National media focus on small gun-control protest, miss massive March for Life

posted at 1:51 pm on January 28, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Nearly a half-million people gathered in the nation’s capital in a political protest on Friday.  What did the nation’s news media consider more newsworthy than the March for Life, which opposes abortion?  Well, a crowd that amounted to 1/500th of the size of the March For Life, and the scandal of the 11-inch foot long.  Newsbusters breaks it down:

The annual pro-life march, this year marking the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision, drew tens of thousands to Washington, DC on Friday, but didn’t garner a syllable of coverage on Friday’s World News on ABC nor the CBS Evening NewsYet on Saturday night, both newscasts highlighted a pro-gun control protest in DC which CBS anchor Jim Axelrod pegged at drawing “close to a thousand people.”

The NBC Nightly News noted both protests and on Friday night also reported how a federal appeals court unanimously decided that President Obama violated the Constitution when he made recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, a rebuke neither ABC nor CBS found newsworthy.

This 15 seconds from Brian Williams was the totality of broadcast network evening newscast coverage of the pro-life march: “In Washington today, thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators marched to the steps of the Supreme Court, protesting the landmark decision that legalized abortion. Annual ‘March for Life,’ as it’s called, this year coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Roe versus Wade decision.”

Heck, even NPR did better than that:

Organizers say today’s March for Life rally in the nation’s capital may bring more anti-abortion activists to the streets than last year’s estimated 400,000. By midday, a large crowd was gathered in the National Mall, listening to speeches from former GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum and others and preparing to march toward the Capitol and the Supreme Court.

“We’ve seen lots of markers that would show that,” Jeanne Monahan, president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, tells NBC Washington. “Our hotel block sold out a month in advance of what it’s ever sold out, and we’ve had more media requests than ever before, so we expect really record-breaking crowds.”

Fox News says the crowd was “considerably larger” than last year, based on an estimate from the National Park Service:

Undaunted by bitterly cold temperatures and a forecast for snow, pro-life marchers came to Washington for the March for Life — as they have for four decades — determined, they say, to instill a culture of life in a nation that has seen 55 million abortions since the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

The National Park Service no longer does crowd size estimates, but organizers believed the crowd Friday to be considerably larger than last year’s 400,000 people.

So a march “considerably larger” than 400,000 people opposing abortion draws no notice from the national news media — but one of less than a thousand does?  Color me shocked, shocked at this expression of bias.

On the other hand, this is truly a national emergency:

While ABC on Friday night didn’t find time for either the pro-life march or the court ruling, anchor Diane Sawyer made time for an update on the supposed controversy over complaints Subway’s “foot-long” subs are sometimes only eleven inches long. Horrors. Sawyer allocated  28 seconds to this:

And now at the top of our Instant Index tonight is that apology from Subway. Fans of the foot-long sandwich, you may recall, reported that some of those sandwiches are falling short by one inch. 11 inches, not 12 inches long. Well today, Subway said they are sorry. And they’re redoubling their efforts to assure consistency and correct length in every sandwich they serve. And patrons will still be getting out their rulers.

I have no issue with highlighting the appellate court’s ruling on recess appointments over a DC protest march.  That’s real news, and it’s stunning that ABC didn’t even bother to report it on their Friday night newscast.  We led with it on the Hugh Hewitt Show, which airs before ABC’s national news broadcast.  That ruling has far-reaching consequences not just for future presidencies, but also would negate an entire year’s worth of work in two key agencies.  That’s a little more important than an apology from a sandwich shop over the length of their buns.

Meanwhile, if after all the media hype and Obama administration hysteria over gun control can’t even get 1,000 people to turn out for a rally in Washington DC, what does that say about the issue?  Maybe people are more interested in sandwich control than gun control.

Update: The networks aren’t the only media outlets mailing it in, either.  Mollie Hemingway catches the New York Times republishing PR releases as news, although she gives the Gray Lady high marks for reporting on the March for Life at all (via Deacon Greg):

I want to point out that the Times also ran a straight news story covering the march and, unlike any year I can recall, it actually ran in the print edition and not just as a brief mention on a blog post. The story that has outraged so many folks is the primary story on the march that ran in a more prominent position than the straight story. In fact, it ran above the fold of the national news section, headlined “In Fight Over Life, a New Call by Catholics.” …

Believe it or not, this is basically just a press release from the same savvy, highly funded PR firm that has been rolling reporters for the last year. One is beginning to think they enjoy the ride.

The group that put out the letter is … drum roll please …

… Faith in Public Life. Yes, that Faith in Public Life! They’re the ones who came up with the highly successful “Nuns on the Bus” tour that got embarrassingly uncritical coverage for an anti-Paul Ryan campaign featuring not one, not two, but as many asthree to four nuns. We’re talking front-page coverage in major media outlets, gushy broadcasts, the works.

