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          • #6
            I love it that Trump is giving the MSM ... um.... 'heck'.

            They SO deserve him!
            The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
              I love it that Trump is giving the MSM ... um.... 'heck'.

              They SO deserve him!
              It's been a long time coming to be fair. For all the years that the regressive left threw around words like racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic like it was candy it's about time they got their comeuppance.
              ďI didnít go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly donít recommend Christianity.Ē - C.S. Lewis

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              • #8
                What is funny is that considering the threats of violent protests and all the warnings issued by the Washington D.C. police one could reasonably expect a smaller crowd as a result.

                I'm always still in trouble again

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                • #9
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                  "If you can ever make any major religion look absolutely ludicrous, chances are you haven't understood it"
                  -Ravi Zacharias, The New Age: A foreign bird with a local walk

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Darth Ovious View Post
                    For all the years that the regressive left threw around words like racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic like it was candy it's about time they got their comeuppance.
                    Sorry to break it to you, but you're still all those things.
                    "I hate him passionately", he's "a demonic force" - Tucker Carlson, in private, on Donald Trump
                    "Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism" - George Orwell
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Raphael View Post
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                      Putting things in perspective, I see.
                      The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                      • #12
                        I saw it with my own eyes. It was less. But Obama's election was seen as uniquely historical and exciting. It was the first black president and all. We probably won't see a uniquely ecstatic turn out like that until the first female president sometime in the future.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Leonhard View Post
                          I saw it with my own eyes. It was less. But Obama's election was seen as uniquely historical and exciting. It was the first black president and all. We probably won't see a uniquely ecstatic turn out like that until the first female president sometime in the future.
                          OTOH, according to Nielsen ratings Trump's inauguration was the second most watched one on TV since Reagan (the record holder): http://ew.com/tv/2017/01/21/trump-inauguration-ratings/

                          I'm always still in trouble again

                          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                          "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Leonhard View Post
                            I saw it with my own eyes. It was less.
                            You were there?
                            The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Starlight View Post
                              Sorry to break it to you, but you're still all those things.
                              Bull crap.
                              That's what
                              - She

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