Glenn Beck Rally Attendance: How Many People Were At Restoring Honor Rally?

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Glenn Beck Rally Attendance: How Many People Were At Restoring Honor Rally? – Tens of thousands of people linked to the right wing of the American political spectrum took over Washington on Saturday for a demonstration dubbed “Restoring Honor Rally.”

The organizer of the event, radio and Fox News host Glenn Beck said that 300,000 to 500,000 people had gathered.

But according to an estimate based on aerial photographs, and CBS-TV only 87,000 supporters were in attendance. The former Republican candidate for Vice-President Sarah Palin, who some say will run in 2012, also addressed the crowd.

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The Glen Beck rally took place near the Lincoln Memorial, where the leader of the movement for civil rights Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech August 28, 1963.

The coincidence of dates has angered the black community, who accused “Tea Party” movement (a major component of Saturday’s rally ) of being racist.

For Glenn Beck, who accused Obama of anti-white racism, the coincidence is purely coincidental.

The movement accuses Barack Obama of wanting to turn the United States into a socialist country and frontally opposed his health care reform that passed earlier this year.

The Glenn Beck rally attendance was over 1000000 if you are a fan of Beck, 300000 for the host himself and less than 100000 for science and people not affiliated with any political parties.

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    • I was in attendance, all day at the rally and I walked from smithsonian metro to lincoln; the place was mobbed – the crowd was under the trees lining the reflection pool, all over a sports field, the crowd was crawling all over the WWII memorial, to say there were only a couple of hundred or even 87,000 is just not realistic. It is a one mile distance from Washington Monument to the Lincoln and the crowd was thick the entire way………..lets be realitic folks, it was a large, well behaved crowd that picked up their trash at the end.

      • all in attending were moronic hillbillies. If you polled his gatherers, they all believe in the Fox brainwash: Obama is a Muslim not born in the US, he passed the bank bailout and debt and deficit swelled under his watch… the facts are just the opposite.

        • Obama was born a Muslim
          We can speculate where his heart is.
          Debt and deficit quadrupled under Obama
          JUST WHAT FACTS ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
          Are you really that brain dead?

          • I was born Catholic. I went to Catholic school until 3rd grade.

            I have been a Methodist for 45 years.

            Can you speculate where my heart is?

        • BO did not pass the bank bailout that was done by Bush. Bo did pass the stimulus package, bo did push for the Tarp to be used to bailout 2 car companies, Bo did sign Health Care, BO signed multiple unemployment extensions, BO has spent more than any other Pres even with adjustments for inflation, BO financial reform, etc…..

          I just wonder how what he has passed is going to effect the deficit, my guess it is going to continue to increase to the point that we are just like Greece.

          • Yes, Bush passed authed the bank bailout, but only at BO’s request. YES, he is guilty by association. Bush was a part of the crime as well, under those terms. But I suspect that was out of a courtesy to prevent hindrance of what was already out of his control: BO’s agenda.

            Should he have denied it so as to distance himself? Maybe… maybe not. Again, yes, he is as guilty as the guy that gives the keys back to the drunk guy to drive himself. He is, but… I don’t believe he wanted it done, especially considering his decisions during the entire fall. He didn’t bail out OR show signs of wanting to bail out.

            He just wanted to make a graceful exit.

            Did it? – Yes
            Guilty? – Yes
            His agenda? – Not at all

            Bailout was not Bush’s agenda nor his desire.

        • Sounds like your the moronic idiot, only those who lash out in hate LIKE YOU are the reason for the message of 8/28 restoring honor. WHERES YOURS!!! Oh and I see how many people don’t like your comment, GROW UP and start taking responsibility for yourself and stop being such a hater. YOU HATER

      • I was there. It really does not matter what the MSM says anymore, they have absolutely no credibility. The place was left spotless.

    • I spoke to an older gentleman who waited at the souvenier shop on the next block. He couldn’t walk the distance because of bad knees and was afraid of falling. I told him even if his knees gave out…he wouldn’t hit the ground. Wall to wall. However, word of note. I was told I could go no further as it was shoulder to shoulder people. My grandson wanted to go into the Lincoln Memorial and so we parked our gear and braved the swarms of people. I found there were area’s that 2 chairs would have fit nicely, but it was a formidable walk of the masses.

