A climate rally attendee has complained to the Washington Post that it way over-reported the crowd size at yesterday’s climate/anti-Keystone XL rally.
Someone (name withheld awaiting disclosure permission) who claims to have attended the rally writes:
Hi Ms. Eilperin,
I was quite disappointed seeing that you repeated the absurd and inflated claims of 35,000 attendees at the climate rally on Sunday in today’s Post.
It was 5,000 tops, probably under 4,000. I was there and I did a logical estimate.
Considering that advocates of all stripes use these inflated claims to make themselves seem more important I would think that the WP would be eager to deflate these liars.
How hard would it be for the WP to make honest estimates of the count of attendees these demonstrations?