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How big a crowd will the Glenn Beck rally draw?
washingtonpost.com ^ | August 28 2010 | Annys Shin

Posted on 08/28/2010 9:32:08 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Depending on density, a crowded National Mall can hold between 1.5 million and 3 million people.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: glennbeck; rally; restoringhonor
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1 posted on 08/28/2010 9:32:10 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
From the looks of it on C-SPAN, it is NOT a real great turnout, despite excellent weather.
2 posted on 08/28/2010 9:33:26 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: traditional1

Schools start on Monday.

I’m sure this kept many folks from traveling here.


3 posted on 08/28/2010 9:35:22 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: traditional1
"From the looks of it on C-SPAN, it is NOT a real great turnout, despite excellent weather."

Huh? The place is covered with people from the Lincoln Memorial to past the Washington Monument.

4 posted on 08/28/2010 9:36:03 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Berlin_Freeper

About 1,000 times the amount an Al Sharpton rally will draw.

Beck said that media estimates placed the crowd from anywhere between 200,000 to 500,000.


5 posted on 08/28/2010 9:36:49 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: traditional1

Seriously? It goes all the way to the Washington Monument.


6 posted on 08/28/2010 9:37:15 AM PDT by Shelayne (Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus! Revelation 22:20)
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To: traditional1

LOL - The CSPAN telecast I’m watching shows a crowd I’d estimate at a minimum of 500k.


7 posted on 08/28/2010 9:37:48 AM PDT by jla (Have you used Rosetta Stone language method? Please Freepmail me.)
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To: traditional1
It looks like the National Mall is packed with people.

I tried watching on C-Span. They didn't even cover the event for at least the first twenty minutes before I finally switched to Facebook.

That didn't bother you did it?

8 posted on 08/28/2010 9:38:40 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Chump Obama promised "Change" and we got chump change.)
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To: traditional1

Really? Not a great turnout? Are you watching the same broadcast as me? There must be over 500K there, plus hundreds of thousands listening on c-span and other places.


9 posted on 08/28/2010 9:39:22 AM PDT by Michael_Michaelangelo (The best theory is not ipso facto a good theory.)
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To: traditional1

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2579210/posts

Crowd estimates, early reports from Beck’s ‘restoring honor’ rally


10 posted on 08/28/2010 9:42:16 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Marine1992

Nice! Thanks for playing.


12 posted on 08/28/2010 9:44:14 AM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo
thousands listening on c-span and other places.

I had to run an errand and found it being carried on Sirius/XM (Patriot channel). I didn't have to miss Palin's speech!
13 posted on 08/28/2010 9:45:20 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Marine1992

Since Aug 20, 2010


14 posted on 08/28/2010 9:46:03 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Marine1992

Thanks now kindly bugger off Mr 8-20-2010


15 posted on 08/28/2010 9:46:35 AM PDT by dennisw (2012)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I have been watching the C-span coverage and it appears that they are extremely careful not to show a shot from any vantage point that would allow the viewer to see the entire crowd. Very low angle shots, tight coverage on small groups, shots of people sitting on the ground with lots of space around them (no idea where they are sitting at). I would like to see a shot from the top steps of the Lincoln memorial or from the Washington Monument.


16 posted on 08/28/2010 9:46:36 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: Berlin_Freeper

http://www.ustream.tv/restoringhonor


17 posted on 08/28/2010 9:47:21 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: illiac

I noticed.


18 posted on 08/28/2010 9:47:40 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Bob Buchholz

http://www.ustream.tv/restoringhonor


19 posted on 08/28/2010 9:47:55 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Marine1992

Welcome to FR, newbie. And thanks for your service to America. However, instead of taking pot shots on a Glenn Beck thread, perhaps you should give valid reasons instead of name calling. That would help for sure.

Also, prepare to be flamed by Glenn Beck fans. You’ve asked for it.


20 posted on 08/28/2010 9:48:18 AM PDT by bcsco (From Recovery Summer to The Winter of our Discontent...)
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To: Marine1992

Are you one of those people who have to call people who you disagree with names? That is so tiresome.


21 posted on 08/28/2010 9:49:01 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Paladin2

Almost 126000 viewing on Ustream right now.


22 posted on 08/28/2010 9:49:59 AM PDT by sneakers
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To: Marine1992

You’re not really a Marine. But you play one on FR.


23 posted on 08/28/2010 9:51:19 AM PDT by behzinlea
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To: LostInBayport

Sarah spoke before I tuned in;can any Freepers post the video?


24 posted on 08/28/2010 9:51:35 AM PDT by pistolpetestoys (Outside of a dog a book is a mans best friend;inside a dog it's too dark to read.)
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To: Marine1992

Your comment is quite bizarre! You must enjoy Olbermann and Madcow on messnbc?


