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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:46 AM
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Why Are There No Aerial Photographs Of The 9/12 Tea Party?
Aerial photographs of the events in DC are obtained via two methods.

1) Some news agency hires a helicopter to fly over and take pictures.

2) Some sponsor of the event hires a helicopter to fly over and take pictures.

All accounts of the event on 9/12 claim a civilian helicopter was in the air.

Add to that the fact that both methods are accounted for in the single entity of Fox News.

So there's your answer. Fox News in no way shape or form wanted to show the pitiful turnouot to the event they basically sponsored.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:52 AM
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1. Yes! You'd think we would be seeing such photos EVERYWHERE to proove their claims.
The smallest anti-War rally I went to after March 20, 2003 was probably about 10K; the biggest, in fall of 2002, was probably something like 2-300K. There definitely were helicopters in attendance at that one, but NOT A PEEP in the "news".
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John1956PA Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:02 AM
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6. After the Sept. 2005 peace march in D.C., I looked on the Internet for areal photos.
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 09:06 AM by John1956PA
I attended the Sept. 2005, peace march, and I wanted to see areal photos to back up my belief that there were more than 150,000 who marched. I could not find any such photos, and I assumed that the absence of same was due to two reasons: (i) national security protocols prevent the taking and dissemination of D.C. areal photos, and (ii) the administration desired to conceal any such photos which would prove great number of peace marchers.

Also, I am surprised to read here that there was a civilian helicopter flying over D.C. during the Tea party. I thought that all civilian flights over D.C. were banned after Sept 11, 2001.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:50 AM
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9. Trans-natl-Corps aren't civilians of any nation-state, so their helicopters were allowed. nt
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chalky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:54 PM
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24. You mean like this one?

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Loge23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:57 AM
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2. Was there another event that day as well?
I heard that there was another event on the mall that day - not sure as to how accurate this report was.
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:00 AM
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3. The Black Family Reunion occured throughout that weekend on the Mall. n/t
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:01 AM
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4. Yes
The Black Family Reunion was on the other end of Mall that day.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:01 AM
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5. Here is the photo/poster Fox will be promoting according to Matt Kibbe of FreedomWorks
Amazing photo from 912-View here!

As I just mentioned on Fox, FreedomWorks is going to be selling a poster-size version of this photo from the 9/12 March. We are working with various print and mail vendors to secure the best possible price for you, so check back soon for ordering information. If you want to be reminded when the poster is ready for sale, sign up as a FreedomWorks member and you will receive an email when the poster goes on sale.


http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/mkibbe/amazing-912-pho...

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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:24 AM
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7. Like most RW "Grassroots" - Wide and loud, but shallow.
Big empty gaps areas that other protests filled. 70,000 was generous.
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:26 PM
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16. Wide, loud, and shallow? What does Limbaugh have to do with this?
I thought this cluster fuck belonged to Glenn Beck.
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rickford66 Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:19 AM
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10. how many?
I have attended most Penn State home games since 1971. The stadium holds over 100,000 today. The crowd in this photo is certainly no larger.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:31 AM
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12. Best estimate was about 60,000 -- not very impressive
considering Fox promoted the hell out of it. We've gotten hundreds of thousands of people to liberal marches and protests with a fraction of the pre-protest publicity. Of course, the media did their best to ignore the hell out of them, or to focus in on maybe one or two extreme protesters (some "out there" anarchist or something).
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:53 PM
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23. I have been 3 crowds on different occasions in D.C. that were at least this size.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:03 PM
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25. LOL. Close angle showing the crowd is all at the Capitol, and the Mall itself mostly empty.
Obama inauguration had close to 2 million and filled the whole space from Capitol to Washington Monument (I know because I was stuck out at the Washington Monument LOL), this is nowhere close.
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BarbaRosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:40 AM
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8. Why do you need a photo,
Beckerhead has already told us there was at LEAST a bazillion people there.
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Stevenmarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:28 AM
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11. Because all that fast rising hot air causes too much turbulence
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John1956PA Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:35 AM
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13. Ha-Ha! Good One!
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:28 PM
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19. DUzy!
:D
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:07 PM
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14. Medved said the US Park Service stopped the aerial count because Million Man March got panties in...
... knot when the park service said there were significantly less than a million men there.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:25 PM
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17. Because the USPS lied and everyone at the march and everyone living in DC knew it.
Now that the M$M is totally on board with the corporations who own this country, they just don't bother to report on the marches that don't benefit their bottom line directly.

Note the several 100K+ anti-war marches from San Francisco to DC between 2002 and 2005 that got zero coverage on any network news.
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:49 PM
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22. The Natl Park Service never made anyone happy.
You say a half million they say a hundred thousand. You bitch, they defend. I'm surprised they didn't stop doing it years ago.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:04 PM
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26. They stopped counting, but that doesn't account for the lack of published photos.
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mimitabby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:18 PM
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15. the helicopter was shot down by some of the good gun toting citizens
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rustydog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:27 PM
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18. Ummm, they didn't have a camera with macro capabilities?
:evilgrin:
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rustydog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:34 PM
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20. Because the goober who attended couldn's work the camera's timer
:evilgrin:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:35 PM
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21. Because pigs can't fly?
:shrug:
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