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Donald Trump, Crowd Sizes, the March for Life, and Media Double Standards
Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2017 | Guy Benson

Posted on 01/27/2017 9:05:19 AM PST by Kaslin

As you read this, thousands upon thousands of pro-life Americans are marching in the streets of Washington, DC. They come from all walks of life -- young and old (but disproportionately young, male and female, gay and straight, black and white, secular and religious. They've done so every year for decades, uniting in yearly condemnation of a pair of radical abortion rulings by the Supreme Court in 1973.  Due in large measure to the Court's extraconstitutional activism, America's legalized abortion regime remains significantly more inhumane and permissive than the laws in most of the civilized world. The resulting annual demonstration of moral disgust, which somehow also manages to maintain a spirit of joyful hopefulness, is taking place today. Right now. Every year they come, and every year they're largely ignored by the mainstream media, despite enormous attendance figures across the whole country. Because, it seems, big crowds aren't relevant or instructive (see: the media's constant dismissals of the throngs at Trump rallies)...until they are, of course:

How many metro rides were taken during Women's March Vs Trump inaugurationhttps://t.co/FTAh01XVS4 pic.twitter.com/PyMgRX7Gq9— Cory Doctorow (@doctorow) January 23, 2017

The crowds from Obama’s inauguration in 2009 (left) vs. Trump’s in 2017 (right) https://t.co/kHHgyW8sv6 pic.twitter.com/vyG64aGwuX— Elana Zak (@elanazak) January 20, 2017

Trump's frustration with the media's downplaying of his inauguration's attendance -- replete with giddy comparisons to Obama's numbers or the women's march turnout -- is understandable, even if it's become a weird, credibility- and energy-sapping obsession. But that obsession has at least prodded him to make an excellent point in a number of interviews and public appearances over the last few days. Since the press just experienced leg thrills over gigantic left-wing crowds from coast to coast, will they finally stop ignoring the March for Life?

"Nothing fair about the media" and crowd size reporting, says Pres. Trump

That was Trump raising the comparison in his speech to Congressional Republicans today, in addition to his sit-down with ABC News earlier in the week. He obviously wants to make a point of highlighting this disparity, and he's right to do so. And because battles over crowd sizes have been all the rage this week, media treatment of today's vast pro-life gathering will be an interesting measuring stick of how much Trump can goad and shame the press into improving its coverage of an event that they would clearly prefer to ignore.  What would be the excuse for not giving it much more attention than usual this year -- especially coming on the heels of the anti-Trump marches?  Toss in the fact that Vice President Pence will address the rally, as will top Trump advisor and winning campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, and it looks like the Trump administration is making a strong statement in support of the march, and the noble cause it champions.  What a welcome departure from the previous administration's parade of callous insults ("war on women," legal fights with nuns) against the majority of Americans who value unborn life and conscience rights.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: presidenttrump

1 posted on 01/27/2017 9:05:19 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

We pray for all who have joined the March for Life crowds gathered for the 44 years since cruel death was visited on unborn Americans by the Leftists on the Supreme Court. Over 60,000,000 murdered babies makes this nation the bloodiest killers in history of the earth, all “legal” because of five killers dressed in black.

“Be not deceived. God will not be mocked. Whatever men reap, that they will sow.”
Death for death is the just verdict of God.


2 posted on 01/27/2017 9:13:46 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

This is real genocide. Slaughter of the innocent. More than were killed in WWII around the world.


3 posted on 01/27/2017 9:22:12 AM PST by Mi-kha-el ((There is no Pravda in Izvestiya and no Izvestiya in Pravda.))
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To: Kaslin

Trump is right.

The media has always twisted itself into pretzels trying to conceal the attendance at the March for Life.

I remember one year ABC shot it down an alley looking at the Capitol Dome so that you could only see about five marchers at any one time.


4 posted on 01/27/2017 9:26:04 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Kaslin
"...gay and straight..."

Why must everyone keep classifying "gay" as an important component of the public?

Best study so far puts their numbers at 1.8 % of the population. They are insignificant and should not be singled out as a category worthy of inclusion.

To keep mentioning "gays" is simply buying into the premise of liberal identity politics.

5 posted on 01/27/2017 9:26:19 AM PST by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: Kaslin

More fake news:

CNN “reported” Q poll showing Trump with 36% approval, 44% disapproval.

Just sheer mendacious dishonesty. More fake polling, too.


6 posted on 01/27/2017 9:52:57 AM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: Kaslin
Trump should order aerial photography of all events at the mall, and should have them analyzed so that we would know within 1% how many were at each assembly.

7 posted on 01/27/2017 1:40:11 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion
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