The enormous amount of news coverage of the March for Science on Saturday wasn’t commensurate at all with the turnout according to the The Daily Wire :
NBC News estimated that only “about 10,000 gathered” in Washington, D.C. The scene was the same in many cities: The St. Louis Dispatch said a “few thousand” turned out for the march there; “Thousands of people” marched in downtown Chicago, reported ABC7Chicago; “several thousand protesters” gathered on Boston Common, reported WBUR News.
But that pales in comparison to what march organizers – and news organizations – expected. In Chicago, “organizers expected more than 40,000 to attend,” ABC7 reported. In D.C., “tens of thousands of people are expected to rally to the National Mall,” Newsweek reported in the run-up to the event. In Boston, “around 20,000 people are expected to assemble,” Newsweek said.
It seems the media is willing to hop on any opportunity to create a narrative, rather than recreate and report the facts.