You couldn’t pay for coverage this nice. Except, I guess, that George Soros and his fellow donors do pay for this coverage. But you know what I mean.

But do they pay for an 11-inch foot long sandwich?  That’s the question the news media wants to ask!


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

…they are doing the governments work!

KOOLAID2 on January 28, 2013 at 1:56 PM

…they left gives the MSM bonuses or something!

KOOLAID2 on January 28, 2013 at 1:57 PM

They perfected the art of lie by omission years ago so nothing new here.

gsherin on January 28, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Happens every year

cmsinaz on January 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Foetuses, who don’t have a say and who don’t vote, the dems just don’t care.

tommy71 on January 28, 2013 at 2:01 PM

ABC

…new call letters…POS

KOOLAID2 on January 28, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Over-counting the crowd by whoever protested what today at the Mall is comical. You can just make up whatever number and then just try to get people/media to repeat it.

Americans still don’t want the govt to be in charge of pregnancy, anyway.

Next step, the govt tells you how many children you can have, since they will be in charge of pregnancy. If, any at all.

Moesart on January 28, 2013 at 2:02 PM

They perfected the art of lie by omission years ago so nothing new here.

gsherin on January 28, 2013 at 1:59 PM

…that’s how they all roll!

KOOLAID2 on January 28, 2013 at 2:02 PM

There are several posts on HA today that could be loosely termed “Lookit here, see the MSM Bias” posts.

Fine.

How about a strategy and some tactics for slaying The Beast instead of just more warnings that “the woods here ain’t too safe”?

Just sayin’…

(It’s Monday – I’m crabby.)

Bruno Strozek on January 28, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Stop complaining and launch your own independent cable channel(s), because Fox clearly isn’t one. Not only such channel would finally get the message out and steal some bread off alphabet-soup mafia’s table, it will likely make a massive amount of money due to the fact that approximately half the country is desperately starved for honest coverage.

Archivarix on January 28, 2013 at 2:05 PM

I already used my only 12-inch dick joke the last time this topic came up.

The Rogue Tomato on January 28, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Moesart is truly obnoxious and non-factual. Why is the idjit even here?

tommy71 on January 28, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Americans still don’t want the govt to be in charge of pregnancy, anyway.

Next step, the govt tells you how many children you can have, since they will be in charge of pregnancy. If, any at all.

Moesart on January 28, 2013 at 2:02 PM

I’m just wondering if it matters to you whether or not the baby has passed through the birth canal before you kill him/her.

Bitter Clinger on January 28, 2013 at 2:06 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Journalist Accosted by Security over Mayor Bloomberg Gun Control Question
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/01/28/EXCLUSIVE-Journalist-Accosted-By-Security-Over-Mayor-Bloomberg-Gun-Control-Question

Colbyjack on January 28, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Liberal Media needs to be destroyed.

That’s how we win again.

sentinelrules on January 28, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Next up: Bloomberg bans subs longer than 8 inches.

The Rogue Tomato on January 28, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Professional journalists will always ignore anything that detracts from, diminishes, or harms the Progressive agenda.

Always, always, always, always, always, always, … NO EXCEPTIONS.

listens2glenn on January 28, 2013 at 2:07 PM

I wish we could figure out a way to shame these people. I’m afraid when it finally happens it’s going to be big and ugly and a red faced media will be the least of our worries.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2013 at 2:07 PM

I wish we could figure out a way to shame these people.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Breitbart was the genius at doing that. And all it got him was a nasty case of natural causes.

The Rogue Tomato on January 28, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Moesart on January 28, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Your right, the government should not defend these lives. Sickening minds all around us.

nobar on January 28, 2013 at 2:09 PM

The print edition of the WaPo was pretty much the same story. The gathering of a few to call for the end of the Second Amendment- front page. Those bitter clingers fighting for unborn life- Page A10 with a pro-forma story with plenty of equal time from the pro-murder crowd.

Happy Nomad on January 28, 2013 at 2:10 PM

(It’s Monday – I’m crabby.)

Bruno Strozek on January 28, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Join the club. It’s your turn to buy the pizza. Don’t buy a foot-long sub unless you’ve measured it, though.

Ed Morrissey on January 28, 2013 at 2:11 PM

But do they pay for an 11-inch foot long sandwich? That’s the question the news media wants to ask!
======================================

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??!!
(snark)

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Next up: Bloomberg bans subs longer than 8 inches.

The Rogue Tomato on January 28, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Bloomturd is so short that he probably thinks that 8 inches is a foot long.

