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Rally For Sanity Attendance Trounces Glenn Beck's -- 215,000 To 87,000
http://www.businessinsider.com/rally-for-sanity-attendance-trounces-glenn-becks-215000-to-87000-2010-10 ^

Posted on 10/31/2010 7:47:35 AM PDT by blam

Rally For Sanity Attendance Trounces Glenn Beck's -- 215,000 To 87,000

Henry Blodget
Oct. 31, 2010, 8:59 AM

Most people think these "are sober times, not end times," at least judging from the attendance at two recent rallies in DC.

According to a CBS estimate, 215,000 people attended Jon Stewart's Rally For Sanity, versus 87,000 that attended Glenn Beck's own DC event.

On the one hand, this isn't surprising: Most people are in the middle. On the other hand, it is surprising: Most folks in the middle usually can't be bothered to get off their duffs and go stand around in the cold in support of things.

Or maybe it's just that people love Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

(Or is it that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are ALSO on an extreme and that extreme is actually more vocal than the other extreme. Or is Glenn Beck in the middle? Or is it that a "liberal media" organization commissioned the estimates?)

In any event, when it comes to motivating people to get off their duffs and going out in the cold, next Tuesday will probably be a different story.

See Also: Check Out Some Of The Folks Who Attended The Glenn Beck Rally

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(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: glennbeck; jonstewart; rally
Desperate times call for desperate propaganda.
1 posted on 10/31/2010 7:47:39 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Really? Let’s see the untouched pics of the crowd.


2 posted on 10/31/2010 7:49:21 AM PDT by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: blam

Even if this were anywhere near the truth, it will not make a dime’s worth of difference on Tuesday.


3 posted on 10/31/2010 7:50:30 AM PDT by FrankR (November 2nd is NOT an election - it's a RESTRAINING ORDER.....VOTE!)
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To: blam

Seems like 870,000 attended Glenn Beck’s rally, and somewhat under 150,000 were at the Insane Rally yesterday.

But propaganda relies on people not knowing the truth. And that the lie be spread by its believers.


4 posted on 10/31/2010 7:50:41 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: blam
According to a CBS estimate

Dan Rather was just following company policy

5 posted on 10/31/2010 7:51:30 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

what a crock!


6 posted on 10/31/2010 7:53:13 AM PDT by brivette
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To: blam

This is hilarious. A bunch of college students on a weekend party with live bands equates to a serious constituency? LOL


7 posted on 10/31/2010 7:53:17 AM PDT by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: blam

Hope it’s true. That’s 215,000 folks who weren’t involved in GOTV operations this final weekend.


8 posted on 10/31/2010 7:53:57 AM PDT by keepitreal ( Good manners never go out of style)
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To: bgill
From AtlasShrugs:

Will we see these pictures side by side in any LSM outlet - betcha' we won't.

9 posted on 10/31/2010 7:56:56 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: blam
Fatwa-endorsing singer featured at “Restoring Sanity” rally? (Remember Cat Stevens?)
10 posted on 10/31/2010 7:57:59 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

A robo blogger..come on Blam. Please Don’t give them a forum.


11 posted on 10/31/2010 8:01:57 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Pictures say a thousand words.


12 posted on 10/31/2010 8:03:38 AM PDT by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: blam

That picture says it all. Democrats live in juvenile perpetuity.


13 posted on 10/31/2010 8:04:00 AM PDT by eaglestar
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To: Marty62

Give me a link to the articles you’ve posted.


14 posted on 10/31/2010 8:04:00 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

End times for elected democrat


15 posted on 10/31/2010 8:04:10 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: blam

Ok... this time it is not just a lie... it is a ****ing lie!

LLS


16 posted on 10/31/2010 8:05:00 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: blam

CBS estimates: Corrupt bastards!”


17 posted on 10/31/2010 8:07:02 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: blam

HUH.
apparently you took this personal. Not meant to be.


18 posted on 10/31/2010 8:09:29 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: blam
On the one hand, this isn't surprising: Most people are in the middle. On the other hand, it is surprising: Most folks in the middle usually can't be bothered to get off their duffs and go stand around in the cold in support of things.

Or how about this: These people were leftwingers and leftwingers love these kinds of gatherings.

Even so, they obviously didn't top the Beck rally.

19 posted on 10/31/2010 8:12:51 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: ScaniaBoy

Thanks for posting, says it all.


20 posted on 10/31/2010 8:19:14 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: blam

What is amazing to me is that in this day and age when we seem to be able to determine just about everything using analysis of one sort or another, crowd size estimates seem to be totally arbitrary. I have heard everything from the low of 87,000 for Beck to as high as a Million, and now the Stewart thing estimates range from 40,000 to 250,000 ...

I call bullshit on all of it.


21 posted on 10/31/2010 8:19:45 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: blam

They’re probably using the volume of trash left behind to calculate the attendance numbers.


22 posted on 10/31/2010 8:28:12 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: blam

Did Beck’s turnout have to be bused in and offered free “music”?


