So Can They Count or Not?

I was reading an article about the New Years celebration at Times Square and I noticed that they mentioned that over one million people were in the square celebrating. I wonder why the counters could give us this number when they were unable to provide any estimates of crowd size for the numerous protests against George W. Bush. I attended several of these protests and I can tell you that hundreds of thousands if attended some and millions attended others. I saw NYC fill three avenues for thirty city blocks and I watched streets in DC fill to an overflowing standstill while the NY Times estimated the crowd to be in the hundreds. I can tell you that there were three football stadiums full of people within sight on the day that the NY Times had math problems, not to mention the other avenues.

We have been told outright that ever since the Million Man March on DC crowd estimates are not possible. Then why do they keep telling us the crowd size when it helps the establishment to look good?  Think about it!

2 Responses to “So Can They Count or Not?”

  1. msheekhah says:

    There are lies, damned lies, and then there are statistics.

    But government statistics are the worst of all.

    An Elephant: a mouse made to government specifications.

  2. Their just guesses. and how does it help the government to say that a million people were in times square on new years?

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