On Thursday fern hill, and also JJ, reported on the annual March of the Feti and its habitual stoopidity with regard to its so-called MASSIVE turn-out.
Yesterday fern hill, and again JJ, brought sanity and a serious reality check to what has become a long running joke: the usual obfuscations and spinning about the number of antichoicers that showed up on Parliament Hill.
In the tweet above, I responded to Blob Blogging Wingnut's claim that 19,500 - exactly! - people showed up for M4L2012.
The Radio-Canada journalist mentioned, Brigitte Bureau, has produced some impressive investigative reporting about fundamentalist christian groups who lobby MPs and Cabinet Ministers.
Just like Faytene did at the Forgiven event, SUZYALLCAPS has determined that only those who "count" - meaning they have the right religious ideological and political creds - are to be believed.
Aaaand, no March of the Feti would be complete without these credible stand-up guys, Stephen Woodworth's homies, the Knights of Columbus!
Added: A rough translation of my exchange with Blob Blogging Wingnut:
Me: Only 10K according to Brigitte Bureau, not 19,500.
HER: How can she be more credible than someone "who laboured to count" the numbers?
Me: So this person "who laboured to count" is more credible than the reporter who did investigative journalism on christian fundamentalism?
HER: Your delusions make you say that christians are idiots. You are clearly prejudiced against catholics. You're not credible.
HER: Yes, he is more credible because he bothered to count and the police and the reporters didn't.