Thursday, January 23, 2003
I'm exhausted: Just got back from working a way too-long day. So, contrary to earlier reports (see below), there won't be a lot of blogging. But I would like to point out this from the Media Research Center.
In contrast to how all the networks featured soundbites from likable marchers in the anti-war protest over the weekend, the ABC, CBS, and NBC stories on Wednesday night did not include a syllable from any participant, on stage or in the crowd, at the massive March for Life, including President Bush. Despite tens of thousands of pro-lifers in Washington and just tens of pro- abortion protesters (a midday Planned Parenthood rally was estimated by Reuters at 150), Dan Rather misled viewers into assuming large crowds on both sides: "Tens of thousands of demonstrators on both sides of the issue filled the streets of Washington today."
Yeah, there's no media bias.
An aside: People who've sent me some serious e-mails in the past couple of days. Give me another day or two and I'll try to get back to you.