What's more newsworthy: 300,000 marchers or a 'handful' of marchers?

If it is a handful of Catholic college students bitching about how they can't afford contraception versus 300,000 pro-lifers marching in Washington, the hands-down decision goes to the handful.

Check out the comments on the comparison here. One observation made in the article:

But in so many news reports this handful of young women speaking out in favor of birth control have been allowed to reshape the debate into a supposed need for contraception paid for by someone else. But what continuously gets lost in the media reports is why Catholic colleges must provide or pay for it.

What does this say about the media?

Here is the Huffington Post whine. Says one quoted student:

Callie Otto attends Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where condoms are banned on campus. "I'm paying $50,000 a year to go to college," she said. "I think that I should be able to get birth control with that $50,000."

What, did they stop teaching logic at Catholic University of America, or was Callie just MIA when the class met?

Hat tip: Blithe Spirit



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  • I really dislike it when critics bash "The Media" as if it is a monolithic force. You should know better, Dennis. The Washingtion Times is "the media", The Wall Street Journal is "the media", Fox News is "the media". Indeed, they are all part of "the mainstream media". Clearly, these organizations have their own set of biases. To merely bash "the media" is a lazy smear tactic, in my opinion. Be specific, are you talking about the Associated Press crowd estimate? The Washington Post ? This is my grump of the day.

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