by Scott Creighton (H/T elizabethharris001)
elizabethharris001 left me a comment about a trending piece of disinfo from Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge concerning a video some guy took driving down the road in Chicago on the same day a Trump protest took place this weekend. Like Di$info Jone$ screaming “I have the DOCUMENTS!” Durden wrote they now “have visual confirmation of how a substantial portion of these professional, paid protesters arrive at the site of the protest, in this case Chicago.”
“I have a video of 5 city blocks on the West side of Chicago lined with busses from Wisconsin (Badger Bus Lines) bringing in protestors. The Sears tower is visible in the background.” “reports” a reader at Zero Hedge
They conclude since the protests took place this weekend and all those buses were lined up together, they MUST be connected, ergo, they MUST have buses all those protesters in from Wisconsin.
They have the DOCUMENTS!
Unfortunately, that’s just stupid.
Google street view S. Canal St. Chicago and tell me what you see? I see a bunch of the same buses from the same bus-lines in that same few blocks in images dating back to 2015. Charter buses and school buses alike.
Why is that? Because, according to the city of Chicago, those few blocks are some of the FEW in the city designated as on street parking for ALL the charter bus companies that bring all sorts of tourists and visitors into the city on the weekends.
In fact, if you look at a hi-res version of Zero Hedge’s video you will see street signs saying just that.
Chicago is a kind of a big city. They got tour buses coming in every day of the week. There was one large event that took place that weekend called the Festival of Barrel Aged Beers which saw thousands come by and sample beers from all over the Chicago area. Folks from all around went to the city for that one and that’s just one event that took place. There were probably a couple dozen events taking place in the city this weekend.
That video shows school buses, a bus from Ohio State University and ones from other charter companies from other states.
Like I said, Chicago is a big city.
Having some idiot post a video of that designated parking location for visiting tour buses and claiming it’s “visual confirmation” all those Trump protesters were “bused in” is just retarded.
Heck, its so dumb it’s almost as if Zero Hedge posted it in an effort to make his followers look dumb. But no one would do that, would they Di$info Jone$?
Me personally I contacted a couple of the charter bus lines (Badger, Peoria and Lamers) asking them about S. Canal St. and events in Chicago this past weekend and though they couldn’t tell me who chartered which vehicles, they did say they had multiple contracts for various locations and that staging area was used by all the different charter bus services going into Chicago.
Clearly there are some Soros-backed professional protesters involved in these destabilization efforts. But clearly as well, there are some people who drank WAY TOO MUCH of the anti-Trump Koolaid over the past few months and it’s entirely understandable that if they think he’s Satan or Hitler or Jabba the Hut, they might just turn out and protest his election as a kind of a way of venting or cooling off.
Plus, you folks do realize Obama comes from Chicago, right? Also the home of the birthplace of American neoliberalism, Chicago School of Economics? They might want to protest his opposition to the TPP and the TTIP as well.
However you look at it, all those buses on S. Canal St. in Chicago weren’t there to bring in Soros’ anti-Trump protesters this weekend. Showing that video and making that claim simply because a protest took place this weekend in Chicago is just stupid. Lazy, dishonest or stupid. And I am giving Zero Hedge the benefit of the doubt by calling him stupid.