CBS Characterizes A Thousand Gun Rights Advocates on Idaho State Capital Steps as 'Dozens,' Changes It After Public Complains
By Martin Hill
February 24, 2016


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A Facebook post by the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance on February 20 featured a photo of a thousand or more gun-rights supporters on the steps of the Idaho State Capital. But they noted that "Channel 2 news in Boise said "dozens" rallied at the Capitol. Yeah, about 70 dozen."

They are advocating passage of 'permitless' Constitutional carry bills in the Idaho State legislature.

KBOI-TV Channel 2 CBS News initially reported Ralliers march in support of 'permit-less carry' in Idaho: 'This is America'. They changed their report from "dozens" to "hundreds" after gun-rights activists with the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance posted their protests on Facebook, along with the phone number and email address of the KBOI news director.

The KBOI news video, however, had already aired, and still has the news anchor reporting "dozens." Here is that video:

Here are the screenshots of before and after, with the story reporting "dozens" of protesters and then they changed it to "hundreds."

Channel 7 KTVB properly reported "hundreds" in their report Rally at capitol to support permit-less carry.

KMVT, another local CBS affiliate, has the exact same headline and story as KBOI, but their video oddly cuts off the beginning of the TV report where the female anchor lists the number of protesters - do you cannot hear if she says 'dozens' or 'hundreds,' because they edited it out. Watch it here:.

"Thank you to the wonderful Idahoans that came out today (Feb. 20th) to support Permitless Carry in Idaho!

Between 700-1,000 people descended on the Idaho Capitol today to make their voices heard that Idaho needs to be the next state to pass Permitless Carry.

Please share this picture to counter the liberal media about how many citizens really showed up today.

Channel 2 news in Boise said "dozens" rallied at the Capitol. Yeah, about 70 dozen."


You can find the original post here.

On 2/21/16, at 4:53 PM The gun group posted:

Channel 2 in Boise decided to be the lone media outlet to be shameful in their reporting by saying that only "dozens" of you showed up yesterday despite their own video evidence clearly showing that hundreds were there.
Make sure to watch the video. That is what was broadcast last night all over the valley.
Make sure to share this shameful reporting and TAKE ACTION!
700-1,000 people is not dozens.
Let them know if you were there or are ashamed (but not surprised) by their bias.
News Director: 208-472-2207

The next day, on February 22 at 11:19 AM they posted an update with the positive results:


Channel 2 News original article had "dozens" printed for the rally attendance on Saturday.

We asked you to call and email and ask them to correct their reporting and THEY CHANGED IT BECAUSE OF YOU!

We want to thank our good friend Frederic Woodbridge for getting the screen shots captured.


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