Skip to comments.Glenn Beck rally sparks debate over crowd size
Posted on 08/30/2010 10:53:29 AM PDT by Justaham
Glenn Beck kicked off Monday's radio show by thanking the many attendees at Saturday's "Restoring Honor" rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial at least 500,000 by his count. Beck said he's "still waiting on the real number" and plans to look closely during his 5 p.m. Fox News show at photos of the large crowd assembled on the National Mall.
The rally which took place on the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the memorial drew a good deal of controversy, with civil rights leaders holding a countermarch. But the event largely kept free of overt political references, as Beck (a longtime scourge of the Obama White House) had pledged it would. It stressed religious themes, together with celebrations of noncontroversial virtues such as charity and national service.
Even though Beck is still tabulating a crowd estimate, it can be expected to be significantly higher than the number CBS News reported over the weekend: 87,000.
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The left has nothing better to do than to debate crowd sizes.
According to Park Services info the Reflecting Pool area holds 250,000. The adjacent “overflow’ field holds 250,000. Combine that and add the uncountable masses underneath the trees for shade and those massed at the Washington monument and those gathered around the Lincoln memorial and you come up with just a tad more than 87,000 !
I look at it this way, just as I did after the 9/12 rally. The libs grossly understated the crowd size last year too. While most accounts put the size over a million, the lefties insisted it was only in the “tens of thousands.” I say let the libs stay in denial about the crowd size. It seems to give them some measure of momentary comfort in their pathetic little irrelevant lives. The truth is on our side.
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 Glenns team got permission or they took the chance - either way, I think it was Glenns team that took the pictures and will generate a credible estimate.
It sure was. I’m glad he didn’t succumb to a blubber fest though. Our young men get enough of that indoctrination in the media and at school. Let them see a man that can keep his composure once in a while too.
As I said on an earlier thread... an Ohio State football game gets over 102 thousand in their stadium. I think there were more there than that.
Crowd size isn't the only "thing" where size is an issue for domoRats.
Exactly, and at Michigan there’s over 110K ;)
I was disgusted having to watch that Saturday morning CNN newstwat rolling her eyes and such... pitiful excuse for coverage.
If our Liberal Media was around in 1863
Philadelphia Gazette November 20th 1863
Reported by: Christopher Jedediah Mathews
LINCON ADDRESS SPARKS DEBATE OVER CROWD SIZE
In his address at Gettysburg yesterday, Mr. Lincoln said, The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, and Lincoln is dead-on right. The actual crowd size is highly disputed. It looked puny to me. And people were seen leaving in droves bored by the long speeches that preceded Lincoln. Lincolns address itself was not delivered well, its words poorly chosen. And without a microphone (because they havent been invented yet) the people in the back had a hard time hearing him.
On to more important news - In last night’s Emmy’s, My American Cousin lost out on an Emmy for Best New Comedy Play. Certainly this play will not survive another season, nor will Lincolns speech. Mark my Words.
If there were only 87,000 at Glenn Beck’s rally, then there were only 33,000 at MLK rally.
(Go Bucks, beat Michigan)
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