The Fake Tea Party Numbers Keep Circulating

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.”