If you watched the YSM / MSM / LSM this weekend, you were berated for hours on end about the “Massive” march of “Millions of Women Against Trump”. Then it slowly dropped to 1/2 Million. Then the occasional reference to “hundreds of thousands nation wide”. Today the claim is “A Million World Wide!!”.
OK, let’s give them the 1/2 Million in D.C. number and even put that 1 million globally into the USA. So what is that, really?
Puts the US Population at:
At least as I type this. The clock rises steadily. So what is 500,000 / 324,321,460? About 0.001541 as a decimal fraction. Or 0.15% as a percentage. Or even 5/3243 that reduces to roughly 1/650 as an approximation.
So those headlines really ought to have said:
“With millions of funding from Soros Organizations, only 0.0015 of US Population can be motivated to march in D.C.” and for the million globally:
“About 0.3% of US Population Globally is Cranky or Funded Enough to March”.
And they wonder why we don’t give a damn about the Lame Stream Media any more… I’ve seen better propaganda operations in High School Gossip.
Dear Media: Should you think ( I know it is hard for you, but do try) for just a few moments, you might discover that there is a massive global information flow available to EVERYONE, called the Internet. Then there is this thing called “math”. Think back to when you were flunking it in High School. Yeah, that stuff. Now in the 7 BILLION people on this planet there are a large number, Billions (that’s really really big) who know how to do math and have a computer or phone connected to the Internet. That’s a BILLION (again, really really big) “fact checkers” looking at the spin-doctored pap you put out and call “news”. Do you really think you can fool all of them? Really?
h/t to Larry for his pointer to a specific list of Soros funding for such organizations and marchers in a comment here:
Larry Ledwick says:
23 January 2017 at 5:39 pm (Edit)
More on Soros connections to the Woman’s March
So, see Dear Media, here’s the deal: We don’t trust you any more. You were trusted in the ’50s and a little even into the ’60s. By the ’70s we were doubting you due to the Viet Nam war you were selling us, and folks we knew coming home from it with a different report. By the ’80s and ’90s you had turned into “infotainment” and had about as much trust as a “Reality TV Show” about who was voted off the island or who was sleeping with whom on the News Stand Rags.
Now we have folks with iPhones streaming live video as the events happen and other folks with live mics inside the “secret” planning meetings. In short: We know far more than you do, and we see the bias and spin “real time” when you go on air.
We can ‘attend’ the inauguration live, without standing in the rain (or review it in replay):
And that makes your pathetic bleating about “crowd size” just lame. And yellow journalism. Or ought I say urinalism?
So when WE The People were in attendance (and without your yammering at us to tell us what you want us to think – thanks CSPAN!) and heard Trump give a rousing and uplifting speech, when later your “news” comes on to call it all sorts of nasty, well, “yellow urinalism” is splashing all over you…
But Wait, there’s More!
In a world with a million recording eyes at every significant event, who get there before you and leave after you, who are behind the doors closed to you, and who leave in the bits you edit out: Spin is an exercise is self destruction.
Once “faith” and “trust” are lost, they never fully return (if they return at all). It can take generations for a new crop of people to start to trust you again. I know I will never accept anything you say without checking it myself against other sources; preferably from someone who recorded it live on the ground inside the event and published that unedited.
One last example? Trump at the C.I.A.
The YSM urinalism was 4-walling this as “Oh, The HORRORS! Trump blasphemes the brave CIA by discussing a war with journalists in front of the wall of C.I.A. lost in action stars.” with that “Oh the humanity” tone of ‘how could he insult them like that’…
Well I just watched his speech on CSPAN. Uplifting. Praising the C.I.A. Pledging them better support and less waste of their lives and work. He was greeted with rousing applause and the folks there clearly appreciated him. In fact, they applauded his line about ‘running war with the press’… ( I know you saw it when you were editing it out of the film… think about it…)
So now I sit here with two narratives to compare. One, a small sound bite edited for bias and spin to toss mud on the POTUS and muck rake. The other a clear and uplifting speech with the audience of C.I.A. agents loving it, where Trump praises them and promises them his support (and suggested building them a better meeting room – to strong applause…) Which one will I believe? Let’s just say your reputation, to me, is now:
“Striving For Irrelevance since 1970!” and reaching your goal…