Many news stations have been reporting all weekend that “nearly 1 million” people showed up for the march in D.C. over the weekend, with the lowball figure around approximately 800,000, after reporters originally estimated that they’d see around half a million. The real number? Just under 300,000.
A report indicates attendance at Saturday’s student march for gun control was approximately 200,000, which is less than half of the expected crowd size.
CBS News reports that the actual number of attendees turned out to be about 300,000 lower than Witt expected. They put the number at “202,796” at its peak.
Nevertheless, USA Today reports that march organizers claimed “800,000 protesters attended the gun-control demonstration in Washington, DC, on Saturday.”
Breitbart News reported that Jimmy Fallon, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and others were partnering with MTV and NAACP to send 17 busloads of gun control supporters to the march.
Frankly, we’re not at all surprised. If there’s one thing the left does best, it’s inflate their numbers and lie to see more important.