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Gun control march dwarfed by March for Life (except in media coverage)!/crousselle/status/295271929638707201

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.”)

Yahoo reports on "thousands march for gun control" … yep just forget to mention the 600k march for life turnout. #bias #tcot @YoungCons

— Anne St. Amant (@imasaintamant) January 26, 2013

3200 march for gun control..on the news, 500,000 march for life yet not a peep on the news #enoughsaid

— Nick Hall (@nickhall69) January 26, 2013

MSNBC barely gave any coverage to the March For Life, but a small gun control march? FRONT PAGE BABY.

— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) 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

March for Life had hundreds of thousands of more people than this gun control rally but they have 3 times the cameras… #LiberalMedia

— Jared Long (@JaredPaulLong) 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

Yesterday in DC #marchforlife, today gun control. Guess which gets most mainstream media coverage?

— Allen West (@AllenWest) January 26, 2013

So, what did today’s march look like?

Thousands march on the national mall for gun control on a chilly Saturday morning. (Photo by Margaret Rajic/

— The GW Hatchet (@gwhatchet) January 26, 2013

@gwhatchet you covered the gun control rally but not hundreds of thousands at march for life? #perplexing

— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) January 26, 2013

Thousands march on the national mall for gun control on a chilly Saturday morning. (Photo by Margaret Rajic/

— The GW Hatchet (@gwhatchet) January 26, 2013

Thousands of demonstrators rallied Saturday in Washington to demand tougher gun control laws.

— NewsChannel9 El Paso (@NC9) January 26, 2013

Gun control march on the move. Looks like a moving football field. A handful of counter protestors. #WNEW

— George Mesthos (@mesthos) January 26, 2013

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

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