Choose the venue to fit the protest

Theatrics 101 — if your media-coddled protest comprises “nearly 20” or “about 30,” then to maximize imagery you have to hold the protest inside someone’s office.

Cramming a dozen or so into the confines of an office looks a lot better than having “about 20” standing outside looking pitifully small.

Even if you fall a few thousandhundred thousand” short of an actual rabble roused, the compliant media want to capture images that look like a real protest, at the very least.

(On the other hand, if your office protest wound up drawing  “about 300,” it’d have to spill over onto the streets, where only a news organization would take pictures.)

Jon Sanders / Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Jon Sanders studies regulatory policy, a veritable kudzu of invasive government and unintended consequences. As director of regulatory studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jo...