"Gun control advocates march on capital" is the main headline on CNN. Did they miss the 500k ppl IN THE SNOW yest at the March for Life?—
Christine Rousselle (@crousselle) January 26, 2013
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.”)
I see tons of coverage of the gun control march in D.C. which is fine. But where was the coverage of the March for Life which drew 500,000!—
Matthew (@mconn16) January 26, 2013
So where was the main stream coverage on the March for Life, in DC yesterday? 1000's SU Today 100 show up for gun control. BIG News—
Deborah (@debco430) January 26, 2013
The march for gun control was paltry compared to the March for Life, but the media coverage was big v. small. The bias is palpable.—
Catholic League (@CatholicLeague) January 26, 2013
Fascinating to see the difference btwn the national news coverage of D.C. pro-life march and the D.C. gun control march.—
Ed Stetzer (@edstetzer) January 26, 2013
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.
Most provocative sign at March for Gun Control: "REGULATE GUNS, NOT VAGINAS."—
Kevin Robillard (@PoliticoKevin) January 26, 2013