Skip to comments.Glenn Beck Rally Attracts Estimated 87,000
Posted on 08/30/2010 10:45:52 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy
An estimated 87,000 people attended a rally organized by talk-radio host and Fox News commentator Glenn Beck Saturday in Washington, according to a crowd estimate commissioned by CBS News.
The company AirPhotosLive.com based the attendance on aerial pictures it took over the rally, which stretched from in front of the Lincoln Memorial along the Reflecting Pool to the Washington Monument. Beck and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin spoke at the rally.
Beck, who predicted that at least 100,000 people would show up, opened his comments with a joke: "I have just gotten word from the media that there is over 1,000 people here today."
AirPhotosLive.com gave its estimate a margin of error of 9,000, meaning between 78,000 and 96,000 people attended the rally. The photos used to make the estimate were taken at noon Saturday, which is when the company estimated was the rally's high point.
Rally organizers had a permit for crowd of 300,000. Crowd estimates used to be provided by the National Park Service, but the agency stopped counting crowds in 1997 after being accused of underestimating the size of the Million Man March in 1995.
Ha ha ha ha! What a joke! 87K. More like 1M
What were the “estimates” of Al Shrapton’s crowd? 500K?........................
It was about 275-300K. I know how many folks fit into Tiger Stadium, and there were almost 4 Tiger Stadiums on Saturday.
LSU by the way
Gadzooks, I new libs were math challenged.
And one wonders why they cannot even begin to comprehend the word “trillion”.
The only problem with the estimate was that it was taken on Thursday, 2 days before the actual rally.
Whatever the number it was only 1/2 of the Al Charlatan crowd.
What a bunch of sore losers. They are so upset because Twanna Sharpton only attracted 3,000 people.
More of the same #’s nonsense. Just like last year at the 9/12 rally.
More than likely an order of magnitude larger than what these “experts” are reporting.
What is the political affiliation of these experts?.......
I guess MLK only had 50k then
From the people that brought you the TANG memos....
CBS has no shame. Are they saying these people could only fill a large NFL or college stadium?
was it AirPhotosLive who created the documents for See BS on GWB’s national guard service back in 2004?? LOL
‘Left my house at 2:45 AM to catch a bus (with uncomfortable seats, arrived on the mall at 12:15, never made it past the WW2 Memorial, stayed only 4 hours but would gladly do it all over again for the experience!This was the most uplifting day I had in a long time and Mr. Beck’s speech was the most inspiring I have heard in decades.
The New Math the schools have been teaching sure is showing up in strange places outside the CBO, isn’t it?