However, NOM president, Brian Brown, thinks that he can pull a big con on everyone as evidenced by this tweet:
15,000 Marchers! Here's what the media didn't show you about the #March4Marriage... http://t.co/AvZIDmGhc9
— Brian S. Brown (@briansbrown) April 29, 2015
The tweet links to an article from MRC Newsbusters. a right-wing site which supposedly monitors "liberal media bias." The article includes a video of the march, but there is absolutely no way anyone can tell the number of participants by viewing the video.
So where did the "15,000 participants" claim come from ? From NOM itself. According to the article:
A marriage march press contact confirmed to MRC Culture through NOM that “approximately 15,000” marchers attended.
In other words, Brown is implying that an "unbiased" news source confirmed that NOM's March for Marriage had 15,000 participants. However, the claim isn't coming from the news source. It is coming from Brian Brown and NOM.
This absolute pitiful subterfuge has been a hallmark of NOM's fight against marriage equality. It would be easy to just allow the organization to embarrass itself out of existence.
But to hell with that. Why shouldn't the lgbt community get in on the fun?