Bitter Clinger on January 28, 2013 at 2:12 PM

canopfor, you being a sinner again. 11 inch ain’t a foot. Apostasy!

tommy71 on January 28, 2013 at 2:15 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Journalist Accosted by Security over Mayor Bloomberg Gun Control Question
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/01/28/EXCLUSIVE-Journalist-Accosted-By-Security-Over-Mayor-Bloomberg-Gun-Control-Question

Colbyjack on January 28, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Colbyjack:Good catch,already sent in a couple of hours ago:)

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 2:15 PM

The media also ignored the pro-gun rights rallies the week before in 49 state capitals. Many of those rallies were much bigger then the anti-gun march in DC.

juliesa on January 28, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Pay no attention to this commie Democrat distraction on the guns just now.

They want U.S. divided to get the RINO supported amnesty passed.

Then the gun grabbing will be easier.

Give $ to the NRA they do a better job at electing conservatives who will support the 2nd amendment any how.

Fight.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 28, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Professional journalists will always ignore anything that detracts from, diminishes, or harms the Progressive agenda.

Always, always, always, always, always, always, … NO EXCEPTIONS.

listens2glenn on January 28, 2013 at 2:07 PM

“Professional journalist” is like “professional whore.” The professional part is redundant because you know that something is being exchanged in a quid pro quo relationship. With the journalists that something is access. Martha Raddatz doesn’t get a six-minute interview with Senator Menendez if you don’t give him a free pass on the illegal alien working in his office or the fact he goes overseas to have sex with underage girls. Steve Kroft doesn’t get exclusives with the rat-eared wonder if he’s going to ask real questions instead of letting the filthy bastard wax nostalgic about his love of skeet shooting.

Happy Nomad on January 28, 2013 at 2:16 PM

********* PopCorn Alert **********************

Live video: Protesters gather in Cairo’s Tahrir Square as violence and unrest continue to sweep across Egypt – @NBCNews

3 mins ago from http://www.breakingnews.com by editor
==================================================

http://politics.breakingnews.com/topic/egypts-pres-morsi-declares-state-of-emergency-in-3-cities

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 2:07 PM

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 2:16 PM

No surprise at all the march was ignored, Alinsky 101.

Apparently, the Repubes in the GOP have no counter.

Until one is developed, we’re doomed as a nation.

Meople on January 28, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Liberals have nothing that measures 11 inches, tends to scare ‘em.

hillsoftx on January 28, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Hmmnnn. Ironic post considering HA let their most commented thread of the year fall off the page a few hours ago.

Nothing to see here, move along!

CTSherman on January 28, 2013 at 2:19 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Journalist Accosted by Security over Mayor Bloomberg Gun Control Question
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/01/28/EXCLUSIVE-Journalist-Accosted-By-Security-Over-Mayor-Bloomberg-Gun-Control-Question

Colbyjack on January 28, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Colbyjack:Good catch,already sent in a couple of hours ago:)

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Okay – hadn’t seen it earlier.

I love it when leftists get caught up in their own rank hypocrisy.

Colbyjack on January 28, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Next up: Bloomberg bans subs longer than 8 inches.

The Rogue Tomato on January 28, 2013 at 2:06 PM

I can see it now. Bloomberg and his allies getting in front of cameras and openly questioning why anybody eating lunch would need a twelve inch sub.

Happy Nomad on January 28, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Good post, Ed.

Nothing exposes the left’s pretended concern for the safety of the innocent (gun-control) as much as their absolute unwillingness to openly show an abortion on National TV.
The littlest children would see the ghastly evil and then cry out with the truth, unlike so many of our politician who cower in fear at speaking out against the evil we do.

Don L on January 28, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Check out the gentleman in the red jacket at the gun control rally.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2013 at 2:21 PM

canopfor, you being a sinner again. 11 inch ain’t a foot. Apostasy!

tommy71 on January 28, 2013 at 2:15 PM

tommy71:Haha,and size matters,er,wait…………:)

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Farrakhan: Constitutional Right To Bear Arms An Outdated Concept…
http://weaselzippers.us/2013/01/28/farrakhan-constitutional-right-to-bear-arms-an-outdated-concept/

Anyone want to wager on whether he is protected by armed security?

Colbyjack on January 28, 2013 at 2:22 PM

The media also ignored the pro-gun rights rallies the week before in 49 state capitals. Many of those rallies were much bigger then the anti-gun march in DC.

juliesa on January 28, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Words matter in this debate. Let’s not fall for the left’s insistence that this is a debate in terms of pro-gun and anti-gun. That’s ceding the left legitimacy in the idea that they just want to make things safer. The correct terms are pro-Second Amendment and ant-Second Amendment. You really think a partisan whore like Dianne Feinstein wants to protect the Constitution? Nope she and the rest of this vermin want the guns and they aren’t above the idea of confiscating them if they think they can get away with it.

