Ben Swann –
A group of truckers descended on Washington, DC today to protest the government’s “corruption against the Constitution.” Their movement is called “Truckers Ride For The Constitution.”
The media, both on the left and the right, was rabidly reporting on the event prior to its happening, building up considerable hype.
It is strange, then, that when you Google “Truckers Ride For The Constitution” today, virtually no articles reporting on the event pop up. Without doing some real digging, the only write-ups that surface are purely anticipatory (written prior to the event’s actual occurrence).
Earlier this afternoon, I spoke with Pete Santilli, one of the event’s main organizers.
Santilli described a carefully planned strategy, claiming that it was “always the plan” to have fewer trucks turn out on the morning of the 11th. “We did not want to send all of our best guns out right away. We wanted to test the waters out, and see how media and law enforcement treated us,” he said.
Santilli said that the media coverage of the event was underwhelming thanks to Fox News. He said that prior to “Truckers Ride For The Constitution” actually happening, Fox News “overwhelmed” the truckers with phone calls, “begging” for exclusive all-day coverage during the event.
According to Santilli, the truckers promised FoxNews special coverage all day. However, the morning of the event, Fox pulled out of all coverage at the last minute. Santilli believes that this was done on purpose to “take away the hype,” and that the motivation might have been due to pressure from major corporations.