Aug
13
2012

#rsrh Politico lies about Romney-Ryan Wisconsin turnout. Yes, you’re shocked.

You know, Politico does itself – or, more to the point, its readership – no favors when it does stupid nonsense like this:

‘Greeted by a crowd of hundreds.’  Hmm. What does a ‘crowd of hundreds’ look like, anyway? Why, apparently like this (credit: Drudge, care of Gateway Pundit):

…”But, Moe!” I hear some of you cry.  “That picture from Drudge… that doesn’t show a ‘crowd of hundreds’ at all! That shows ‘an emotional homecoming in front of thousands of people’ (JSOnline), or ‘The largest crowd of the campaign so far for a Mitt Romney event’ (NBC News First Read), or an event ‘ where the line to get in was backed up for more than a mile’ (LA Times)!”  And you’d be right, because that’s what it is: a picture of a massive campaign event that more or less just… blew up on the news that Paul Ryan got the nod.  What it is not is a picture of ‘hundreds.’

Which is Politico’s problem, not mine; and it’s a problem for anybody who is relying on Politico for accurate information (which is to say, half of official Washington, DC’s staff).  Because taking seriously reports that underestimate crowd sizes by a factor of at least ten, and possibly a hundred, and planning accordingly, is an excellent way to HAVE YOUR WIZENED SOUL UTTERLY CONSUMED BY THE RIGHTEOUS AGENTS OF THE VAST RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY UPON THE NIGHT OF ELECTION.

(pause)

Yeah, maybe I’m just going to RedHot this one.  It’s a little quirky for RedState’s front page.

 

 

 

13 Comments

  • Rockphed says:

    Where do I sign up for soul consumption privileges? For that matter, where do I go for my VRWC orientation packet? I would hate to be holding heretical views and shunned from the organization.

  • Aruges says:

    Mind = Blown!

  • binky354 says:

    Surprise, surprise. That’s the same thing the media did to the Tea Party march on Washington.

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  • Lady Penguin says:

    My conclusion exactly, if they want to “report” such a false narrative, let them, then the public at large will be totally unprepared for our voter turnout in Nov.

    We’re with standing in line at Chick-fil-A, we’re good at still standing outside of a campaign event (even if we can’t get in) and we’ll be good standing in lines to cast our vote Nov. 6th.

  • Murgatroyd says:

    “Reporter” Ginger Gibson is just trying to figure out how much to put out in order to get added to the JournoList.

  • Doug Stewart says:

    To be fair: technically she wrote “hundredS” and what is a thousand but a few hubdredS?

    The fact that it was a HUNDRED HUNDREDS is a discovery exercise left up to the motivated news consumer.

  • Mikey NTH says:

    Dessicated souls are particularly chewy, though.

  • countrydoc says:

    They must do this because Obama’s events really do only draw “hundreds” as evidenced by Drudge’s other headlines. It can not be allowed in their reality that Romney out draws Obama by several orders of magnitude. It simply did not happen. In the War for Utopia, Truth is the first casualty.

  • acat says:

    A hundred here, a hundred there, and soon we’re talking about real support ….

    (with apologies to Everett Dirksen)

    Mew

  • PubliusNV says:

    Dems (and reporters, but I repeat myself) can’t do math.

  • Jack Savage says:

    With math like that, no wonder they think the deficit is no big deal.

  • DaveP. says:

    Mikey: Try Rooster Sauce.

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