As my regular readers are both well aware, I am a huge fan of the BBC, bastion of unbiased and objective reporting.
One of the things I often notice with amusement is the way in which their estimates of crowd sizes can give clues as to their editorial objectivity.
Pro-Life marches are always remarkably insignificant, and normally there is a comment about US violence somewhere in the blurb, too; whereas pro-abortion demos are large and invariably peaceful.
A while back, during the Jubilee celebrations, I saw this on the BBC news www site, which seemed to sum up the ability of BBC subs to estimate crowd sizes...
The caption reads: Crowds, more than 10-deep in places, struggled to get a clear view of the proceedings.
Is that how you would have captioned that picture on that occasion? If not, what does it tell you about the views of the person who did?
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