Trump Protesters

The usual fake news sources are reporting on Trump protesters in London, which  reminded me of fifteen years ago.

I was in London during Bush’s 2003 visit.  There were about six stoners holding signs in front of Buckingham Palace, and CNN reported it as a massive protest.  Later CNN reported that tens of thousands of protesters were in Trafalgar Square. I was in Trafalgar Square (which isn’t big enough to hold more than a couple of thousand people) during the protest. There were also a couple of hundred of marchers surrounded by a line of police marching down Oxford Street.

There was a big event however that week.  England won the Rugby World Cup, and the pubs were full to the brim at 8am in cold, pouring rain. About half a million people lined up on Whitehall for the parade when the team returned from Australia.  People were singing and partying all night long in Leicester Square.  CNN must have gotten that confused with their imaginary protesters.

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18 Responses to Trump Protesters

  1. Gator says:

    Either they have no knowledge of their own history, or they must be counting on there not being another World War any time soon. Sad.

  2. spike55 says:

    Not much rejoicing this week.

    Brexit scammed by EU apologist PM

    Then Croatia destroys their last of hopes.

    sad.

  3. EternalOptimist says:

    Lots of support for ‘the Donald’ here. We thought he handled the Nato talks very well, put Merkel back in her box and made the point (our point) about energy security.

    side issue – just come back from France. There is a massive backlash building against Macron. The issue is the reduction of rural speed limits from 90 to 80 kph. I saw protest signs and banners everywhere

    • gregole says:

      Thanks for the live update. Personally, I pay precisely zero attention to the media. 2009 Climategate was the last straw – it was clear they lie about everything.

  4. arn says:

    Well-the usual deep state tactic.

    Once i read, i think it was in “Economic Hitman”,
    something like:”To overthrow a government somewhere we did not need so many people(some hundreds – a few thousands) to fill a single street in the capital and make photos that way that it looked like a huge huge protest-the MSM than convinced the western people that the entire population is against the government and this was used as justification for intervention”

  5. garyh845 says:

    Crowd size matters (to the MSM). The 2006 opposition candidate to Hugo Chavez, in Venezuela, was drawing massive crowds (perhaps millions). The BBC reported this crowd size as ‘thousands.’ (this is the pic accompanying the story). The US MSM simply didn’t offer any coverage. Chavez was their guy.

    • garyh845 says:

      . . . and this crowd in Berlin (Obama in 2007) was 215,000. LOL

      Police said it was around 70,000.

      “Barely five minutes before the speech was supposed to start, ZDF Berlin studio chief Peter Frey added, “We do estimate that 20,000 [literally, “a couple of ten thousand”] people have turned out.”

      The pic is as he was speaking – I lifted it from German TV live broadcast. Notice all of the empty space – left and right of the podium – and down the boulevard. Closer to 20,000.

      • Gator says:

        It was 2008, and they used free beer, free brats, free pizza and a free concert to swell the crowd…

        United States of America (Press Release) July 27, 2008—
        “While coverage of Senator Obama’s Berlin speech provided audiences here at home nothing less that a visual “shock and awe,” it neglected to mention that the well-hyped speech had an opening act: a gratis concert by two wildly popular groups, Reggae artist Patrice and rock band Reamonn. While we appreciate the Obama Campaign’s hospitality, on behalf of furthering US international relations, offering free bratwurst, pizza and even beer for three hours during the free rock concert, we question whether or not the monies might have been better spent here on financially strapped US citizens.

        http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/barack_obama_lures_people_to_his_berlin_speech_with_free_beer_and_food_not/

        • garyh845 says:

          Yep got the date wrong. I recall going to bat over the national editor of the LAT’s putting this pic on the front page of the paper, with the 215,000 claim. He came back with something about we (the paper) really doesn’t like to get into the ‘crowd size game.’ I said, ‘right – so why did you do it anyway? And, what was your source for that?’ Didn’t make much progress with him. A few months later, they had an article up in Sec A of the paper, with this headline: “McCain-Palin crowd: 23,000, or a third that size.” the whole piece was about discrediting the McCain camp’s estimate of the crowd size.’ I recall that the editor was a bit put off when I contacted him on that bit of ‘crowd size matters.’

          Here’s the zoomed in pic that occupied about 1/3 of the front page of the LAT’s.

  6. Andy DC says:

    The weekend before the 4th of July, I met some friends in downtown DC for dinner. However, I heard on fake news radio (WTOP) about massive anti-Trump demonstrations right where I was headed. I almost didn’t go, expecting massive traffic jams. As it turned out DC was a ghost town with plenty of street parking, which is a very rare occurrence. No demonstrations anywhere to be found!

  7. spike55 says:

    Gees, Didn’t Trump play the EU on the NATO spending !!

    Always starts from a position of strength, just like N. Korea negotiations.

    ALWAYS seems to deliver a favourable outcome.

  8. RAH says:

    Meanwhile most of us unwashed, “dog trained”, bible clinging, gun toting, racist, undereducated, deplorables, just sit and grit our few remaining teeth and wait for the next election day.

  9. Mark Green says:

    Very confusing….

    I was there too, Tony juniper pinched a roll up of me before making a speech at a crammed Grosvenor square.
    I walked from parliament square to the us embassy and the streets were absolutely full of people, heaving.
    Was the the same day??

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