But you can keep clinging to that NYT quote from NBC if it makes you feel better.
EDIT: Nothing on NBC News website backing up the NYT. They only mentioned the permit number. Check for yourself.
Or keep clinging to the NYT misquote.
Hey, 87,000 is not a bad number.
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While the turnout was good, which one would have expected given that Beck has been promoting the gathering for almost a year now, the speech itself wasn't. The “Good Reverend” Beck had no great insights, no new inspiration to share, just rehashing tired out, old clichés about self improvement. I expect that all those Beck followers to be tithing and praying on their knees with the door open from now on!
“Real environmentalists live in cities, and they visit what's left of the wilderness as gently and respectfully as possible.” — Donna Moulton, letter to the editor, Tucson Weekly, published on August 23, 2001
Look, the numbers will come in and we'll split the difference. But no one is standing behind 300k.
You need U2 and the Boss to get those numbers.
Hey, Bachman got 1K over by the Washington Monument. Of course, that was after the Beck 'Restitching' Event broke up.
Wow, Barb had a lead-in of 87K and could only draw 1K, she's losing it.
Edit: Here's what 200K looks like --
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2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
Jeez! You've been holding on to that 9-12 deal for a long time -- almost a year. Let it go, bud. It wasn't personal.
Tell you what, whatever number you came up with is good enough for me. 6 Million-Billion Patriots!! Feel better?
There were only 200,000 at the inauguration? I heard there was a LOT more than that.