That latter point clears up a long-standing suspicion on my part: I live in downtown Toronto, which I must cross to get to Mass on the day of the parade. Toronto has about 2.5 million people1. If it were true that one million of them left whatever they were doing and went to the Gay Pride parade, there would be a huge hole in just about everything – which there never is. So I simply couldn’t believe that the figures represented factual reality, no matter who was fronting them.
What the legacy media’s figures represent is“politically correct calculus,” which is critical for understanding news stories in these times:
One pro-choicer is equivalent to three pro-lifers. One Gay Pride marcher is equal to five non-marchers.