The rally to support the 1/6 attackers appears to have drawn more members of the press than actual protesters.
Here is what the scene looked like:
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) September 18, 2021
The pro-terrorist protest looks pretty empty, and reporters are noticing that they outnumber the anti-democracy gang:
Early reports show there are more press than protesters at the #JusticeforJ6 event. QAnon figures & Georgia's Lin Wood were warning followers not to attend. Some suggested online that it was a 'false flag' operation to round up Trump supporters for arrest.https://t.co/i4cffszs7k https://t.co/Y2OuoEG2OM
— Brendan Keefe (@BrendanKeefe) September 18, 2021
If the protest attendance is so small, why is the corporate media sticking around to give the extremists who hate democracy attention?
The protest is not newsworthy or notable. The media is hanging around in case things get out of control or violent, but there is likely more security on the scene than there are protesters.
Going back to Trump’s inauguration, Republicans have had a recent history of failing to draw a crowd in DC unless it was to violently overthrow the government and keep Trump in power.
The people want attention, so journalists should pack up their gear and go enjoy a nice fall afternoon.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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