Looks like the folks at Channel 5 need to head back to kindergarten and learn to count. Their recent report on the Nashville Tea Party starts with:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dozens of people gathered downtown to protest President Obama's nearly $800 billion stimulus package.And then in introducing the video piece the anchor calls it a "large crowd". Which was it?
The Village Voice folks, you know our sophisticated betters in New York, are only too happy to report the 'dozens' number in their coverage of the Tea Parties and ignore the hundreds number that come closer to confirming the announced attendance of 600.
I saw hundreds there. Even a cursory look at the Channel 5 report would certainly confirm more than 'dozens'. I know the number battle happens every time there is a rally. All the more reason our local news outlets should be more careful.