Let me get this straight: 5,000 Tamils block a few lanes of Toronto traffic and it’s all over the news. Heck, a mere 50 Tamils demonstrate in front of the American Consulate in Calgary and we hear about it.
But when 12,000 people showed up Thursday on Parliament Hill to demonstrate their support for life from conception to natural death — something that affects us all — it’s not worth a picture? Twenty seconds of airtime? A paragraph at the bottom of Page J20?
You’ve got to wonder how many people have to show up before the annual March for Life is deemed coverage-worthy by the mainstream media. This year’s march broke all attendance records, drawing 4,000 more people than last year. There were at least 10 Catholic bishops in the crowd, another unprecedented showing of support from the men in pointy hats. Overflow crowds packed Protestant and Catholic churches holding pre-march services.
“We can’t cover everything,” editors grumble. Aggrieved ethnic groups cheesed off about something on the other side of the planet? Check. European animal-rights flakes moaning about baby seals in no actual danger of clubbing? Yup. Three cardigan-clad neighbours chained to a poplar they don’t want the city to cut down? We’ll send a camera crew. A good-sized town’s worth of pro-lifers on the grass of Parliament Hill? Move along, folks, nothing to see here….(Source)
Exactly. It’s the same load of bullkaka every year. And every year, prolifers care less and less about the MSM. We just ignore them like they ignore us. And in accordance with the law of demographics, sooner or later they’ll all just die off along with their overwhelmining liberalism and we’ll just step into their place.
We could have had 100,000 or 1,000,000 on the Hill and we still wouldn’t have had any meaningful coverage.
But that’s OK. The MSM is largely irrelevant now. Let’s just move on and treat their work with the contempt it so richly deserves.