Motivated by the current (2011) political climate in Wisconsin it seems reasonable to devote some time and effort to comment on issues and some of the hyperbola. So we in the public should do what we can to help focus "journalists" on delineating real facts versus spin. If you accept the spin you do not understand the policy implications.
From Fox6 web site - Karl earned $23,000 to speak at the event. Five hundred people were interested in what he had to say. Large numbers protesting ... not precisely stated. The advertising is at least soothing!