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Entries in DC (4)

Wednesday
Oct232013

On a Scale of 1 to 10... How Desperate is Chris Matthews to Call Ted Cruz a "RACIST!!"

I'm going with a 9, only because when it comes to MSNBC, there's always room for more desperation (not to mention NBC's utter hypocrisy):

I think Matthews actually said it best, in his own words:

"Disagree with this guy and be prepared for the accusations."

Touché, Chris Matthews...  touché.

Friday
Oct112013

Keep on Truckin' Open Thread

Just as one shutdown is negiating an end, another is barrelling down on DC, powered by blue collar workers and on-road diesel fuel.  You can comfortably bet that this time Obama and his administrative lackeys won't be able to pick and choose what's felt by the shutdown.   

Truckers plan to start ariving today to protest growing government regulations on their businesses.    Prepare for a 3-day traffic nigtmare:

 

 

Tuesday
Jul312012

The Political Leanings of the Internet

Interesting piece over Engage mapping the political leanings of various social networking sites.   They also put up a graphic briefly breaking down which websites cater to likely Obama voters, Romney voters, highly engaged politically and those that really couldn't care less this election season.   

Wednesday
Sep162009

9/12 Crowd Estimates Go All In...

...and fail miserably. 

(Courtesy Media Matters and other sources)

First, it was the picture that turned out to be a 1997 Promise Keepers rally.  Now, it's...well, read on:

So, Glenn Beck cited the London Telegraph's quoting of "a source from the Park Service...saying that it is the largest march on Washington ever."  Unfortunately, the Telegraph ran no such story.  Ah, well, that won't stop the hype.  Now, we find scades of blogs pushing the idea, quoting National Park Service spokesman "Dan Bana" as saying the 9/12 protest was "the largest event held in Washington, D.C., ever."  Here's American Thinker's version.  It's Barna, and this seems to be the original quote:

David Barna, a Park Service spokesman, said the agency did not conduct its own count. Instead, it will use a Washington Post account that said 1.8 million people gathered on the US Capitol grounds, National Mall, and parade route.

"It is a record," Barna said. "We believe it is the largest event held in Washington, D.C., ever."

One little problem - that quote is from...wait for it...the Obama Inauguration.

This is what happens when you take things at face value.  Some blogs, such as PatriotRoom, fessed up immediately (good for them!), while others, such as American Thinker, are still leaving the false information in place; AT has a new "you be the judge" article that cites the DC Fire Department's 70,000 number, but also still has the original article on its site without correction.

CORRECTION: AT cites the DC Fire Department, not the DC Police.