|Screenshot of WBAL article, used under fair use.|
In the WBAL article, the TV station claimed that Trump's inauguration was "much smaller" than Obama's, and included a photo which was most likely taken in the early setup stages of the inauguration.
According to Heavy.com, the Trump inauguration was most likely approximately 900,000, which is indeed about half of the attendance at Obama's first inauguration. However, the Heavy.com photos show a much larger crowd than the photo by WBAL, filling the entire mall.
An interesting note by Heavy.com, however, is that only 800,000 attended Bill Clinton's first inauguration, and only 300,000 attended George Bush's inauguration in 2001.
Is it any wonder that Americans are losing faith in news media?
According to a September 2016 Gallup poll, only 32% of Americans have a high amount of trust in news media. This is an all-time low, and definitely hasn't been helped by recent events.
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Article by Ken Buckler, editor.