BTW, guess what gun free city on Lake Michigan had another seven shootings over the weekend? Hint: It wasn’t Milwaulkee.

Happy Nomad on January 28, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Check out the gentleman in the red jacket at the gun control rally.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Cindy Munford:Lol,good observation(s)!:)

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Anyone want to wager on whether he is protected by armed security?

Colbyjack on January 28, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Wager? No. I want there to be a call for all these hypocrites including the POTUS to disarm the people around them. I want the Secret Service protection to be pulled off of the mini-moochers and every other family member of Obama, Biden, and senior officials. I want Valarie Jarrett have to fend for herself. If one or more of them die in this dangerous world- too bad. Why should they be protected when they advocate that ordinary citizens should be disarmed?

Happy Nomad on January 28, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Bloomberg and Media Matters, not much difference between them.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2013 at 2:28 PM

The press sure as heck doesn’t want to ask Bob Menendez and his underage Dominican hookers

Iblis on January 28, 2013 at 2:29 PM

How about a strategy and some tactics for slaying The Beast instead of just more warnings that “the woods here ain’t too safe”?

Just sayin’…

(It’s Monday – I’m crabby.)

Bruno Strozek on January 28, 2013 at 2:03 PM

No, no, no. This is part of slaying the beast. I’ve asked “So what do we do?” a thousand times, and there really is no quick answer. The long-suffering, actual answer is displacement. I think. So:

1. Point it out for what it is. Pull off the mask and point, and say the obvious words until every one has heard them: “See? She’s not pretty. She’s pretending to be something she’s not.”

2. Provide an alternative, someone doing what she was pretending to do.

And that’s it. Short of a hypocritical (though enormously satisfying) purge of some sort, that’s all we got. And we seem to be doing what’s required instinctively, too, so that’s a good sign.

Axe on January 28, 2013 at 2:35 PM

National media focus on small gun-control protest, miss massive March for Life

I predicted this when I heard about both protests on Friday. It was a no-brainer of course, and that shows just how reliably biased MSM ‘news’ has become.

RadClown on January 28, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Check out the gentleman in the red jacket at the gun control rally.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Did you catch the last line in the story from the DC protest organizer?

“The issue is guns. The Second Amendment gives us the right to own guns, but it’s not the right to own any gun,” she said. “These are assault weapons, made for killing people.”

Leaving aside the Artistic Director for Arena Stage doesn’t know an assualt rifle from a BB gun, what weapons don’t have the power to kill or harm? If that is the standard, then any firearm is an “assault weapon.” But of course that is the point these people are driving at. They want to so narrow the legal definition of what is allowed under the Second Amendment virtually all guns will be banned. That may be fine if you are a lesbian who makes a living as an “artistic director” but not so much if you enjoy hunting or want to protect your family from the type of person that doesn’t frequent an artsy fartsy theater company.

Happy Nomad on January 28, 2013 at 2:36 PM

I noticed that little indiscretion on the part of the media this weekend and tearing my hair out wondering where the conservative bloggers were! No one picked it up until now!
How do you demand the media do its’ job? I’ve let my newspaper subscription expire, the rag wasn’t worth the ink used to print it! (The Op-Ed on the front page of the Sunday edition calling Mitt Romney a “war monger” did it!) I refuse to watch the network news, will not sit through either show on Fox with Shep Smith, and only listen to O’Reilly’s talking points. Everything else comes from the net! Yet the MSM is still thriving! Gazillions still listen to their drivel and believe it.

Boats48 on January 28, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Apparently, the Repubes in the GOP have no counter.

Until one is developed, we’re doomed as a nation.

Meople on January 28, 2013 at 2:17 PM

There you go. We can carp on blogs all we want about double standards. It won’t change a thing. The GOP is the problem. Zero guts, zero leadership is the problem. Nothing change until that changes.

rrpjr on January 28, 2013 at 2:39 PM

They didn’t miss out. They just didn’t cover it.

p0s3r on January 28, 2013 at 2:49 PM

The GOP is the problem. Zero guts, zero leadership is the problem. Nothing change until that changes.

rrpjr on January 28, 2013 at 2:39 PM

That’s fine to say but completely beside the point. There is no way that the GOP can counter the pack of lies coming out of the MSM and the left wants the GOP to flounder over the details of having to explain exactly what they mean by pro-gun when all the left is trying to do is to protect children or something. It’s very easy for the left with their propaganda arm to paint any defense of the Second Amendment as anti-child.

