Thursday, September 17, 2009

Size Isn't Everything: Update

A couple of days ago, I blogged about the size of the crowd on the Washington D.C. mall this past weekend "protesting" excessive government.

The Leftist Elite Media reported numbers ranging from 30,000 to 75,000. Even Bill O'Reilly quoted the figure 75,000 because a Washington city official cited that figure as an unofficial "guess" while at the same time saying that the city does not guestimate crowd sizes or release those numbers.

Left wing blogs downplayed the rally, claiming the numbers were small. The Leftist Elite Media (NBC, ABC, CBS, NYTimes, etc) said the crowd was "a few thousand" people.

Well, now more accurate numbers are available. A number of websites are citing sources that have done extensive research of video and photos of the event and those sources are now saying that about 325,000 people were involved in the march and as many as 500,000 to 600,000 were present at the Mall protest.

While there are no "official" numbers, and never will be, these numbers appear to be the most accurate. These numbers also eclipse the best estimates of the "million man march," which probably involved closer to 100,000 African Americans.

As I said before, size isn't everything, but I think the way the numbers are being reported is an interesting side story in and of itself.


Opus #6 September 17, 2009 at 11:37 PM  

Thank you for this detailed post. I admit to much curiosity about these facts. It makes sense. Some folks didn't even arrive until 12 noon. So counting the march misses all of them.

Chuck September 18, 2009 at 7:06 AM  

The reality is that the MSM has crossed over from being slanted to out and out lying about what they report.

Linda September 18, 2009 at 7:54 AM  

No, size doesn't count, but the votes will count, at least in most of the country, excluding Chicago and FL, so, Americans, get out and vote in 2010! Let's get those liberal, lyin', congressmen and women, and senators out of office!

Opus #6 September 18, 2009 at 11:40 AM  

Linked you from my latest story.

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