Thursday, June 09, 2016
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! KANSAS CITY ROYALS AND CITY HALL HYPE MACHINE WILDLY EXAGGERATED DOWNTOWN WORLD SERIES CELEBRATION CROWD SIZE!!!
Once again Kansas City comes up short and the only real journalism in town proves to be the readers of our blog community.
To wit . . .
Today's "news" from The Star confirms our reporting from way back:
Analyst: KC Royals’ World Series celebration attended by just 255,000 people
The initial figure was proudly delivered by Mayor Sly James and seems to be just one of his many wild boasts that is short on fact.
Even better . . .
THIS MATH BY A NOTED ANALYSTS CONFIRMS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY REPORTING RIGHT AFTER THE CELEBRATION!!!
The day after the big party we published a historical perspective that offered context for the celebration.
But way better than that . . .
NUMBER CRUNCHES IN OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY WERE RIGHT IN LINE WITH THE 225K FIGURE NOW REPORTED!!!
None of this is to say that the crowd wasn't impressive and maybe even historic . . .
BUT AS USUAL KANSAS CITY WAS CAUGHT LYING ABOUT FACTS AND FIGURES IN ORDER TO BRAG AND MAINTAIN LOCAL HYPE!!!
Everybody was in on this falsely reported data . . .
Ironically, both haters and police were at opposite ends of the political spectrum but both lauded the peaceful crowd that didn't engage in rioting. Again, any day without rioting is nice but the scale of the "peace" in Kansas City is much smaller than initially reported.
Even journalists gave up trying to fact check the hype machine . . .
Why We'll Never Really Know How Many People Were At The Royals Parade
The fact is, we do know now and even the newspaper is forced to admit FACTS reported by our blog community LAST YEAR. Natch.