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Media Report 20K At Obama Milwaukee Event... In 12K Arena
Breitbart.com ^ | 4 Nov 2012 | BEN SHAPIRO

Posted on 11/04/2012 10:06:12 PM PST by Qbert

In their blatant attempt to pump up President Obama’s crowd sizes, the media has taken to inventing seats at arenas. Yesterday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported:

With help from pop sensation Katy Perry, President Barack Obama drew 20,000 people Saturday...

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“It’s good to be so close to home!” he shouted to roars inside the Delta Center in downtown Milwaukee.

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That claim was also reported by the Hollywood Reporter and various other outlets.

Only one problem: the capacity for the Delta Center in Milwaukee is 12,580.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: bias; enthusiasmgap; lying; mediabias; msm; obama

1 posted on 11/04/2012 10:06:19 PM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Sigh.


2 posted on 11/04/2012 10:09:02 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Qbert

LOL! What idiots some of these reporters are!


3 posted on 11/04/2012 10:11:24 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

They were counting the obama votes not the seats.


4 posted on 11/04/2012 10:13:30 PM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Qbert

All local news here in Minneapolis reported 10-12K for Ryan event today


5 posted on 11/04/2012 10:14:18 PM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Qbert

The reply was that it “included people outside who weren’t able to get in.”


6 posted on 11/04/2012 10:15:34 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: MediaMole

Pics? Im sure 8000 people were outside an arena waiting. lol


7 posted on 11/04/2012 10:19:19 PM PST by snarkytart
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To: Qbert

> ...blatant attempt to pump up President Obama’s crowd sizes...

Wonder what other Obama’s sizes are exaggerated.


8 posted on 11/04/2012 10:24:09 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Qbert
And it is 12,148 including the floor. I had thought that the "seating" might be being cited, but that is the maximum arena arrangement. Check out arena seating chart for more arena configurations.
9 posted on 11/04/2012 10:24:23 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Qbert

Romney had a big turnout in Denver Saturday night. This is after the huge Red Rocks turnout a week or so ago. They gave away 25,000 for a 10,000 seats at Red Rocks. They had to create overflow. My son and I were part of the group turned away, but we did get to see him Saturday night.


10 posted on 11/04/2012 10:32:14 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Qbert

Over 15 billion people showed up for an Obama rally.

Yes, more than twice as many people as on the Earth showed up to support Obama.

It was ... (wait for it) ...

S P O N T A N E O U S


11 posted on 11/04/2012 10:36:00 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Salvation

wasn’t it a freeper that figured that out and told Breitbart?

I bet it was


12 posted on 11/04/2012 10:38:28 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: snarkytart

There’s no way he drew 20k under any circumstances. My comment was the result of asking a reporter who gave the 20k number. At least she replied with the rationale.

I’ve been to a lot of rallys on both sides this year and you have to take about 25% off the capacity for any room due to the stages, backstage area, press riser and security perimeters. When I do crowd estimates, I try to count seats when they exist or take photos, count one area and extrapolate.

I would put the Obama event at 8500-9000 at the high end and 7000 at a more reasonable level. I wasn’t there, so I’m limited to press reports and video, but I’ve been in the room and they did not use the whole area based on the video and stills I’ve seen.

If they truly thought they would draw 20,000, they would have used the Bradley Center which seats more than 17,000 for basketball. The Delta Center is just a convention center and isn’t even a clear span facility. It is full of pillars. The video I watched didn’t show the pillars blocking any area. If that was the case, it was lower than 7000.


13 posted on 11/04/2012 10:46:09 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: Qbert
Empty seats. Empty space. Empty heads.

14 posted on 11/04/2012 10:50:02 PM PST by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: Qbert

Everyone had someone on their lap?


15 posted on 11/04/2012 11:10:07 PM PST by Calpublican
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To: Qbert

If you’re expecting a lot of imaginary friends, it’s important to secure enough imaginary seats to accommodate them.


16 posted on 11/04/2012 11:11:59 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: All

Since the average democrat votes five times, that means a crowd of 4,000.


17 posted on 11/05/2012 12:14:10 AM PST by Peter ODonnell (E pluribus biden)
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To: Qbert
Just curious who campaigns with Romney?

My small but analytical mind says that "most" of Oblunders crowds are there to see a free show.

Oblunder should just try showing up by himself and see what kind of crowd he draws... Just saying.

18 posted on 11/05/2012 12:58:21 AM PST by bayliving (I suffer from democrat induced tourette syndrome...)
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To: Qbert

So 12,000 showed up to see Katy Perry? That’s not surprising.


19 posted on 11/05/2012 2:05:19 AM PST by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: Qbert

Bump


20 posted on 11/05/2012 3:15:38 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: trappedincanuckistan

FReepers knew this on Saturday after I BROKE the story........
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2954579/posts


21 posted on 11/05/2012 4:25:09 AM PST by barryobi
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To: trappedincanuckistan

FReepers knew this on Saturday after I BROKE the story........
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2954579/posts


22 posted on 11/05/2012 4:25:09 AM PST by barryobi
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To: bayliving
My small but analytical mind says that "most" of Oblunders crowds are there to see a free show.

LOL !

Try this on: Last night in Morrisville, PA 30,000 folks showed up for Romney's rally in spite of the fact of the Marshall Tucker Band being the warm-up act !

How's that for a motivated base ? !



(just kidding .. old MTB fan from way back .. but like me, they ain't gettin' any younger ;-)

23 posted on 11/05/2012 4:32:36 AM PST by tomkat ( PAlabama '12 = RR = 300 +)
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To: barryobi
Great Catch !

FR strikes again ! !

24 posted on 11/05/2012 4:34:34 AM PST by tomkat ( PAlabama '12 = RR = 300 +)
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To: Qbert; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Chicago papers reports that 20,000 turned out to see Obama in Milwaukee. The only problem is the venue holds only 12,500.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


25 posted on 11/05/2012 5:21:28 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: gotribe
So 12,000 showed up to see Katy Perry? That’s not surprising.

They wanted to see Elmo


26 posted on 11/05/2012 6:10:32 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: gotribe
So 12,000 showed up to see Katy Perry? That’s not surprising.

They wanted to see Elmo


27 posted on 11/05/2012 6:13:06 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: barryobi

Nice!


28 posted on 11/05/2012 7:59:47 AM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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