Restoring Honor attendance reporting — more MSM fraud

Restoring Honor Rally at the Lincoln Memorial

Restoring Honor Rally at the Lincoln Memorial

I was at the National Mall Saturday.  It was a huge crowd, much larger than the “tens of thousands” reported by the MSM.  I’ve been to many football games at the U of Tennessee, so I know what 100,000 people looks like.

For comparison purposes, I saw a photo (on the world-wide-interwebs) of an Obama election rally at the Gateway Arch  (St. Louis), which was reported to be 100,000 people.  I looked at areal shots of both venues (National Mall and Gateway Arch) at the same scale.  The Beck crowd was many times larger in size, although perhaps not as dense in some areas.  My best guess is 300,000 or more were there Saturday.  No way the crowd was smaller than 200,000.  I wouln’t scoff if you told me 500,000.

The remarkable thing about the crowd Saturday is that the rally got very little pre-publicity, except on Beck’s TV and radio shows.  I’m on a bunch of e-mail lists and I frequently get appeals to do this or that, especially when somebody is trying to drive up numbers.  I never once got an e-mail to come to the Lincoln Memorial.  (I was there because I just happened to be in DC last week.)  I wouldn’t have known about it if my wife hadn’t told me about it, so I was shocked to see so many people.

More important than attendance was the actual message.  More on that later.


4 Responses to “Restoring Honor attendance reporting — more MSM fraud”

  1. August 30th, 2010 at 3:30 am

    doug becker says:

    Looking forward to hearing your thought about the rally.
    IE: Was there anything meaningful with regards to the unborn?

  2. August 30th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Fletcher says:

    I actually didn’t get there until noon. Late getting up (my bad). I-66 backed up. No parking at the train station. I’m going to have to watch the video to see the speeches. I do know Dr. Alveda King was speaking when I arrived.

  3. September 5th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Nancy Uhde says:

    Doug, do a search for Alveda King’s speech at the rally. I’d say that was very meaningful.

  4. October 4th, 2010 at 8:59 am

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