I didn’t see any reports of numbers for the Gun Control March, but the USA Today article did say this:
“Marchers walked through the city in a line that stretched roughly two blocks.”
The numbers I saw for the Pro Life March ranged between “at least 300,000″ to “over 500,000″, with even the liberal media reports admitting this year was “as big or bigger than last year”, while organizers said it was the biggest EVER.
I found this time lapse video of the 2011 Pro Life March. The camera guy’s note says that marchers were walking past him for an incredible 1 hour 31 minutes! (I wonder how many minutes it takes “a line that stretched roughly two blocks” to walk past a single point?)
How biased is the media on this issue? Well …
… the New York Times print edition has ignored the annual Pro-Life march in Washington entirely for five years running.
… in the last 10 years, when referencing either the march or the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, network news shows have used the word “life” only twice. Twice in 22 stories. Twenty-two stories total in 10 years on three broadcast networks that show news both morning and evening.
The Associated Press institutionalized the MSM’s pro-abortion bias with its famous style manual that instructed journalists to use “anti-abortion” rather than “pro-life” and “abortion rights” instead of “pro-abortion” or “pro-choice.”
The Washington Post and The New York Times both took this to the totally absurd length of actually changing Richard Doerflinger’s JOB TITLE. Doerflinger is Associate Director of Pro-Life Activities for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. WaPo and the New York Slime called him “Associate Director of Anti-Abortion Activities.”
When Republican strategist Juleanna Glover identified herself as “deeply pro-life” in an interview, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interrupted with, “Well, what I would call anti-abortion … to use the term that I think is more value neutral.”
We accurately describe the horrific loss of 6 million Jews as a Holocaust. But to the American media, 54 million dead babies is “value neutral.”
It’s not “neutral” values. It’s not ignorance. It’s out and out, eye-popping, mind-boggling Media MALPRACTICE.