New York Times uses this photo to show the side-by-side comparison of the size of the crowd for Obama’s inauguration in 2009 and Trump’s inauguration on Friday.
So, it looks as if Obama’s inauguration drew a massive crowd and Trump’s inauguration was sparsely attended, right?
No, it’s the New York Times that is lying, not Trump. Who would have thought? The New York Times, the “paper of record, all the news fit to print” lying?
But there is the photo, is it lying? Sure looks like Trump’s crowd was small. But here’s the thing, the photo on the right of Trump’s crowd is said [by Brit Hume, who was there in person] to have been taken early in the morning, long before the inauguration began at 12:00 Noon Washington time.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but those words can just as easily add up to a lie.
Here’s a photo of the crowd at Trump’s Inauguration by the time it started:
That photo is also worth a thousand words…that aren’t trying to fool you. The white areas in the photo are areas blocked off for security reasons.