The Fake Tea Party Numbers Keep Circulating by Choire Sicha January 26, 2010 Oh, look! I breezed past the boilerplate section while reading Ben McGrath’s Tea Party profile yesterday, and I so shouldn’t have. Media Matters? “According to the New Yorker, the ‘mainstream media’ declined to acknowledge that 1.8 million people showed up at the Tea Party rally? Might that be because 1.8 million people didn’t show up and that number was pure fantasy, whipped up by the likes of Michelle Malkin and Glenn Beck. Or, to put it another way, the press didn’t report the 1.8 million number because it was off the mark by 1.7 million.” facebook twitter google+ pinterest email Oh hi. I work here and enjoy cats and cat-related news. Read more by Choire Sicha on The Awl All the Exposed Men's Ankles in the February "GQ," in OrderThe Fusion MastheadHow New York City's Monster Blizzard Became a Wee Snow SprinkleSnowBlizzard-Hoarding at the Gowanus Whole Foods New Yorker Oy Tea Party Things That Are Made Up The Concessionist Should I Be a Poorly Paid Writer or a Better-Paid Publicist? Culture (and TV) Courtney Barnett, "Pedestrian At Best" The Gibson Boy All the Exposed Men's Ankles in the February "GQ," in Order long conversations Inside the Mind of the Teen Male, Approximately country time The Man Who Won't Let Go 6:30 PM EST The Sporting Contest As Metaphor For Life: A Consideration In Verse The More You Know The Fusion Masthead SPONSORED POST Inspiring New Film Explores What It Takes 'To Be a Dad'