By Stephen Diener
Ugh, here we go again. Having to explain away the biased media coverage of anything Trump is becoming exhausting, but as long as they mislead, we’ll be here to correct it.
The latest fake news is coming from the now infamous Tulsa rally on Saturday that brought in a crowd of 6,200 people rather than the anticipated sell out of around 20,000.
By now you have probably heard of the TikTok users and K-Pop fans claiming victory over reservering hundreds of thousands of tickets for the rally only to purposely inflate the numbers to heighten expectations and then not show up. If you only watch or read the news, then you would think that is the end of the story and that Trump has lost his crowd…except that isn’t true.
Here’s a couple of key points that are being hidden from you.
Number one, there were thousands of Trump supporters who were at the rally outside that wanted to get in, but you know why they couldn’t? Because violent protesters wouldn’t let them in and scared them away.
Here’s another point to consider, this was the FIRST mass gathering in an enclosed arena since the start of the outbreak. So the fact that that many people were willing to come out in the first place should speak volumes.
And the biggest point of all that the media is avoiding is how many people watched the rally on social media.
Think about this, over 2 million people watched the rally live on Twitter and Facebook alone, that doesn’t count the millions more who watched on TV.
Now compare that with Joe Biden’s latest Facebook live broadcast that had a whopping 177, no, that’s not a typo, 177 people at its height who watched his rally speech, than it kind of makes sense why the media is presenting this the way that they are.