A tale of two rallies

Last month, we looked at how the online producers at the Washington CBS station posted a photo slideshow that appeared under the rather literal headline:

Activists Hold Annual March For Life On Roe v. Wade Anniversary

For several days, the number of pictures of anyone who participated in the massive March For Life on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade was ... zero. There were literally no pictures of any pro-life activists. Instead, the gallery featured the handful of pro-choice activists who counter-protested. After quite a bit of outrage and several days, the gallery was updated to include pro-lifers in about half of the pictures. How generous.

Anyway, if you enjoyed following that little brouhaha, you will get a kick out of this. The same local CBS affiliate has a piece headlined:

‘We Are Stronger’: Atheists To Hold Massive Rally On National Mall Next Month

The article begins:

Thousands of atheists are expected to attend the Reason Rally next month in Washington, D.C., an event that organizers hope will unify a large part of the secular community.

On March 24, the National Mall will be populated by those who sympathize with atheist perspectives, generally defined by an absence in belief of deities or other religious icons.

But the best part of the whole thing is the picture and caption that accompanies the piece. I've embedded it above. The reader who sent it in noted:

CBS reports a massive rally by atheists will be held on the mall. And there's a picture of a massive rally to prove that it will. CBS expects thousands to come, certainly a massive number.

Who knows how massive or non-massive this atheist rally will be. It's just interesting to see how different rallies are covered by the same outlet.

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