Proof the media, including The New York Times, are playing photographic games with the public. These photos (from The New York Times) are shown here in chronological order. But the media has been using the first as the basis for claiming that Trump had a vastly smaller turn out than Obama. Not only is that false for the gathering on the mall at the time, but the world-wide television viewing audience was overwhelmingly greater. Trump does not care about the difference in numbers but that the media has blatantly displayed its dishonesty in reporting.
Photo (1): Widely disseminated to create impression of smaller Trump crowd:
Photo (2): Another comparison using a photo taken closer to the inauguration:
Photo (3): Photo taken at time time of the inauguration (exposing the scam):
This is a simple scam: use photos taken earlier before everyone has arrived as though they had been taken at the time of the inauguration. It is a stunning indictment of the mainstream media that, in spite of the proof to the contrary, it is promoting a false account of the facts of the matter, which justifies the strong outraged response by Trump's Press Secretary. I agree with him. The media has lost all sense of integrity and responsibility. Its conduct is shameful and wrong.