The problem here, frankly, is a bunch of stupid morons who think of government as a version of Oprah’s big giveaway. They don’t care about the hard stuff like Constitutional freedom when some commie bastard is promising them free stuff.

Happy Nomad on January 28, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Happy Nomad on January 28, 2013 at 2:36 PM

And it won’t stop crazy people from shooting people.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Apparently, the Repubes in the GOP have no counter.

Until one is developed, we’re doomed as a nation.

Meople on January 28, 2013 at 2:17 PM

There you go. We can carp on blogs all we want about double standards. It won’t change a thing. The GOP is the problem. Zero guts, zero leadership is the problem. Nothing change until that changes.

rrpjr on January 28, 2013 at 2:39 PM

I betcha that the 500,000 people at the March for Life (my mother included) never cared if the media was going to cover them. They did it because it mattered and TO SPITE the MSM. To hell with them and their Fourth Estate.

At this point, just turn off the TV at 6:30pm. Conservatives and RINOs (the former not as much as the latter) still operate under the guise that they need to be appreciated by the MSM. I think Rush’s career stands as the most obvious rebuttal to that outdated line of thinking.

Yes, I include conservatives in this argument because, if they didn’t cave into the meme that Sarah Palin was utterly unelectable, we might have had a shot in 2012. There was a chance for a real leader, and we threw it away in a vain search for ‘the most electable’ candidate. Pray that Rand can emerge as a sort-of mulligan for the conservative movement.

As for the House…. they had their chance to throw out Boehnor. Try again when he’s relegated to minority leader in 2015.

Myron Falwell on January 28, 2013 at 2:55 PM

May the media find what its looking for.

Bmore on January 28, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Did you catch the last line in the story from the DC protest organizer?

“The issue is guns. The Second Amendment gives us the right to own guns, but it’s not the right to own any gun,” she said. “These are assault weapons, made for killing people.”

Leaving aside the Artistic Director for Arena Stage doesn’t know an assualt rifle from a BB gun, what weapons don’t have the power to kill or harm? If that is the standard, then any firearm is an “assault weapon.” But of course that is the point these people are driving at. They want to so narrow the legal definition of what is allowed under the Second Amendment virtually all guns will be banned. That may be fine if you are a lesbian who makes a living as an “artistic director” but not so much if you enjoy hunting or want to protect your family from the type of person that doesn’t frequent an artsy fartsy theater company.

Happy Nomad on January 28, 2013 at 2:36 PM

By that same standard, baseball bats, steak knives, and tire irons should be classified as assault weapons.

Bitter Clinger on January 28, 2013 at 3:02 PM

The other inch went to pay for Obamacare, so it’s cool.

RedNewEnglander on January 28, 2013 at 3:02 PM

That’s fine to say but completely beside the point. There is no way that the GOP can counter the pack of lies coming out of the MSM and the left wants the GOP to flounder over the details of having to explain exactly what they mean by pro-gun when all the left is trying to do is to protect children or something. It’s very easy for the left with their propaganda arm to paint any defense of the Second Amendment as anti-child.

The problem here, frankly, is a bunch of stupid morons who think of government as a version of Oprah’s big giveaway. They don’t care about the hard stuff like Constitutional freedom when some commie bastard is promising them free stuff.

Happy Nomad on January 28, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Simply put, in order to survive, we may have to bite the bitter pill and sacrifice the under-30 crowd as an eternal Democrat/Socialist voting bloc. We blew it by not fighting the NEA or the academia crowd tooth-and-nail, and they successfully brainwashed a whole generation to do their bidding.

Start with the succeeding generation. If you have kids, home school them. Or do additional education that exposes them to limited government and free enterprise. Maybe they will have the courage to force to back-to-basics reforms the US needs and force accountability.

Myron Falwell on January 28, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Ed I didn’t see Hotair having coverage of the march in DC..no open threads, no blogging about it. No major posts telling peop;le when where how etc. why are you a member in good standing of the moderate media not reporting about it?

It’s news that has to get out. The MSM isn’t going to do it. You seem to simple post on what drudge decides to cover that day.

unseen on January 28, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Isn’t there some guy from some football team, scammed in an on-line relationship, that low information America is following?

It certainly isn’t Joe Biden creepily inserting himself into a mass murder, as he did in Pennsylvania, that only the local media is reporting about.

MNHawk on January 28, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Myron Falwell on January 28, 2013 at 3:03 PM

the great thing about man is that God made us with a fully functioning mind and we are able to use it when the correct information is entered. The reason that socialism and marxism never works is because sooner or later the truth does win out because no matter what you and others may think humans are not stupid. even when fed endless PR once faced with Truth humans have a tendency to reject the lies. It is the duty of a political party or ideology to get make their case and allow the people to decide wha tis truth and what is lies.

