Saturday, October 25, 2003

How many people in Washington today?

There was an anti-war rally in Washington D.C. today. Organizers said that 30,000 would attend, but CNN pegged the crowd at 8000, the NY Times said 10,000 and ABC punted and just stated the crowd “appeared much smaller” than the organizer’s estimate.

But only the crack reporters at Al-Jazeera have the accurate count: “tens of thousands” and “Some figures put the number of protesters at 100,000.” It’s amazing how the American papers bury the truth. Thank you Al-Jazeera.

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