EPIC MEDIA FAIL: RNC Convention Reporters Show Up Two Days Early to Cover Anti-Trump March
The media is so excited to report anti-Trump stories that reporters in Cleveland covering the Republican Party national convention showed up en masse to cover a protest march against presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump Tuesday afternoon.
No protesters were observed even though the permit for the march by the group “Stand Together Against Trump” called for 5,000 protesters to participate.
— Zach Toombs (@zachtoombs) July 19, 2016
“Here are all the protesters who showed up for the Stand Together Against Trump march. Permit was for 5,000 #RNCinCLE”
The group who showed up to the "Stand Together Against Trump" March. Note the ratio of reporters to protestors. pic.twitter.com/tnemeosyCl
— Miranda Green (@mirandacgreen) July 19, 2016
“The group who showed up to the “Stand Together Against Trump” March. Note the ratio of reporters to protestors.”
— Sadé Carpenter (@SadeMichelle) July 19, 2016
“A “Stand Together Against Trump” march was set to take place on this bridge, but no protesters in sight. #RNCinCLE”
— Mary Orndorff Troyan (@orndorfftroyan) July 19, 2016
“Staging area for 1:30 protest at Lorain Carnegie bridge. #RNCinCLE”
A check of the Stand Together Against Trump website clearly shows the march is scheduled for Thursday.
“JULY 21 9:00 AM STAT Peace and Nonviolence Training for Protesters
1:30 PM STAT March at West 18th and Lorain
6:00 PM STAT Rally on Public Square”
Stand Together Against Trump issued a press release Tuesday morning informing the press the group would be handing out bottled water at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Public Square.
— Stand Together (@ST_AgainstTrump) July 19, 2016
Apparently the confusion began with a report by Cleveland.com.
Here are some of the protests and public speaking events scheduled Tuesday:
The Stand Together Against Trump March is scheduled to take place at 1:30 p.m. on the city’s official parade route across the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge to downtown. Organizers estimated the march could attract thousands of protesters.”
Or it cold have started with the Associated Press which also put out the wrong information about the day of the march.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on demonstrations and gatherings outside the Republican National Convention (all times local):
A group of doctors and nurses plans to march in Cleveland in protest of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Stand Together Against Trump will march Tuesday, becoming the first group during the four-day Republican National Convention to use the city’s official parade route.”