Thursday, January 26, 2017
About that inauguration crowd . . .
Mr. B. points out that according to CNN's own gigapixel photograph of President Trump's inauguration, there appear to have been many more people in attendance than the news media have claimed. Here's a portion of that image, reduced in size to fit here (click it for a larger view).
I can only suspect that other images were taken either a long time before, or a long time after, the actual inauguration, so that much of the crowd would have either not arrived, or dispersed. That would allow CNN and other news media to claim (as they have) a smaller attendance for Mr. Trump than previous Presidents.
Right now, I'm at the point where if most of the mainstream news media assured me that Monday was the day after Sunday, I'd immediately fact-check them against the nearest calendar. If the calendar agreed with them, I'd probably fact-check that, too!