Another anti-war protest, another fake news story ...

I've been to dozens of anti-war demos, and as far as counter-protesters go, I've never seen more than a hundred or so of these guys together at any one event ...


So it was with quite a bit of skepticism that I greeted yesterday's Washington Post and New York Times reports of huge counter-demonstrations greeting anti-war activists in DC over the weekend.

I spent some time laying out a post about the coverage of the protests, and then I wandered over to Sadly, No! and saw that the always-insightful Gavin M. had beaten me to the punch with an excellent piece on the subject, to which I now direct your attention. [NOTE: Sadly, No! is undergoing a DOS attack. If the link doesn't work, try it again in a few hours.]

Gavin ...
Anatomy Of A Con Job
As we know, opinion against the war in Iraq, and against President Bush, now stands at between 60 and 70 percent in America. If you're a right-wing authoritarian follower, how do you continue to prop up the necessary belief that you represent a silent majority of downtrodden patriots, and that someday a real rain will come and wash the scum off the streets?
Luckily, there are people out there to do that thinking for you.
Read the rest ...

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