Restoring Honor attendance reporting — more MSM fraud
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.
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