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(The "few thousand" reference on the main page refers to the nutcases and potheads who showed up. Are you saying more of them were there?)
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::::USA Today reported the crowd as tens of thousands, not more than 100,000.  Moreover, at least 10,000 were bused in for free and probably many more simply showed up to hear the popular rock stars.  The "few thousand" reference on the main page refers to the nutcases and potheads who showed up.  Are you saying more of them were there?--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 20:45, 31 October 2010 (EDT)
 
::::USA Today reported the crowd as tens of thousands, not more than 100,000.  Moreover, at least 10,000 were bused in for free and probably many more simply showed up to hear the popular rock stars.  The "few thousand" reference on the main page refers to the nutcases and potheads who showed up.  Are you saying more of them were there?--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 20:45, 31 October 2010 (EDT)
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:::::I'm sure most of them were potheads and nutcases. It seems that you're saying most of them were not (only a "few thousand" of the "tens of thousands")!
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:::::But seriously, Andy, Breitbart is one of the best conservative news sources available today. The USA Today is a liberal rag. What are you doing? If you don't like the numbers that the best conservative news sources available choose to report, just don't report them. It seems desperate, if not misleading, to read between the lines of a USA Today article like that. [[User:KyleDD|KyleDD]] 20:58, 31 October 2010 (EDT)

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Changed the estimated size of the Rally, as the 50k to 100k numbers were not cited and I various estimates put the numbers between 200k to 250k. I hope we can be fair and balanced about this, since clearly the Rally filled the whole mall. Based upon "conservative" estimates of Becks Rally, the Honor Rally had possibly over a million people. Since the photos from this rally very much rival becks rally of possible 500k to a million (of courting to some conservative(I use conservative naturally meaning right side of the political spectrum, and not meaning low ball numbers of course) argue Beck had over a million people attend), then by all means the Stewert/Colbert Rally must have had similar numbers. This of course means that if we assume that Glenn Beck's Rally had over a million, it is possible that the Restoring Sanity/Keep fear alive rally had over a million. So my numbers might be conservative(in this case meaning low ball numbers). —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sorge (talk)

Don't know the answer, but keep in mind that many attended the "Restore Sanity" rally to hear the popular rock stars, and I'm not sure it's fair to include the number of people who attend to hear a popular rock concert in the rally figures. Would we also, for example, include how many people were attending a football game that day if the home team was playing?--Andy Schlafly 00:37, 31 October 2010 (EDT)
Three things. One, the estimates are higher than the 60,000 Comedy Central park request found in this ref but a million, don't think so. [1] Two, I'd prefer to see a ref with a more trustworthy estimate than the liberal shills of the Huffington Post. Third, fair and balanced is a news channel slogan, we don't give equal time to half truths.--Jpatt 00:45, 31 October 2010 (EDT)
Fourth: MoveOn.org and the HuffingtonSmear are not reputable news sources. Gods speed to you. --ṬK/Admin/Talk 04:04, 31 October 2010 (EDT)
Breitbart reported an estimate of 215,000. We have an agenda of minimizing and dismissing this rally, but we shouldn't go so far as to mislead readers by intentionally underreporting the crowd size (e.g. the main page reporting a misleading "few thousand"). If the crowd size was more than we would like to report, don't report it. It's not very important anyway. KyleDD 19:56, 31 October 2010 (EDT)
USA Today reported the crowd as tens of thousands, not more than 100,000. Moreover, at least 10,000 were bused in for free and probably many more simply showed up to hear the popular rock stars. The "few thousand" reference on the main page refers to the nutcases and potheads who showed up. Are you saying more of them were there?--Andy Schlafly 20:45, 31 October 2010 (EDT)
I'm sure most of them were potheads and nutcases. It seems that you're saying most of them were not (only a "few thousand" of the "tens of thousands")!
But seriously, Andy, Breitbart is one of the best conservative news sources available today. The USA Today is a liberal rag. What are you doing? If you don't like the numbers that the best conservative news sources available choose to report, just don't report them. It seems desperate, if not misleading, to read between the lines of a USA Today article like that. KyleDD 20:58, 31 October 2010 (EDT)