How many is \'countless\'?

And at what point does a display become a "mega-display"?

Today we have a front-page article in the Washington Post about the fraud allegations in Mexico's presidential election.

I couldn't help notice the colorful adjectives used in the phrases peppering the news article: "frustration and rage of the poor", "a mega-display of street power", "outrageously loud communal venting", "countless voices joined in the rallying cry", etc, etc.

It did note that EU observers found no irregularities and it "appeared" that many Mexicans accept the results. But there's little presentation of the other side's quotes, point of view or opinion to be found.

We can't say for certain where reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia's heart lies in this case, but I can take a guess.

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... or the target market of

... or the target market of the newspaper.

I had an instance of this in my time in local government. A young (probationer) reporter wrote a quite sympathetic article explaining the reasons for a Council decision in terms that were brief and accurate. She checked the text and my statements back to me before submitting the text to the subbies.

She rang me the following morning (it was an evening paper). "I want you to know before you read it in print that my article has been completely re-written. I am no longer working for the Auckland Star."

The sub-editor was a ratepayer to the Council and had several unresolved personal issues with the Council. He wanted a particular slant and the truth did not suit his mood.

Obviously a megadisplay is

Obviously a megadisplay is 1.0e6 times larger than an ordinary display.