Monday, September 14, 2009

Making Tiny Things Big

The Longmont wingnuts have this exact same problem... 120 names on a petition suddenly become 'a majority' of the voters, etc, etc.

Maybe it's the fumes from the gunpowder on all those boar-hunting trips...

ABC News Was Misquoted on Crowd Size
ABC News Reported D.C. Rally size in Tens of Thousands, Not 1M to 1.5M as Activist Said.

Sept 13, 2009

Conservative activists, who organized a march on the U.S. Capitol today in protest of the Obama administration's health care agenda and government spending, erroneously attributed reports on the size of the crowds to ABC News.

Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks, the group that organized the event, said on stage at the rally Saturday that ABC News was reporting that 1 million to 1.5 million people were in attendance.
At no time did ABC News, or its affiliates, report a number anywhere near as large. reported an approximate figure of 60,000 to 70,000 protesters, attributed to the Washington, D.C., fire department. In its reports, ABC News Radio described the crowd as "tens of thousands."

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