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Great crowd shot of the Beck rally by the BBC
BBC ^ | August 28, 2010 | BBC

Posted on 08/28/2010 11:52:35 AM PDT by jern

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11121542

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 08/28/2010 11:52:38 AM PDT by jern
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2 posted on 08/28/2010 11:54:46 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: jern

Great shot! But the tens of thousands (under the pic) seems more than the understatement of the year.


3 posted on 08/28/2010 11:55:14 AM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: jern
Funny, CSPAN never showed such a view. All they did was a repeated shot down the reflecting pool and assorted closeups of audience members.
4 posted on 08/28/2010 11:55:38 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: jern

tens of thousands, er no hundreds of thousands BBC, .

typical of the biased press that they still distort number and lie and then they still wonder why many now are laughing at them and not respecting them


5 posted on 08/28/2010 11:55:59 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: jern
CNN and MSNBC will have that crowd pegged at hundreds of supporters.
6 posted on 08/28/2010 11:56:02 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: jern

Yes!


7 posted on 08/28/2010 11:56:24 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: jern

There were other shots with snarky captions - inaccurate and racist.

Shame on the BBC.


8 posted on 08/28/2010 11:56:34 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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To: jern

Nice picture, and even this doesn’t show the whole crowd.


9 posted on 08/28/2010 11:56:49 AM PDT by stumptalker
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To: skimbell

Oh please tell me they did not embarrass themselves by pulling such an obvious con.


10 posted on 08/28/2010 11:57:24 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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To: skimbell
"Thanks for that report. Our MSNBC sources now estimate that dozens of supporters have come to Glenn Beck's . . . "
11 posted on 08/28/2010 11:58:50 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: gidget7

Yep, and think of all the people that watched.


12 posted on 08/28/2010 11:59:06 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: All

.......and they and their families all vote.......


13 posted on 08/28/2010 12:00:20 PM PDT by Liz
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To: jern

14 posted on 08/28/2010 12:01:11 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: skimbell
CNN and MSNBC will have that crowd pegged at hundreds of supporters.

Even that would be a step in the right direction. I would expect those outlets to describe the attendees as crazed, right-wing, hateful, extremist, puppy kickers.

15 posted on 08/28/2010 12:01:36 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: sodpoodle
The BBC’s philosophy is all white people are evil except BBC presenters/news readers. All darker skinned people are noble especially Muslims.
16 posted on 08/28/2010 12:02:25 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Liz

... and pray.


17 posted on 08/28/2010 12:03:22 PM PDT by esarlls3
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To: gidget7

What is the official estimation of the crowd? Beck said, yesterday, that the prediction was 500,000. Is that about right?


18 posted on 08/28/2010 12:04:32 PM PDT by Eva
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To: All
The massive crowds are VERY significant.

The LSM measures crowds by the size of civil rights protests (B/W pic)
which LSM points out extended AROUND the Reflecting Pool.

19 posted on 08/28/2010 12:05:48 PM PDT by Liz
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To: jern
Shot of the crowd proved by AP

20 posted on 08/28/2010 12:06:13 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: esarlls3

Amen.


21 posted on 08/28/2010 12:06:32 PM PDT by Liz
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To: freekitty
Beck's website counter said 130363 viewers and more were on c-splain (C-Span).
22 posted on 08/28/2010 12:07:31 PM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: jern
Bill O'Reilly said that the Tea Party rally only had 70,000 people. Now that his buddy is holding a rally, will O'Reilly say that only 70,000 show up here, too, or will O'Reilly be forced to correct his statements about the Tea Party rally turnout?

-PJ

23 posted on 08/28/2010 12:07:52 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Kartographer
Another from AP

24 posted on 08/28/2010 12:08:25 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Frantzie

From this point forward I shall proclaim:

I HATE EVERYONE!!!!

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2007/08/newspapers-drop-opus-cartoon-for-fear-of-offending-muslims.html


25 posted on 08/28/2010 12:08:39 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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To: jern

The MSM will call it about 2,000 people who attneded...


26 posted on 08/28/2010 12:08:47 PM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: Kartographer
My guestamate is 350K - 450K. The perspective is a problem with the "grid" method of guestamating. Too much for me now, but if anyone can get a sq ft idea of the sides adjacent to the pool area and divide by 9 that should give a better idea of size.

Actually IIRC the media and police usually use 6sq ft per person in a tightly packed crowd.

Not as big a crowd as the Tea Party event (IMO) but still a GREAT turnout for a historic event!

27 posted on 08/28/2010 12:10:27 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: jern; All

Anyone have knowledge of where Sharpton’s rally is located? There was an earlier thread based on a NYT article that implied Glenn Beck/Al Sharpton both having rallies, they were sharing the turnout (like 50/50...).

I’m curious to know where Sharpton’s rally is in relation to Beck’s and any figures on how many he’s had in attendance. I’d love to see the NYT shot down again...


