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    Glenn Beck Rally Sparks Debate Over Crowd Size

    Glenn Beck rally sparks debate over crowd size - Yahoo! News

    Apparently, Glenn is estimating the crowd size at 5 times what aerial photography shows the attendance was (96,000).

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    Re: Glenn Beck Rally Sparks Debate Over Crowd Size

    I am going to go with the results of "I have no effing clue."

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    Re: Glenn Beck Rally Sparks Debate Over Crowd Size

    Sad thing is it won't surprise me if next week people are still arguing over how many people were there.

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    Re: Glenn Beck Rally Sparks Debate Over Crowd Size

    NBC is estimating the crowd at 300,000. I've read several reports that the CBS estimate was laughable.

    Washington officials do not make crowd estimates, but NBC News estimated the turnout at 300,000, while Mr. Beck offered a range of 300,000 to 650,000. By any measure it was a large turnout.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/us...beck.html?_r=1

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    Re: Glenn Beck Rally Sparks Debate Over Crowd Size

    CBS's 96k seems silly, as does the 500k from beck. I would expect it's probably right around the 300k mark that most of the news organizations (and unofficial Park's service count) listed.

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    Re: Glenn Beck Rally Sparks Debate Over Crowd Size

    By any measure it was a large turnout.
    That's the right way to look at it. It was a large amount.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Glenn Beck Rally Sparks Debate Over Crowd Size

    Lotta crowd-size envy these days...

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    Re: Glenn Beck Rally Sparks Debate Over Crowd Size

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Lotta crowd-size envy these days...
    People use it as a form of validity --- if there were a lot of people, then there must be a valid reason. If there were only 10K, it would have been ridiculed and joked about by the absurd media and comedians hosting fake news shows. That there was "a lot" of people there at least shuts up the ridiculers.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Glenn Beck Rally Sparks Debate Over Crowd Size

    The CBS estimate is beyond ridiculous.


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    Re: Glenn Beck Rally Sparks Debate Over Crowd Size

    There were enough people there to warrant some serious pants ****ting by the Democrats.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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