Washington gun control march dwarfed by March for Life (except in media coverage)

Molly Smith, a co-organizer of today’s March on Washington for Gun Control, told ABC News that she was unable to move on with her life as usual after hearing about the Sandy Hook massacre. “I think it’s because it was children, babies,” she said. “I was horrified by it.”

A similar horror involving babies inspired 500,000 or more to march on the same streets yesterday in the 40th March for Life against abortion. While the Park Service no longer provides official crowd estimates, most news outlets are reporting only that “thousands” came to Washington to participate in today’s silent march, with the spotlight on a group of 100 from Newtown, Conn. (Speaking of thousands, the New York Times headline on the March for Life yesterday read, “Thousands March to Oppose Abortion,” while the lead paragraph quickly upped that estimate to “tens of thousands.”)

https://twitter.com/mconn16/status/295283272823488516

So, what did today’s march look like?

We don’t see any Code Pink vaginas mingling among the marchers, but someone had that angle covered, if only with a sign rather than a costume.

  • SpinMeNot

    The Liberal-Progressive mind can only handle one distraction at a time. If they start talking about abortion, they won’t be able to talk about gun control, and they might get confused and bring up something really important, like the fact that the country is broke morally and economically.

    Just a guess …

    • CatHerder

      Control the media, control the dialogue.

      • nc

        True, Catherder. How did they manage it?

        • CatHerder

          As with most things, gradually. An exclusive interview here for sitting on an embarrassing story there. Favors for keeping an eye on a colleague. Playing ball instead of journalistic integrity. It’s easy. There is never a point to single out where you can say “There, there is where we became conduits instead of reporters.”

      • nc

        True, Catherder. How did they manage it?

    • CatHerder

      Control the media, control the dialogue.

  • SpinMeNot

    The Liberal-Progressive mind can only handle one distraction at a time. If they start talking about abortion, they won’t be able to talk about gun control, and they might get confused and bring up something really important, like the fact that the country is broke morally and economically.

    Just a guess …

  • Love of Country

    Thanks for not being part of the state run media, Twitchy!

    Where would we be (Cuba) without patriotic institutions like yours?

  • Love of Country

    Thanks for not being part of the state run media, Twitchy!

    Where would we be (Cuba) without patriotic institutions like yours?

  • grais

    It doesn’t seem that the people need the msm very much, though. These days the folks who care about either issue, or both of them, can find the truth easily enough.

    • bonnieblue2A

      Informed people with the ability of critical thinking don’t need the msm. However, the #StateRunMedia exists to push the agenda to the low information voter only. For them, perception is their reality; their world is of only one perspective, that of Dear Leader.

      • almarquardt

        We could encourage them to read Orwell’s “1984,” but I’m sure they’d never make the connection.

    • bonnieblue2A

      Informed people with the ability of critical thinking don’t need the msm. However, the #StateRunMedia exists to push the agenda to the low information voter only. For them, perception is their reality; their world is of only one perspective, that of Dear Leader.

    • rivers

      And it must just kill them that events like the March For Life grow bigger and bigger despite their attempts to ignore them.

    • CatHerder

      Fear the day they can make anything an UnEvent, didn’t happen, no reliable source reported it. It can happen. We can let it happen.

  • grais

    It doesn’t seem that the people need the msm very much, though. These days the folks who care about either issue, or both of them, can find the truth easily enough.

  • $23629333

    As Jed Clampett would say, pitiful.

  • $23629333

    As Jed Clampett would say, pitiful.

  • rivers

    The agenda driven media has completely outed itself. It’s gotten to the point where if an MSM network does a negative story on an institution or an individual, my pavlovian response is to assume the object of story deserves consideration in the opposite direction. I find myself wondering what it is they are doing right that the media can’t stand?

    • Frustrated Teacher

      Yes…my knee-jerk is if the media don’t like it, then it is something I should support…and vice versa. I don’t think I have found this wrong yet!

  • Im_Done

    The harder the media pushes left, the further right I seem to move.

    • nc

      It’s an illusion. We only look (and feel) like we’re moving but they’re the ones who have been going left at an alarming rate of speed.

  • bonnieblue2A

    MSM message clear: murder of soon to be born for convenience = good,
    using a firearm in defense of life of self or others = bad
    Personal responsibility is to be discouraged by the statists and their media whenever possible.

  • Mary Petnel

    The hypcrisy is breath taking

  • HARP2

    Some in the media should be tried for treason.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Goebbels would be proud. And these guys have done it entirely on their own. Wait’ll the tyranny turns on them.

  • lana ward

    MSM reports only what they want you to see and hear, that’s how that omuslim thing was re elected!! They should all be hung!!

  • Bob Smooper

    I have a source in the Police force who tells me that off-the-record they estimate the Anti-Abortion march to be of about 50,000 people.

    He estimated the gun control march to be about 200,000 people.

    • lainer51

      well that is something to take to the bank. A fact that you anonymously have an off-the-record source. You have been reading too many Captain Marvel comic books.

    • HARP2

      LIAR

      • marvgoux1

        Mark Cooper’s girlfriend is Morgan Fairchild.

  • NetizenKane

    MARCH ON NEWS OUTLETS (!!!), not Washington or State Capitals!

  • almarquardt

    I had to chuckle at the sign of NRA crossed out with “Must go!!” written below it. Taking it literally, it’s actually a double-negative.