The problem with the under 30 generation is that the GOPe have never believed in the truth of Reagan and/or conservatism and therefore have made no effort to get the truth out about conservatism or reaganism.

Stop the crap about low information voters and mindwashed dems and teach and debate people as equals. The entire low inforamtion voter line of reasoning is based on peopole thinking they are better or smarter than others. No different than liberals trying to tell people what they should read or believe. Have faith in the American citizen and get the truth out.

unseen on January 28, 2013 at 3:09 PM

unseen on January 28, 2013 at 3:03 PM

EWTN TV and Radio had rolling coverage of the march throughout the whole day, and repeated it frequently throughout the weekend (and I think the repeats will continue for several days). The coverage WAS there… it was just looking to be found.

I’ll give Ed a mulligan on that, but perhaps links in the future wouldn’t hurt.

Myron Falwell on January 28, 2013 at 3:10 PM

I went to the March For Life. It was an amazing event and certainly worth covering. Hundreds of thousands of people in terrible weather. Constitution Avenue was filled for blocks and blocks. And some of those folks came from a long way away.
But I didn’t see a satellite truck or a microphone.
And yeah, at the Supreme Court itself there were maybe twenty people who think its a good idea to kill babies.
And the Best Sign of the Day Award goes to: “If I want the government in my womb I’ll sleep with a Senator.”

Galtian on January 28, 2013 at 3:19 PM

EWTN TV and Radio had rolling coverage of the march throughout the whole day, and repeated it frequently throughout the weekend (and I think the repeats will continue for several days). The coverage WAS there… it was just looking to be found.

I’ll give Ed a mulligan on that, but perhaps links in the future wouldn’t hurt.

Myron Falwell on January 28, 2013 at 3:10 PM

yes there was coverage. I saw some of it. But that’s not my point. If we are for the unborn then the conservative sphere of media like hotair should have been leading the charge when it came to coverage. It we want our beliefs to get out to the rest of the country. If we want say lower taxes to become the law of the land the conservative media should be covering the places where lower taxes are doing good works.

Flip it. Lets take gun control. the left and MSM wants gun control with a white hot passions. So what do they do? Do they bury a gun crime on page 8 or do they make a small 1000 man march a frontline event ccovered by every news outlet.

That is what the conservative media is missing. they are too busy worried about covering the liberal media and not worried enough about covering conservatism.

If we don’t want gun control the conservative media should be making a frontpage issue about EVERY SINGLE EVENt where a person with a Gun saved a life, personal property, stopped a rape etc. This should be buried. Or not reported. You can be sure every gun crime or accident will be frontpage news for the libs.

unseen on January 28, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Out here on the Left Coast, I knew that the March for Life was in full swing and well attended in San Francisco because I have friends who attended and several of them organized the march. HOWEVER, I kept looking for local coverage on SFGate (the SF Chronicle’s online paper) and found none.

I then made a post about it on Facebook. No one seemed upset that the news media continually edits the news not simply in content but in coverage. Yet, the somnambulant public seems to stumble along willingingly. The Bill of Rights contains 27 amendments, of which about 17 are about us, the rest are rules of governing. It will be easy for this administration to pick them off one at a time and the media (like the corrupt clergy of the 15th Century) will be happily complicit with the downfall…until they’re in jail too.

norcalgal on January 28, 2013 at 3:25 PM

unseen on January 28, 2013 at 3:09 PM

I actually consider that whole generation a clear and present threat to the nation at large. After the election, I cut off contact with several people because they were blind Obama zombies. One falling out (of which I have mentioned on here before) was very ugly… I have refused to speak to this person and feel totally uncomfortable being in the same room with them. Chances are there will never be amends.

Bitter? Possibly. But people like those are totally impenetrable.

Myron Falwell on January 28, 2013 at 3:25 PM

I’d much rather hear about Subway’s false advertising practices than a stupid march for a stupid issue that happens every year.

Armin Tamzarian on January 28, 2013 at 3:30 PM

I’d much rather hear about Subway’s false advertising practices than a stupid march for a stupid issue that happens every year.

Armin Tamzarian on January 28, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Thanks SO mush for sharing that.

H

Del Dolemonte on January 28, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Ed.

I didn’t see any “Hot Air” posts on Friday about the March for life. Pretty sure this is the first mention. Why the silence until now?

Cadian on January 28, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Since legalization of gay marriage is on the rise, should they jump over to the Pro Life side since they want children?

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2013 at 3:47 PM

unseen on January 28, 2013 at 3:22 PM

I may be in the minority here, but Heritage should start up a news organization to do just that.

