By most reports on the mainstream media, it seemed like the entire country took to the streets this weekend to protest the evil Second Amendment. “The March for Our Lives,” they called it.
Supposedly organized by the teenage survivors of the Parkland shooting, the march was slated to be a massive show of force against guns, which, according to the march’s organizers, are the cause of school shootings.
The mainstream media has applauded the march. A CNN article said of the young speakers at the Washington D.C. gathering for the event:
They were defiant, outraged and determined. And they had a resounding message for lawmakers in Washington: Enough gun violence.
Celebrity donors included George Clooney, Oprah and Steven Spielberg, who pledged half-a-million dollars each. Gucci donated $500,000. The Miami Dolphins, $100,000.
Where was all this big money after the Sandy Hook shooting? Where were the marches and protests, where were similar nonstop screeds against Obama?
Clearly, facts don’t matter.
It seems every weekend there’s a new protest, a new cause for outrage. And, if you took the media’s word for it, it would seem that the country is largely in agreement. Saturday’s march, for example, was hailed as one of the largest of its kind. Organizers of the march boasted that, in D.C. alone, there were 800,000 people in attendance.
A tweet from the March For Our Lives account announced that “More than 850,000 marched with us in DC yesterday. Together, we are so powerful. Together, we will #ThrowThemOut.”
An objective estimate of the crowd size determined that there were actually a little over 200,000 people.
But, clearly, facts don’t matter.