October 02, 2010

In Attempt To Save Face For Ed Shultz, MSNBC Edits Crowd Size Out of AP Story On Today's Left-Wing Rally

The great thing about wire service copy is that news organizations can pick and choose which parts of the story they would like to include, and which parts they would like to cut. MSNBC made some interesting choices today in their coverage of a left wing rally in Washington DC today, one that was headed by one of their own on-air personalities, Ed Shultz.

What did they edit out?

For starters, they removed a veritable who's who of radical left wing bomb-throwers (in this instance, figurative) and their quotes, from AFL-CIO's Trumka to White House outcast and radical Van Jones, to chronic race baiter Al Sharpton.

But the most obvious thing that MSNBC chose to edit out of the story was the reporter's crowd size estimate... one that would embarrass Shultz, who had previously bragged he could draw a bigger crowd than that which attended Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" held on August 28th.

This is the embarrassing graph that never made it to MSNBC's site.

Organizers claimed they had as many participants as Beck's rally. But Saturday's crowds were less dense and didn't reach as far to the edges as they did during Beck's rally. The National Park Service stopped providing official crowd estimates in the 1990s.

It's almost as if MSNBC itself was embarrassed to admit the radicals and outcasts that showed up at the rally they championed, or the decidedly low turnout. But don't worry, liberals... there are always crooks and liars around to make your community-based reality seem more in-tune than America than it will actually ever be.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 2, 2010 10:32 PM

Shultz doesn't have the Koch Bros. & Rupert Murdoch and his Foxettes to help him.

Posted by: Phil Silverman at October 3, 2010 12:25 AM

No, 'Sgt' Shultz [I know nuthink!!!] only had the help of "400 organizations" since April [according to them].

I guess George Soros took a pass, hmmmmm?

Pretty lame defense. I'll wait for the "satellite" photos. The only ones I've seen so far so a crowd of less than 1/4 that of Beck's. Pretty much matches the ratings, I'd guess.


Posted by: jorgxmckie at October 3, 2010 01:18 AM

What was interesting also, were pictures of AFTER the rallies. When Becks crowd left, the grounds were clean enough to eat off, but when the progressive crowd left, the grounds looked like a fleet of garbage trucks exploded. So much for the environmental liberals.

Posted by: AndyJ at October 3, 2010 07:26 AM

No, what was the most interesting and screamingly funniest thing was cnbc using photos from the BECK rally to illustrate their story - at least until they got called on it a few times, HAHAHAHA.

Posted by: emdfl at October 3, 2010 08:23 AM

The cleanliness is a metaphor for the two mindsets. One take responsibility for their own actions, the other expects someone else to do it for them.

Posted by: Tregonsee at October 3, 2010 08:24 AM

I see no graph at the link :(

Posted by: Kevin at October 3, 2010 12:54 PM

Oh haha I get it. You meant paragraph. Duh. I opened the link in Firefox, IE and Chrome to see if I was somehow blocking a graph :).

Posted by: Kevin at October 3, 2010 12:55 PM
Shultz doesn't have the Koch Bros. & Rupert Murdoch and his Foxettes to help him.
What a target rich comment. Sooo... If Murdoch is "polluting" our minds, what does it say that your Ted Turner "pollution" has only a quarters worth of reach?

Fox can marshal more people than CNN+MSNBC+PBS+NPR+NBC+ABC+CBS combined?

The left can only corral half as many people into the mall as tea party members freely chose to attend?

Be scared leftists, and be scared media-whore republicans. We already have term-limits - and many in Washington are just now realizing this.

Posted by: bains at October 3, 2010 08:48 PM

Big government is doomed. Socialism a failed experiment. Communism a failed path. We shall not kneel to government nor those whoe imagine they rulat rather than serve. I already have a mother and father and they never were in Washington D.C.

Posted by: Odins Acolyte at October 4, 2010 05:45 PM