Allow Newsbusters and talk radio, et al, to aim an eye on the Socialists (not even factoring Fox into the equation). But Heritage is the only think tank I can think of that specifically espouses conservatism and conservative ideas on a daily basis.

Myron Falwell on January 28, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Bitter? Possibly. But people like those are totally impenetrable.

Myron Falwell on January 28, 2013 at 3:25 PM

agreed but its not because they are stupid its just that they believe they are right. Throughout history you have people that wish to control and be controlled. those in the present day are known as libs. those people can’t be helped. they don’t want to have control over their lives and hate people that do want that control over themselves. Those people won’t change. It’s like asking the lords and ladies to lay down with the serfs…. not going to happen. However the vast majority of people want to be free. If we didn’t the human population would still think slavary was a good thing. For those people it is up to conservatives to teach them and/or explain to them that their freedom is contingent on giving conservatism victory and throwing out the libs who want to make them slaves…

These people aren’t “low information” voters. they have made a choice based on the information they have. the problem is not the voters but the leaders.

unseen on January 28, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2013 at 2:21 PM

The writer tried to tell us just how large the crowd really was… while avoiding outright derision:

…the crowd stretched for about two blocks along Constitution Avenue. Police blocked off half the road.

jffree1 on January 28, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Allow Newsbusters and talk radio, et al, to aim an eye on the Socialists (not even factoring Fox into the equation). But Heritage is the only think tank I can think of that specifically espouses conservatism and conservative ideas on a daily basis.

Myron Falwell on January 28, 2013 at 3:58 PM

again kind of missing my point. You don’t see CBS or NBC or even MSNBC tracking and reporting what the conservative media is doing reporting etc. they are setting the narrative they could care less about keeping tabs on the conservative media. yet the conservative media does nothing but track the MSM…why? Who cares what the liberal media reports. They will report the libral view of things. we know that. They won’t report the conservative side of it. So if we want to get out ideology out we must ignore the liberal media and start our own. Like Glenn beck TV or even drudge report. The march of dimes is a good example. why should we wait and expect Pravda to report it? We should be reporting it ourselves.

life isn’tfair. We can’t expect the media to be. Since they have been totally takeover by liberal/socialists its time to leave them in the dustbin like Pravda and start our own media. Foxnews was a good fisrt try. But they are slowly being taken over by socialists because that elites are and have always been socialists. we should know this. We fought a war in 1776 because at that time our founders understood classes and elites were the problem and the masses were the answer.

unseen on January 28, 2013 at 4:21 PM

well my company just laid off 400 people due to obamacare. Heck of a job Barry

unseen on January 28, 2013 at 4:24 PM

this is stuff like Im talking about. Instead of reporting on how CBS or ABC is doing a show about a woman who is ok with having abortions.

We should be reporting about :

KnockTV.com has come out with a new show about women recovering and healing from abortions. It will air on their website (and on Youtube) and the first episode is already available.

-rigthscoop

unseen on January 28, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Crowd size is irrelevant when your goal is to manipulate minds and reality.

I suppose they’d call jackbooted security police – peacemakers.

Don L on January 28, 2013 at 4:28 PM

I’d much rather hear about Subway’s false advertising practices than a stupid march for a stupid issue that happens every year.

Armin Tamzarian on January 28, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Aaaaand…here it is, just like clockwork.

It pretends to be libertarian, but only comments on threads with abortion issues, and only on the abortion issue itself.

And then, only to offer a derivative, second-rate Amanda Marcotte impression.

Like a geyser, only spewing text at predictable intervals.

DRPrice on January 28, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Not even surprised any more. It’s why I come here for my news.

Yakko77 on January 28, 2013 at 4:38 PM

There were many years of life that I didn’t watch MSNBC (because it didn’t exist) and I think there will be many years of life hence during which I will never watch MSNBC, whether it exists or not.
Why should I let a TV channel bother me, or influence my value system? Life is too short for that.
So what if they didn’t cover the March For Life? Now that we have the interwebs and every breathing soul has a camera and a blog site I can find many firsthand accounts and not watch it thru some leftists soda straw.

Galtian on January 28, 2013 at 4:50 PM

I watched most of the March for life on EWTN. The crowd was huge. To my eye, it looked like more than 500,000. There was a high percentage of young people.

EWTN commentators noted they offer feeds to the MSM, which are not used. They expect zero coverage.

On Friday. I watched some EWTN coverage of a Mass for Life. Heard a song ‘Here I am Lord’ which I was new to me, but apparently big in Catholic services. If they played that song on the MSM, people might start going over the hill, it was so moving.

