Newspaper story: “Flashes from cameras along with 450 fans filled the 630-seat house.”
So if the theater has 630 seats. And only 450 people. Doesn’t that leave 180 empty seats? Or mean that the theater is only 71% full? Or 29% empty? But certainly far from “filled”?
Or am I not existential enough to understand what the writer is really saying, that the light from a camera flash expands to fill the existing space? So if enough cameras flash in an empty theater, it’s a full house?
Suddenly I understand what really happened to the news business. They started hiring people who just make stuff up.
This explains a lot. I have a hunch the same thing happened in politics.