Despite observers on-the-ground observers pointing out that the attendance at the BN’s Chinese New Year open house bash fell short of 50000 people, that did not stop the mainstream media reporting that 80000 or more turned up.

During the mammoth rally ahead of 308, when the Han Chiang field was packed to overflowing, the consensus on the turnout was about 50000 to 60000.

Yesterday, large sections of the field were covered by the stage and canopies, and yet today’s mainstream media (and last night’s prime time TV bulletin mostly seemed to have settled for a figure of 80000 (or more) for yesterday’s turnout.

Contrast that with their low estimates for the #KL112 ‘People’s Uprising Rally’ at Merdeka Stadium, and you really have to wonder how low they can go…