- May 19, 2009
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/us/politics/29beck.html?_r=1Washington 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.
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.Lotta crowd-size envy these days...
The size of the crowd does matter. They're all voters and for every one person, there's probably twenty that think the same way.The size of the crowd doesn't matter. The validity of the facts does. Beck has already been shown to have lied on more than one occasion, willfully and blatantly.
So by your math and the estimates.The size of the crowd does matter. They're all voters and for every one person, there's probably twenty that think the same way.
Unfortunately no one has been able to find that estimate on the NBC News site. NYT should check there source on that. I believe they were referring to what the permit would allow.NBC is estimating the crowd at 300,000. I've read several reports that the CBS estimate was laughable.
If you're going to play numbers games, you should guess how many people weren't there, but wanted to be.So by your math and the estimates.
96 000 = 1 920 000 Voters.
300 000 = 6 000 000 Voters.
500 000 = 10 000 000 Voters.
Doesn't seem like a game changer to me.
Is petty squabbling about the number of people there how the founders, Jesus Christ, and our military would restore our honor?Sharptons coming on O'Reilly in a few minutes. Maybe bill will ask him to make a guess.