Texas vs TSA Rally in Austin 6/4/11 – Numbers Underreported by Mainstream Media

6 06 2011

How many protesters do YOU count? News reports have said “dozens.”

Don’t Touch My Junk Rally – FOX KTBC
Published : Saturday, 04 Jun 2011, 9:55 PM CDT

Austin, (TX) – On Saturday dozens rallied at the capitol hoping the governor would hear their message that they do not want the TSA officers touching their junk.


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Rally to stop pat downs by TSA at the State Capitol  – ABC KVUE

Posted on June 4, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Dozens rallying to stop “pat downs” at airport security lines rallied at the State Capitol today.


Is this an attempt to downplay the protests? Or are reporters just more likely to err on the side of caution instead of actually counting or estimating?

I count over 100 people.