Sunday, September 13, 2009

WHAT ARE THE NUMBERS ANYWAY?

The September 12th Tea Party in DC was a huge success. They tell me that millions of people attended - at least that was what one newspaper reported. Another paper reported that there were tens of thousands of protesters while even another took the position of less is more and said that there were thousands in attendance while pointing out the 15,000 supporters of health care cheered Obama in the north.

So, what gives? Why all of the discrepency in numbers? Millions of marchers certainly would send a strong message that Obama and those supporting more government and more spending should be aware. A few thousand outraged Americans is a lot less credible.

Not knowing what the numbers really are is not important. So, let me point out the obvious, the media cannot be trusted to report accuracy. I know you are not surprised. Neither am I. What has been pointed out again is the need for Internet reporting by those on the ground; blogs, Tweets, Facebook comments and above all, emails from trusted friends and sources.

Americans must take the work of saving our Republic into our own hands. Even if it only means information gathering and accurate reporting.

Let's all make a concerted effort to find the facts and share them. It truly matters.

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2 Comments:

At September 16, 2009 at 6:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Students at the University of Illinois researched the photographs form the capitol and estimated that 1.7 million people were in attendance.

 
At September 23, 2009 at 12:13 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog is another look on the rally. Very funny

http://lutefiskletter.blogspot.com/2009/09/pelosi-pleased-with-turnout.html

 

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