Laura Leslie with WRAL estimated the crowd at “several dozen” in her story about House Speaker Thom Tillis and House Majority Leader Paul Stam addressing the right-wing faithful assembled by the Pope-funded group.
That is about how many people Rob Schofield with NC Policy Watch reported were there after he attended the rally and counted the people listening to Tillis and Stam.
Just after the rally the folks at Americans for the Prosperous tweeted that “Over 100 people attend bright new days for jobs rally.”
This morning’s News & Observer ran a large picture of the rally on the front page of the Triangle section with a caption that said “about 100 people” were there.
A hundred people were not there but the readers of the N&O will never know that.
Maybe it’s not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but it’s another example of how the right-wing propaganda machine keeps winning, even on the small points.