The lyrics show why the MSM wants no coverage
I will break their hearts of stone
give them hearts for love alone
i will speak my Word to them
whom shall I send

When I heard the chorus, it was as if the little babies in their nests were singing, offering their little helpless hands to change people’s hearts:
here i am lord
is it I, lord
i have heard you calling in the night

Lot of people call this cumbaya catholicism, but I was crying at the sadness

The MSM has to suppress this. The truth is too powerful

entagor on January 28, 2013 at 4:53 PM

In case you missed the minimal media coverage of the Walk For Life West Coast in San Francisco on Saturday here is a link to an update and lots of pictures and videos of the 50,000 pro-life people who completely filled Market Street from San Francisco’s Civic Center to Justin Herman Plaza:

Record crowd tops 50,000, fills main S.F. thoroughfare for more than 1 mile

http://www.walkforlifewc.com/

It was a beautiful day in San Francisco with so many people taking the time to show their support for life.

There were lots of families with children on the walk. My favorite sign was one that was held by lots of young kids (age 8-ish to teenagers)that said:

I am the pro-life generation.

There were also several handmade signs on toddlers’ strollers that quoted Dr. Suess’s Horton:

A person is a person, no matter how small.

And if the Republican party wants to earn the votes of Hispanic voters, they better start paying attention to the pro-life movement so the party leaders can see how many people from the Hispanic community are strongly pro-life.

I saw several signs that had variations of the message:

I vote pro-life first.

wren on January 28, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Only marginally relevant but culturally important

PortlandJon on January 28, 2013 at 5:55 PM

wren on January 28, 2013 at 5:22 PM

That it was in the People’s Republic of San Francisco, a city that has otherwise rejected God in favor of the luxury and pleasures of Hedonism, is very significant. I have no doubt that the media from top down deliberately worked to suppress that story.

It won’t change my mind on refusing to visit California in any way, but it is still comforting.

Myron Falwell on January 28, 2013 at 7:08 PM

unseen on January 28, 2013 at 4:21 PM

I don’t expect much from Drudge, who is a news aggregator at heart.

The continual on-air sniping between LSDNC and Fox in prime time is very annoying. Looney Larry, Special Ed and Mr. Maddow attack Fox and conservatives in a virtual echo chamber with no dissident voices; while Bill, Sean and Greta go after MSNBC (and the rest of the MSM) and liberals in the same way. Only difference is that Fox has a big stable of liberal talking heads but the product isn’t that different. Both are highly annoying and unwatchable.

It wasn’t a matter of Fox even being a good first try. They were okay at first, but degenerated into something that isn’t helping anyone, all the while fighting playing on the defensive 24/7. I didn’t leave Fox… Fox left me.

It’s behavioral. Conservatives feel a need to defend themselves ever since Ted Kennedy went Borking in 1987, while liberals just love to defame, lie and accuse conservatives of engaging in everything including murder, Today, both sides feed off of each other.

Again, you aren’t going to get any change from the sources of ‘information’ that exist. New ones simply have to be created, and the old guard simply has to be destroyed. I’d rather the new sources come from totally unlikely sources (I.e., Breitbart).

Myron Falwell on January 28, 2013 at 7:27 PM

There is a special place in hell for these people. Joseph Goebbels, Baghdad Bob & others are waiting for you people who sold your soul to NYT, LAT, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, etc!

wepeople on January 28, 2013 at 7:40 PM

That it was in the People’s Republic of San Francisco, a city that has otherwise rejected God in favor of the luxury and pleasures of Hedonism, is very significant. I have no doubt that the media from top down deliberately worked to suppress that story.

It won’t change my mind on refusing to visit California in any way, but it is still comforting.

Myron Falwell on January 28, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Yup. We were proudly walking along the main street in the heart of the People’s Republic of San Francisco!

That we walked within sight of Nancy Pelosi’s local Congressional office was an added bonus.

And the rally before the walk was right in front of San Francisco’s City Hall where the most liberal of all liberals get their start in politics.

When the Walk For Life West Coast began about 8 or 9 years ago with about 5,000 pro-life walkers, there were hundreds of pro-abortion counter protesters along the route. But we just ignored them as we walked quietly past them.

Since the counter-protesters never received the attention they craved, most of them stopped coming. The growth of the walk to tens of thousands of pro-lifers also helped to run the counter-protesters off. So at this year’s Walk For Life, I only saw about 50 counter-protesters, which is a pathetic turnout for liberals in San Francisco.

When we stand our ground, we can outflank the liberals! Yes we can!

I can’t blame you for staying away from California, but do enjoy the glimmer of hope that the Walk For Life provides each January in San Francisco.

wren on January 28, 2013 at 8:08 PM

MISS??? MISS??? They didn’t miss &%^$, they ignored it!

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on January 29, 2013 at 10:04 AM