Skip to comments.Glenn Beck explains The University of I Cant Remember says 2 million at ( tea party )
Posted on 09/16/2009 7:26:21 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
His justification for two million goes a little something like this; "We had a university, I think it's a university , of - I don't remember which university it is. Look at the pictures and you know they can do body space, looked at it, did the body counts and came up with 1.7 million." Astounding! We must locate the mystery university...of something, somewhere. Of course he wasn't the only one to exaggerate a million or more. Michelle Malkin quoted two on ABC, because she says so - that's why. Limbaugh quoted a British tabloid as a source for his two million, sadly for him they didn't print it! Lou Dobbs assured radio listeners it was over a million, and Matt Kibbe organizer of Freedom works recanted!
I haven't yet found the link, but via This un named website's discussion I found out that it's the university of illinois who did this particular study.
I thought Beck said Indiana.
They’re quick with the hit piece. He just said this about 10 minutes ago tops.
Yeah, I heard that. That’s what got me searching for the link.
But this hit piece is probably based upon this:
Right at the top Glenn talks about the university of illinois’ study. But maybe he did say indiana.
It’s too bad he didn’t do more with his news page on his website.
I’ll keep looking for the link.
For almost two hours, that intersection and that road was full of people moving all the way to the capitol.
That was a LOT of people.
I thought I heard Illinois.
Mark Levin had a lib caller Monday who wanted a count.
Mark said something to the effect of
It was three, there were only three people. But understand that no matter the count, we are coming to defeat you.
I tried to run my RealPlayer back to hear it again, but it doesn’t go back far enough.
permits for, 45,000 busses — do the math.
I guess this event and the election of 2000 really does emphasize how poor Democrats are at math.
The great one.
Don’t you know that Rove created all the photos & video we have seen with CGI& photoshop. No one was there, just ask the state run media, they’ll tell you.
they won’t all be fully utilized i’d guess but at just 30 per,thats 1.35mm people. People came other ways too. easy leap to the 2mm area.
This march merely foreshadows the turnout for the 2010 elections. Think about that socialist liberals and be very afraid.
The same institution that pegged Hussein’s coronation as the “biggest event ever in DC?”
Xerxes: Ha ha ha, you only have 300 Spartans!
Leonidas: You’re full of it! We’ve got a few thousand Thespians here too.
Xerxes: Ha ha ha, while I was luring you into a debate about numbers, my troops have outflanked and surrounded you! Now you die! Ha ha ha!
Never mind that DC police at the event said it was 1.5-2 million. And Limbaugh is right, a British “tabloid”, otherwise known as a daily newspaper, but calling it a tabloid makes this lib feel better, (I think it was the Daily Mail) did say there were 2 million people there.
If B.O. uses reconciliation for Obamacare take this same picture, add torches and pitchforks, and you have the next march on Washington.
Not even any of the Amazons from Lesbos?
Well, let’s see. The size of the crowd was roughly comparable to Zero’s inauguration crowd, which gives us a rough estimate. Then we adjust for the fact that Zero’s inauguration was in January and the crowd could be expected to be wearing warm, heavy clothing which takes up more space. Contrast this with the 9/12 rally where the weather was nice and people were dressed in lighter clothing and you can make an argument that the crowd numbers were the same or larger on 9/12 than for the inauguration.
Think about it like this: If you can fit 9 people in an elevator in full ski/hiking gear, how many can you fit in the same elevator with shorts and t-shirts?
Do you have a source for the 45,000 buses statistic? I’d love to be able to use that argument against the libs. Thanks.
Yes, I was sightseeing in DC that day - driving my car freelyl ALL OVER the District - and I didn’t see one soul! This is all a fabrication - we didn’t go to the Moon either and there sure as hell was NO ONE in DC that day. It’s even documented that Osama was out of town and Michelle and her mom were hiding in the WH. All I saw were the security ppl at the WH. No foot tourism. How did such a FRAUD get perpetrated on the American public? That’s why ABC< CBS, MSNBC didn’t mention it on TV - do you think they want to ruin their credibility? I, for one, will never watch FOX NEWS again - they have proven now they are liars. Let’s tea party them!
Actually, one estimate that I've seen (and I think it was on a thread here at FR) did precisely that. They came up with a figure that was close to the 1.5 million quoted here.
I was there. There were NO buses and NO ppl. Obama was gone on AF 1. Someone is lying about 45,000 buses. I think someone forged the bus passes. I don’t know what is wrong with you conservative nut cases. I was the ONLY ONE in DC that day - not a car, not a person, not an insect nor animal. And besides that, it was pouring rain - the streets were flooded - all the traffic lights were out and I just kept driving through. I can prove I was there - all the flags were at full staff and the photos you show are at half staff. We had to go to Virginia to find a restaurant open. Because there was no foot traffic in DC, all the police were off duty. There was no one to help or watch. Boy, am I ever glad I’m not one of you hysterical extreme zealot racist conservatives!
Yesterday we had a Mayoral and City Council Primary in this city (Charlotte, NC) of around 700,000 people. Now here was a chance to throw out the commies in power on the local level and send a clear signal to Washington. We had about a 1% voter turnout! I don't think that this bodes well for 2010.
I can’t find the specific source, but both Rush, and Hannity mentioned it on monday.
Can’t disagree with you.
Ignorance, the cornerstone of the Democrat Party.
Can you verify that? I'd really like to see from where you got that number. That's a rock solid stat if true.
“I was the ONLY ONE in DC that day...”
And then your glasses fell and broke and you said “It’s not fair!” like in that Twilight Zone episode.
Actors make terrible allies.
If a busload averages 50 passengers, that’s 2.25 million. Sounds high to me. So call it 30 pax per bus; “only” 1.35 million.
Let’s get the real number of bus permits and calculate a real number.
source of 45,000?
Well, we are getting them one at a time in hopes that they will spread the word in the hood, but it is is a long field and a tired mule pulling.
Hi all! I’m new here so I’m not even sure if I am replying correctly. Anyway, I joined so I could post this.
The Real Number of protesters.
I’m not sure if this has been posted before or not. It is interesting to say the least and definitely worth the read.
Wow, that gave me a headache!:) Thanks for posting.
knock a couple of zeroes off that and you’d be right.
Welcome to FR and thanks for the link! It’s been posted on a few threads- but that doesn’t mean everyone has seen it:)
There were 10,000 permits issued for the inauguration. There is NO WAY there were 45,000 issued.
I heard from an independent source the numer was 450 permits. Someone has been adding zeroes.
BTW - official Metro ridership was up 100k for the day. Someone added zeroes to that as well before posting it.
“They should look at the USA Today aerial photos of Ohstupids inauguration and crowd estimate and compare that to the Tea party protest.
I guess this event and the election of 2000 really does emphasize how poor Democrats are at math.”
As are Republicans apparently. Some of the numbers I’ve seen bantered around are ridiculous.
“The size of the crowd was roughly comparable to Zeros inauguration crowd”
No offense, but OBVIOUSLY you weren’t here for the inauguration. This is laughable!
OK, there's the problem; someone heard four to five thousand as forty-five thousand, and repeated it. Even if it was the lower end, it still accounts for way more than the 70,000 O'Reilly quoted, just from the buses.