Media Gushes at Protests Outside SCOTUS, But Conservative's Pic Tells Different Story


President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he had nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the seat left vacant on the Supreme Court by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Prior to the announcement even being made, perpetually outraged liberals gathered together in protest on the steps of the Supreme Court, despite not even knowing yet who the nominee would be.

Once it became clear who the nominee would be, the protesters immediately began to chant in opposition to him as liberals across the country bemoaned the potential reversal of Roe v. Wade, the supposed ushering in of Christian-style “Sharia law” — wonder what Muslims think of that particular critique from the left — and essentially the end of the civilized world as we know it.

Of course, the liberal media were all too keen to play up the protests on the steps of the Supreme Court and granted the group an incredible amount of coverage while pressing the narrative that this “massive” gathering of protesters represented the mainstream views of Americans across the country.

That narrative is obviously quite far from the truth, as was the media-contrived perception that the protest outside the Supreme Court was a huge gathering of American citizens outraged by Trump’s nomination of Kavanaugh.

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Indeed, a political comedian decided to check out the SCOTUS protests himself and found the event wasn’t quite as it appeared to be on the cable news networks.

Tim Young, the host of the political comedy show “No Things Considered,” snapped a selfie at the Supreme Court that caught the actual size of the crowd of protesters in the background behind him.

“A selfie to show just how few people are protesting at #SCOTUS right now … I’m sure the media angles make it look like thousands … it might be 300,” Young tweeted.

The tweet-trackers at Twitchy noted some of the more humorous responses to Young’s rather revealing tweet showing the true size of the crowd of protesters.

One commenter quickly pointed out how correct Young was in his assumption that the liberal media outlets were framing the protests as if they were massive crowds.

One Twitter user hilariously referred to the anti-Kavanaugh media release put out by the Women’s March organization that had failed to fill in the blank in one part where Kavanaugh’s name should have appeared — it instead read “XX” — which just showed that their anti-Kavanaugh statement had been prewritten and was a canned response that would have been applied to any of the other potential nominees considered by Trump.

Another tweeter suggested that the protesters attend a Trump rally so they could see what a real crowd looked like, while several others wondered if the protesters were being paid by George Soros-backed community organizing groups and when the protesters would “clock out” from the $15/hour “job” of protesting everything said or done by Trump.

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There is little doubt that the small protest outside the Supreme Court was a manufactured affair — they had pre-produced signs slamming all of the potential nominees — that was purposely hyped up by the liberal media to cast Trump’s nomination of Kavanaugh in a negative light.

However, this conservative comedian/journalist revealed the truth of the matter with a simple selfie.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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