When the BBC covers a Tommy Robinson rally in London, it reports what even police agreed were thousands of marchers as mere “hundreds”. But when doddering communist Bernie Sanders manages to assemble a few hundred left-wing mendicants in a school gym, it’s “thousands of fans” in “packed arenas” that “feels more like a touring rock concert”.
Never mind that the accompanying image, carefully framed to maximise the appearance of numbers, actually shows barely 500 people.
But hey, who are you going to believe? Your own lyin’ eyes, or the notoriously left-wing, taxpayer-funded broadcaster?
The thousands of fans in packed arenas reserve their loudest cheers for the scruffy-haired 78-year-old candidate with a clipped Brooklyn accent.
After nearly a year-long marathon of rallies, meetings, debates and ground-laying, the Sanders campaign is now entering a sprint of near-nonstop activity that will carry it through dozens of states across the country.
Marathon rallies? Packed stadiums? Are the Beeb sure they’re not confusing Sanders’s modest turnouts with a Trump rally?
Trump’s rallies regularly pack out 10-thousand-plus seat stadiums, with crowds spilling into overflow areas outside, watching on big screens. Even more stunning, Trump is apparently drawing sizeable percentages of self-declared Democrats.
It wasn’t a political rally, but the 100,000-strong crowd at the 2020 Daytona 500 erupted into deafening cheers when Trump led a lap of the track in the presidential limousine.
But hey, this is the BBC. They only cheer for socialists.
“The reason we won tonight in New Hampshire, we won last week in Iowa, is because of the hard work of so many volunteers,” [Sanders] said. “Let me say tonight that this victory here is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump.”
The crowd, packed into a college gymnasium, responded with deafening applause, as though the volume of their cheers could will their beloved candidate to more victories in the days ahead.
“It was electric,” said Scott Sandvik, a music teacher from Boston. “I really think it was a release of tension after a nail-biter of an election.”
The election was only a “nail-biter” because the Democrat machine is so obviously trying to rig the primaries again. As well they might: while the Democrats’ shrinking blue bubble might be entranced by the offer of free stuff from the gubmint, the rest of the country doesn’t seem so sure.
But, in its attempt at analysis, the BBC offers the following unintentionally hilarious tidbit:
History is certainly on Sanders’ side. Putting the Iowa popular-vote result in his column means the Vermont senator joins Al Gore in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004, both eventual nominees, as the only non-incumbents to win there and New Hampshire.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-
History, eh? What, exactly, does history have to say about Gore and Kerry?
Oh, yes: they both lost. To George W. Bush.
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