Sunday, June 26, 2005

Million Man March? Maybe Not!

Canadian Press's Paul Choi reports that 125,000 spectators watched the Toronto gay pride parade.

Other media outlets have been telling us that one million people have attended the parade in recent years.


With upwards of a million spectators and participants expected to pack the downtown core this Sunday, the Toronto event is one of the world's biggest -- and most mainstream -- gay celebrations.


About a million people attend the pride parade and it deposits an estimated $80 million into Toronto's coffers.

So if a million people traditionally come to the parade, and only 125,000 did this year, one would expect the article to note a sudden massive drop in attendance.

Unless, of course, the attendance figures have been inflated all along, but accepted by lazy journalists as the gospel truth as have so many other bogus statistical claims.

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