If you listened to any of the mainstream media over the weekend as they covered the March For Our Lives protests, and the interviews they have done with young people, you’d swear up and down that an overwhelming majority of American youth are politically active and care about this issue.
Reality, however, paints a totally different picture. In fact, a new report is saying that only ten percent of the people protesting in D.C. were under the age of 18.
The Washington Free Beacon has the details:
University of Maryland professor Dana R. Fisher has been surveying rallies and protests in the nation’s capital since Donald Trump’s inauguration in preparation for an upcoming book on the “Resistance” to the president. In a Washington Post analysis published Wednesday, she detailed how she randomly sampled 256 attendees of the gun-control rally.
“Contrary to what’s been reported in many media accounts, the D.C. March for Our Lives crowd was not primarily made up of teenagers,” Fisher wrote. “Only about 10 percent of the participants were under 18.”
“The average age of the adults in the crowd was just under 49 years old, which is older than participants at the other marches I’ve surveyed but similar to the age of the average participant at the Million Moms March in 2000, which was also about gun control,” she continued.
This is yet another example of how manipulative the mainstream media really is. CNN and other major outlets fudged the overall number of folks in attendance of the rally, not once, but twice. And then all same people inflate the percentage of young people in attendance to help push their narrative?
When will we return to the days of journalistic integrity and objectivity?