28 posted on 08/28/2010 12:10:36 PM PDT by bcsco (From Recovery Summer to The Winter of our Discontent...)
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To: Liz
Promise Keepers - Stand in the Gap: A Sacred Assembly of Men
October 4, 1997


29 posted on 08/28/2010 12:13:16 PM PDT by donna (Obama Hauls Arizona Before the UN Human Rights Council. It's time to impeach Obama.)
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To: Eva
Regarding "official estimations of crowd" ~ the Park Service Police used to try to do that but people argued over the numbers so they quit doing it.

Each group is responsible for its own claims now.

Is Glenn Beck "official"? If he is ask him!

30 posted on 08/28/2010 12:13:23 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: manc

The big rally that went to Washington last year, ORielly said it was 10,000. I almost choked! When it was pointed out to him that it was well over a million, he refused to recognize it. He still stuck to his 10,000. Even Fox News is disgusting.


31 posted on 08/28/2010 12:14:46 PM PDT by beckysueb
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To: prisoner6

I would call it 475-525k easily based on the photos I see there. A lot of people under those trees and depending on what time the shot was taken..if it was taken at 10 am then it isn’t anywhere near what it turned out to be. Some people I know weren’t able to get there til 11:30 because of the congestion and people were still showing up.


32 posted on 08/28/2010 12:14:54 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Obama is Dangerclown The Manchild)
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To: sarah fan UK; jern

WOW, thanks jern!

Look at your press, SarahFanUK!


33 posted on 08/28/2010 12:15:35 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: jern
BBC calls it a "conservative rally".

I remember when Democrats attended events with the same theme and no one thought anything of it.

34 posted on 08/28/2010 12:15:46 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: bcsco

Sharpton’s rally - 2000 to 3000 estimate per this article
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2579243/posts


35 posted on 08/28/2010 12:16:54 PM PDT by Faith
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To: jern

Absolutely awesome shot. So glad it was shared. Did watch C-Span. At least we had that much of it. Not sure what it is going to take for the media to wake up. This is such a formidable force, particularly considering the fact that most of us simply could not afford to attend. When will they ever learn? November is coming. Sadly, we are not only battling the press but also Republican senatorial leaders who choose to support RINO’s over candidates like Miller and O’Donnell. People like Glen and Sarah are trying to bring the Country back together and the one at a time is now becoming 500,000 at a time.


36 posted on 08/28/2010 12:18:25 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: gidget7

How difficult would it have been to say hundreds of thousands?


37 posted on 08/28/2010 12:20:29 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: onyx; jern

I try not to. LOL!

Tks for the pics.


38 posted on 08/28/2010 12:21:37 PM PDT by sarah fan UK
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To: Faith

I came across a link that estimate only 200-300 attending Sharpie’s racist gathering in a small HS gym..and it was NOT filled. So 2,000-3,000 appears to be waaaay off!


39 posted on 08/28/2010 12:22:31 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Brugmansian
BBC calls it a "conservative rally".

So American values are not shared by progressives?

40 posted on 08/28/2010 12:22:53 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: onyx

Speaking of Sarah, I hope someone got a pic of her wiping away tears as she sang along to Amazing Grace. I absolutely bawled.


41 posted on 08/28/2010 12:24:28 PM PDT by sybilll
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To: Faith

Thanks for the info!


42 posted on 08/28/2010 12:25:32 PM PDT by bcsco (From Recovery Summer to The Winter of our Discontent...)
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To: donna

Amazing.


43 posted on 08/28/2010 12:26:15 PM PDT by Liz
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To: skimbell

Well, it is hundreds. Several thousand hundreds.


44 posted on 08/28/2010 12:26:43 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: bcsco
"sharing the turnout" - ahahahahaha

Sharpton rally is reported to have 2-3,000 (which is probably a stretch - and with their pre-printed signs and bussed in Union goons to boot.

I don't foresee many more rallies from the left. RAther embarrassing

45 posted on 08/28/2010 12:27:49 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (g)
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To: maine-iac7

Yeah, that’s what I figured. leave it to the NYT and media in general to lie about it. I’m hoping to see some photos/video of the Sharpton rally to put it all in perspective. That would be great.


46 posted on 08/28/2010 12:29:56 PM PDT by bcsco (From Recovery Summer to The Winter of our Discontent...)
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To: mountainlion

Cool


47 posted on 08/28/2010 12:30:12 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: sybilll; aphid
I didn't, (I don't have a camera or the know how) but aphid got this one.


48 posted on 08/28/2010 12:37:01 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: sarah fan UK

Hey now. At least some of your press is better than ours when it comes to Sarah!


49 posted on 08/28/2010 12:38:47 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: onyx

Beauty, brains, poise, and charisma! God bless Sarah!


50 posted on 08/28/2010 12:39:00 PM PDT by Faith
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