The Math Doesn’t Add Up

The keen eyed Iron Mike at the Rabid Republican Blog noticed a peculiar discrepancy in the media reports of Elizabeth Warren’s much ballyhooed event with Bernie Sanders.

They’d bragged about a ‘SOLD OUT’ venue of 3,500;   but news reports suggest they barely drew 1,600.

It’s true that the media did report some odd numbers. The number 1,600 was repeated a lot. Here’s the Boston Globe using it:

“And when we do that, when we transform the Democratic Party, we transform America,” he told a 1,600-person audience at a rally in the Orpheum Theatre.

In another Globe article it is mentioned that the capacity of the Orpheum Theater is 3,500.

According to Our Revolution, the political nonprofit hosting the free event with Raise UP Massachusetts and the Jobs Not Jails Coalition, the theater’s capacity is 3,500, which is how many people have registered for the rally.

There are only a few possible explanations.

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