23 posted on 10/31/2010 8:37:52 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: ScaniaBoy

Why isn’t the bottom of Stewart’s picture shown?
Why aren’t they showing the empty space?

These two pictures are not comparable, because they cut off the bottom of the pic on the right.


24 posted on 10/31/2010 8:44:05 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: bgill
You can say that again, Stephen Colbert looks like an effeminate Captain America or an effeminate Imperial KKK Wizard sans the hood!
25 posted on 10/31/2010 8:44:32 AM PDT by blaveda (blaveda)
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To: blam

What utter BS. There were far more than 87K at Beck and, in fact, AP, proves it in a backassward way:

In an article on the Obama pre-inaug event at the Lincoln Memorial they put the crowd at 300K. Photos show there were at least that many, if not more, at the Beck rally.

Article on the Obama event can be found here: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/28721619


26 posted on 10/31/2010 8:45:47 AM PDT by The Hound Passer
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To: blam

Anyone who actually believes that there were more people there yesterday than were at Beck’s rally is definitely having a problem with using too many recreational drugs. But who cares anyway? The only numbers that mean anything will start rolling in Tuesday night.


27 posted on 10/31/2010 8:51:52 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Just another white boy riding in the back of the bus next to the Emergency Exit.)
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To: All

I read somewhere that there were actually 3 DIFFERENT rallies going on at the same time, one in the middle and one each on the sides.


28 posted on 10/31/2010 8:59:48 AM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: spodefly

It’s not the size of the crowd that matters, but who does the counting....


29 posted on 10/31/2010 9:02:07 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (TEANAMI INCOMING! Jump in or get out of the way)
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To: blam

Okay - maybe 175,000 of the 215,000 were there only in spirit, or felt like they were there but couldn’t actually attend.

But that’s what really counts in Liberal Bizarro World, isn’t it?

Real facts are so boring, old fashion, restrictive and passé.


30 posted on 10/31/2010 9:10:50 AM PDT by Iron Munro (This is our culture; fight for it. This is our flag; pick it up. This is our country; take it back.)
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To: netmilsmom

“These two pictures are not comparable, because they cut off the bottom of the pic on the right.”

Agreed. I don’t understand why we don’t see comparable photos of each event, both taken from more or less the same height and direction. It’s not like there wasn’t plenty of advance notice.


31 posted on 10/31/2010 9:15:35 AM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: Magic Fingers; netmilsmom

“These two pictures are not comparable, because they cut off the bottom of the pic on the right.”

“Agreed. I don’t understand why we don’t see comparable photos of each event, both taken from more or less the same height and direction. It’s not like there wasn’t plenty of advance notice.”

Actually, I saw another version of the picture on the left (the Beck rally) posted here yesterday. It extended farther down below the war memorial, showing even more people at the Beck rally. I think someone cropped the Beck rally pick just to make them the same size.

If you look at the horizontal graphic below the two pics, you can actually see that the two rallies were held in completely different spots on the mall, and the area covered by the Beck rally was much larger. I don’t know what kind of vantage point is available to catch both of these venues in the same photo, but given that the joke rally was planned and announced after the Beck rally, there would have been no reason for someone to take a photo at the actual time of the Beck rally that showed all the way back to the area where the joke rally was held. So something like these two pics, along with the graphic below, are probably the best we are going to get for comparison of the two.


32 posted on 10/31/2010 10:10:26 AM PDT by RedWhiteBlue
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To: RedWhiteBlue; netmilsmom

” I don’t know what kind of vantage point is available to catch both of these venues in the same photo, but given that the joke rally was planned and announced after the Beck rally, there would have been no reason for someone to take a photo at the actual time of the Beck rally that showed all the way back to the area where the joke rally was held. So something like these two pics, along with the graphic below, are probably the best we are going to get for comparison of the two.”

Sigh...I guess you’re right - it just seems that with all the press coverage of both events, it would have happened even if it were accidental.


33 posted on 10/31/2010 10:18:08 AM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: blam

Man if this isn’t the biggest lie ever. The photos speak for themselves and the left as we always knew lie.


34 posted on 10/31/2010 11:56:26 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: blam
On the one hand, this isn't surprising: Most people are in the middle CBS is lying.

There, fixed it.

35 posted on 10/31/2010 12:50:39 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: blam

Why does this even matter? I feel we are all getting way to hung up on the numbers... is this supposed to mean that this is a comparison to the country at large? DC is STILL in the Northeast.

And given that there is no way to officially count the crowd (the aerial photos don’t convince me since the perspective and locations are so different) I think we’re all best to just let it go.

The truth is that the rally this Saturday broke the Metro record in ridership on Saturday (http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local-beat/Metro-Set-New-Saturday-Record-106410733.html) and a good friend of mine said since his time in living in DC he’s never seen the town so busy...

But again SO WHAT. Do we think this is any real barometer for ANYTHING?

A rock concert isn’t the same thing as political and ideological call to action. Let’s focus on the election tomorrow.


36 posted on 11/01/2010 7:51:25 AM PDT by PatrioticAll
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