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March 28, 2010

CNN Brazenly Lies to Undermine Massive Searchlight, Nevada Tea Party

Posted by Dave Blount at March 28, 2010 11:37 AM

The liberal establishment media's credibility would be marginal if it were only for the relentless left-wing slant. But because of its willingness to deliberately mislead regarding objective facts, it has no credibility at all. The latest example comes from Searchlight, Nevada, where tens of thousands rallied at a Tea Party event honoring the execrable Harry Reid's upcoming involuntary retirement. CNN's estimate of the crowd size: "Hundreds of people, at least dozens of people."

As Bill Clinton would observe, it's technically not a lie. After all, 20,000 (as reported at the hardly right-wing source Politico) is "at least dozens." But check out the photos at American Border Patrol and judge for yourself: is "hundreds of people, at least dozens of people" an accurate description of this crowd?

Typically, local news coverage was far more professional than CNN's:

The Tea Party train is still gathering momentum. Telling increasingly desperate lies to an increasingly skeptical public isn't going to stop it.

On tips from Edward, Infidel Joe, and glenwood183. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.