One more example how many people (and their agencies) are finding out that adults are back running the government.

Via Washington Examiner.

The National Park Service issued an apology on Twitter Saturday after it retweeted messages comparing the crowd sizes at Donald Trump’s and Barack Obama’s presidential inaugurations.

The Park Service said the agency regrets the “mistaken” retweets from the account Friday, which were side-by-side comparisons of the size of the crowd at Obama’s first inauguration and the noticeably smaller crowd Friday for Trump. [Tammy’s note: while there is no official attendance count, many who were there are admitting the pictures used in the media for comparison were taken at different times– Trump’s at the start of the morning and Obama’s much later as the ceremony was beginning].

After the retweets were posted Friday, National Park Service employees were ordered to stop posting to the official agency Twitter account immediately.

“The expectation,” employees were told, “is that there will be absolutely no posts on Twitter.”

After the apology (and the lesson to stay away from politics) the NPS did resume tweeting.

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  1. VelvetHammer says:

    Well shoot. As a road trip fanatic, especially to the national parks, I’m disappointed to hear this. The quest for stamps in my National Parks Passport Book will likely continue but disappointed nonetheless.

    • Chuck says:

      I supported the NPS for a long time, until the time they started playing politics and doing shenanigans with the park closures related to the government shutdown in 2013. It seems that things haven’t changed much.

      It will take a long time for me to again purchase the annual pass to visit the parks. I rather sponsor the smaller state parks here in the Western US.

  2. Alain41 says:

    8 years of expectation that agency media will be used politically. Every government agency. Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Democrats in general, expected all government to support their goals. And Obama made clear to every IG that they should not mess with any policy regardless of law and authority. Damn the little people, full speed ahead. Spite House was a disease with only one bigly cure.

  3. dennisl59 says:

    Here’s what’s not being reported. The actual time stamps of the comparison crowd pictures.
    All you see are the photographs the ‘main stream media’ want you to see.

    posted 1/22 936am Texas[Picture This~!]Time

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