25 posted on 08/28/2010 9:51:38 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Greatest President :George W. Bush!!)
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To: Marine1992

Ahhh, a loser socialist who just signed up to toss his marxist bombs.


26 posted on 08/28/2010 9:52:14 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Bob Buchholz

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2579124/posts?page=585#585
Some great shots on Live Thread,


27 posted on 08/28/2010 9:52:23 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Marine1992

Following anyone? You don’t ‘get it’ newbie.

Good you posted, thought; now there is no doubt - trolls are a dime a dozen.


28 posted on 08/28/2010 9:53:03 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: True Republican Patriot
A crowd estimate thread will always out at least a couple of trolls suffering from pee-pee envy.
29 posted on 08/28/2010 9:53:35 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Chump Obama promised "Change" and we got chump change.)
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To: traditional1

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2579124/posts?page=585#585
Some great shots on Live Thread,


30 posted on 08/28/2010 9:53:58 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Marine1992; darkwing104; 50mm; Old Sarge; Darksheare

Interesting post from a newbie. Perhaps some attention is warranted.


31 posted on 08/28/2010 9:54:43 AM PDT by bcsco (From Recovery Summer to The Winter of our Discontent...)
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To: traditional1

Watch ustream.tv and you’ll get a gist of the crowd. C-SPAN isn’t showing crowd shots, ustream also has 125,000 folks tuned in online watching the stream.


32 posted on 08/28/2010 9:55:16 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: Bob Buchholz

Drudge is reporting “100,000 expected”, I think it is an ABCnews link.

Drudge needs to update this.

shapton’s 10’s vs Becks 1/2 million.


33 posted on 08/28/2010 9:55:26 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: MEG33

I just saw a great shot also. It looks like the entire mall is packed solid (with the exception of the sidewalks around the reflecting pool which are corded off). I have no idea how many people that would be, but it’s a great turnout.


34 posted on 08/28/2010 9:55:36 AM PDT by AngieGal
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To: Marine1992

Were you discharged because you came out of the closet?


35 posted on 08/28/2010 9:56:36 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Marine1992

So, how’s that hope and change coming for you?


36 posted on 08/28/2010 9:57:31 AM PDT by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: AngieGal

Indeed..
I missed Sarah..Want a link when available.


37 posted on 08/28/2010 9:57:39 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’d say about 300 to 400 thousand. Its backed up all the way beyond the WW2 monument.


38 posted on 08/28/2010 9:58:38 AM PDT by crz
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To: MEG33

FYI..C-span will probably replay the whole thing a few times today and tomorrow, and I expect that Palin’s speech, and others, will soon be up on YouTube..


39 posted on 08/28/2010 9:59:18 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: Marine1992
I don't "follow" Glenn Beck, but I am enjoying this rally.

Interesting you should use that word "follow," though.

Are you an Obamatroll?

40 posted on 08/28/2010 10:00:23 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Marine1992; 230FMJ; 50mm; A.Hun; abigailsmybaby; AFPhys; Aircop_2006; AliVeritas; Allegra; ...

Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my Viking Kitty/ZOT ping list!. . . don't be shy.

41 posted on 08/28/2010 10:00:55 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Allegra

He sure ain’t a Marine - He ran away.


42 posted on 08/28/2010 10:01:27 AM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: Darksheare

So far, no replies to any of the responses. I guess he’s a one-shot Barney. And a short one at that...


43 posted on 08/28/2010 10:01:31 AM PDT by bcsco (From Recovery Summer to The Winter of our Discontent...)
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To: jla

I switched over to CNN to see if they were covering Alveda King’s speech. They weren’t but they did show a great shot of the crowd stretching away to the Washington Monument.


44 posted on 08/28/2010 10:01:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: bcsco

Yeah, a regular post and runner type.


45 posted on 08/28/2010 10:02:10 AM PDT by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: darkwing104

Damn! I was just going to send this to the Mods. DW beat me to the punch!


46 posted on 08/28/2010 10:02:23 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

You can rely on “The Drive By Media”to minimize the numbers.It it’s”The Million Man March” they would report MILLIONS.If it’s just REAL AMERICANS voicing their TRUE concerns about where this bunch of LEFTIST-RADICALS are taking their country,then it’s only a couple of hundred RACISTS!!I’ve about had enough,but where would I move to?


47 posted on 08/28/2010 10:02:28 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: MEG33

Palin and Beck are both wearing armor.


48 posted on 08/28/2010 10:03:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Bob Buchholz

The cspan cameramen also focus on people getting up for bathroom breaks.. main coverage is on negative.


49 posted on 08/28/2010 10:03:56 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: bandleader

Think of it another way, you’ll be happier...The MSM can’t count the crowd..the same way they can’t count the coming GOP vote this November..


50 posted on 08/28/2010 10:04:23 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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