More than 100,000 people
That’s the figure the nightly news is reporting for the march here in D.C., which means the protest organizers hit their goal. And the Washington Post says 150,000 to 200,000, which means they more than hit their goal.
Meanwhile, the networks and the cable news shows seem to be essentially ignoring the march and focusing on Hurricane Rita. We’ll see what the major papers do tomorrow. This was a huge march, and Rita was not as huge a hurricane as expected. It would seem a mistake, then, to ignore 150,000 people marching on the nation’s capitol — not to mention the people marching in Seattle and elsewhere around the world — especially when the marches concern a war that is the major news story of the last three years.