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Glenn Beck Rally Attracts Estimated 87,000
See BS ^ | Aug 28, 2010 | Alex Sundby

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.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 000; 828; 87; beck; cbs; crowd; restoringhonor; seebs
I looked to for this and didn't see it posted. 87K?
1 posted on 08/30/2010 10:45:55 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Ha ha ha ha! What a joke! 87K. More like 1M


2 posted on 08/30/2010 10:47:47 AM PDT by Samizdat
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

What were the “estimates” of Al Shrapton’s crowd? 500K?........................


3 posted on 08/30/2010 10:48:47 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Samizdat
What a joke!

I concur.

4 posted on 08/30/2010 10:49:36 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (I made a prank call...pretended I was a mime.)
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To: Samizdat

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


5 posted on 08/30/2010 10:49:46 AM PDT by panzerkamphwageneinz (HALLELUJAH)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Gadzooks, I new libs were math challenged.

And one wonders why they cannot even begin to comprehend the word “trillion”.


6 posted on 08/30/2010 10:50:23 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

The only problem with the estimate was that it was taken on Thursday, 2 days before the actual rally.


7 posted on 08/30/2010 10:50:26 AM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin B)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Whatever the number it was only 1/2 of the Al Charlatan crowd.


8 posted on 08/30/2010 10:50:34 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy
What air photos? The airspace was closed.

What a bunch of sore losers. They are so upset because Twanna Sharpton only attracted 3,000 people.

9 posted on 08/30/2010 10:50:57 AM PDT by Stars&StripesNE
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

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?.......


10 posted on 08/30/2010 10:52:04 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy
What? 87K?

Although I was not there, I saw the crowd on CSPAN and I beg to differ.



See more photos of the crowds HERE!
11 posted on 08/30/2010 10:53:04 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (The "Summer of Recovery" is soon to be followed by the "Fall of America")
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To: Samizdat

I guess MLK only had 50k then


12 posted on 08/30/2010 10:53:55 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Stars&StripesNE

From the people that brought you the TANG memos....


13 posted on 08/30/2010 10:55:07 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

CBS has no shame. Are they saying these people could only fill a large NFL or college stadium?


14 posted on 08/30/2010 10:56:17 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy
The other day on Glenn Becks TV show he held up a picture of the Mall. He said they have calculated that the Mall can hold 200,000 thousand people and that grassy area on the left next to it can hold another 100,000. We can also see there are people in areas to the far right (easily another 100,000+).


15 posted on 08/30/2010 10:56:37 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free ...)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy; All

was it AirPhotosLive who created the documents for See BS on GWB’s national guard service back in 2004?? LOL


16 posted on 08/30/2010 10:58:45 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy
Interestingly, AirPhotosLive.com doesn’t list crowd counting as one of its services. 
17 posted on 08/30/2010 11:00:11 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (I made a prank call...pretended I was a mime.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

‘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.


18 posted on 08/30/2010 11:03:24 AM PDT by Notasoccermom
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2579361/posts


19 posted on 08/30/2010 11:06:29 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Samizdat

The New Math the schools have been teaching sure is showing up in strange places outside the CBO, isn’t it?


20 posted on 08/30/2010 11:06:51 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Stars&StripesNE
What air photos? The airspace was closed.

Ah, it was supposed to be, but I remember at one point Beck pausing as the sound of a plane could be heard if not overhead, nearby and he joked about someone being curious enough about the crowd to violate air space or something to that affect

THUS, inquiring minds want to know, IF this org did get permission to overfly, WHO granted said permission and if NOT, who allowed them to do so in spite of the the closed air space?

Okay, taking my tin foil hat off! lol

21 posted on 08/30/2010 11:08:53 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: rockabyebaby

Thanks. I usually have good luck with the search here, but I didn’t find that.


22 posted on 08/30/2010 11:09:50 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (I made a prank call...pretended I was a mime.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

What I think is funny about this report is the exact number 87,000, as if they could estimate it that closely.

Any reasoned person would provide a ball-park figure, say about “90 thousand” or “between 80 and 100 thousand”.

It’s my take that they provided a number like 87 thousand, because that would make it look like they had really studied the photos and came up with a very accurate number. Fail.

Anyone seeing photos of the crowd would know the 87 thousand figure was a joke. It just made the people making that claim to look nude in public. They are bald faced liars.

CBS is too stupid to know that the game is up, and they are truly being seen for the Democrat shills that they are.

Am I mad. No. CBS is destroying the last shred of credibility it has. Well that may be a little too generous, since they haven’t had any credibility for some time. This is more like taking a whiz on the grave of their own credibility.


23 posted on 08/30/2010 11:15:12 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

I think a “V” of geese flew overhead also, and got some attention.


24 posted on 08/30/2010 11:16:02 AM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: jimbo123

Everyone should take a look at jimbo123’s posts on the thread from Saturday: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2579361/posts

The owner of the company is a Micheal Moore groupie.


25 posted on 08/30/2010 11:16:53 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (I made a prank call...pretended I was a mime.)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

We were there and a white, Bell Jet Ranger helicoptor, with blue markings (not News, medical or military - just normal general aviation numbering), made two full laps of the area at two different altitudes (estimate about 1000 & 2000 feet). There were 2 photographers sitting in the open door, filming the crowd. The two passes, at different altitudes, gave them a decent view of the crowd, including thousands under the trees (seeking some shade).

That was when Glenn made the comments about “somebody is interested enough to violate the air space”. Either Glenn’s team got permission or they took the chance - either way, I think it was Glenn’s team that took the pictures and will generate a credible estimate.


26 posted on 08/30/2010 11:23:30 AM PDT by Tandem (Restore honor and the other pieces will fall into place.....)
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To: I still care

Yes they did, just as the first video was starting. It was like natures own flyover.


27 posted on 08/30/2010 11:25:10 AM PDT by MP5 (The Only Easy Day was Yesterday)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

As Mr G pointed out.... an Ohio State football game gets over 100 thousand in the stadium. I think this crowd was bigger than that.


28 posted on 08/30/2010 11:39:45 AM PDT by Grammy
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To: Lucky9teen
Hey whatever number makes them feel happy they can use. Everyone else knows the truth. Ignoring the truth is part of the Lefty doctrine. They live in an imaginary world of their own. I have a feeling that on November 2nd they will be asking, how could this happen. We never saw this coming!
29 posted on 08/30/2010 12:10:06 PM PDT by ecsmceo (http://www.roadmap.republicans.budget.house.gov/)
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To: Lucky9teen
Hey whatever number makes them feel happy they can use. Everyone else knows the truth. Ignoring the truth is part of the Lefty doctrine. They live in an imaginary world of their own. I have a feeling that on November 2nd they will be asking, how could this happen. We never saw this coming!
30 posted on 08/30/2010 12:10:33 PM PDT by ecsmceo (http://www.roadmap.republicans.budget.house.gov/)
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To: Servant of the Cross
>>the Mall can hold 200,000 people.
 
That's not The Mall, but rather the "Reflecting Pool" - the left rectangular blue area on the left in the map below.
 
"The Mall" is to the East. The land between the GW monument and the US Capital building - between the red buildings in the map below.
 
 
 
http://www.washington-landmarks.com/map_national_mall.html
 
Still a nice turnout whatever the numbers.

31 posted on 08/30/2010 1:14:41 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

“This number is fake but accurate.”


32 posted on 08/30/2010 2:11:21 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: DoughtyOne

I’m surprised they didn’t say “87,126, plus or minus a few people who may have just been checking the place out.” You know, for accuracy.


33 posted on 08/30/2010 2:15:00 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: scott7278

Yes, LOL, I hear ya. Why the raging ambiguity? :-)


34 posted on 08/30/2010 2:22:45 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: panzerkamphwageneinz
It was about 275-300K.

Having looked at several photos of the rally in relationship to other known rally, I would think that is a fair guesstimate

In the large scale of things, how petty of the main stream media to on purpose lower the number of people at the event. In the long run nobody is going to care and it will be completely meaningless after the dems are decimated in Nov

35 posted on 08/30/2010 2:22:45 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: LomanBill

Thanks for that clarification. I just copied the post from the other thread without thinking.


36 posted on 08/30/2010 2:39:52 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free ...)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

It’s a sad day when even MSNBC is more honest than CBS. One of their reporters today said as many as 300,000 were there. She also said it was a “perfect exercise in democracy”.

Yeah, I about fell out of my chair, too.


37 posted on 08/30/2010 3:15:16 PM PDT by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy
Here's a way to quantifiably show how CBS and the rest of the media is LYING.

Explanation is here

38 posted on 08/30/2010 4:22:41 PM PDT by Avoiding_Sulla (Yesterday's Left = today's status quo. Thus CONSERVATIVE is a conflicted label for battling tyranny.)
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