  1. I was there and saw the lines for the subway. The crowd extended beyond the trees and all the way to the Washington monument. People were still showing up after the event started at 10am because buses ran late. It is HIGHLY likely 300-500k people were there. I have never seen a sea of people that large. The “scientists” could be wrong depending if there arial counts neglected counting people under trees and the time of day they did their count.

    • I was there and the packed group of WeThePeople stretched back past the WWII Memorial and halfway up the hill back to the Washington Monument. Weather was awesome, the company was beyond reproach, and I had a great view of the humongous Telescreen off to the left of Glenn, Sarah, and the honorable people who were recognized at yesterday’s ennobling event…MUD

  2. Just for the records, God knows how many were there!

    The problem with the reports of attendance are that most are biased to deter from the actual facts, that is a prime example as to why we were there.

    One day, and it won’t be long, honor, integrity and fact will return to news reporting!

    I can’t believe that we live in country that has developed into such a state that abscuring the truth would somehow be acceptable to any true citizen of the Uniited States of America.

  3. I was there. I have video to prove that the Main stream media are lying! The crowd was shoulder to shoulder from the lincoln memorial ALL THE WAY PAST the washington monument. CBS=Can’t believe sh*t…NBC=nothing but crap…….ABC=All bullsh*t channel…. There were many more people at this rally than would have ever been at the “million man march”.

  4. How sad that there are so many misinformed and ignorant people in this country that can be so easily manipulated to follow this joker (Glenn Beck). In the era of information at our fingertips, these people (Fox propaganda) have managed to spread so much disinformation and distorted information it is appalling.

    • Have you ever bothered to listen to him? You can’t dispute the facts Dan. It is ignorant, mis-informed people like yourself who are contributing to the downfall of this country. Keep drinking the koolaid Dan.

    • Believe what you want, Beck presents facts. No one manipulated us to be there. The rally’s purpose was to restore honor, something sorely lacking in today’s government and media. Faith, Hope and Charity and God. Sounds positive to me? Why would anyone have a problem with that?
      What’s your favorite kool-aid flavor?

  5. Believe it or not NBC/msnbc actually reported the crowd as 300,000. I emailed them and told them I was shocked and pleasantly surprised that they tried to tell the truth!! I think the crowd was 500,000. There is no way that it was only 87,000. I agree with J C Ohio…I look forward to the day when we can trust the media again.

  6. Let’s not forget that there were another 120,000 people watching on Facebook,with me, and who knows how many people watched it on CSPAN? One of the reasons people respect and admire Glenn is because he is sincere, speaks from his heart and tells the truth to the American people- unlike the government or the politicians.

  7. I not in the least bit surprised that the left would stoop to the same ole lies once again! Being there myself and with my family from fort lauderdale …… The crowds packed not only the reflection pool but overflowed left, right and all the way back to the Washington Monument. A DC resident of over a decade put the crowd @ approximately 500 to 600 thousand people. The aerial photos posted were without a doubt taken prematurely. They all seem to be taken before the overflow all the way back to the Monument. Is it any wonder why so many are soo disgusted with the never ending lies and distortions of the Left. That’s exactly WHY sooooo many gathered!!! GuNk God for cameras and video ….. Both of which I currently have in my possession. As they say …. A pictures worth thousands and thousands of words!

  8. PEOPLE LOOK, THERE ARE THOSE IN BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES WHO BENEFIT ON KEEPING THIS COUNTRIES CITIZENS DIVIDED. I WOULD NOT PUT IT PAST THEM MAKING COMMENTS ON THIS AND OTHER BLOGS TO KEEP PEOPLE WORKED UP. THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT WE ARE ALL AMERICANS AND I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE SEEN SUCH A SENSE OF DIVISION IN THIS COUNTRY.
    REGARDLESS TO ONE’S CHOICE PERSONALLY OF THIS NATIONS LEADER THROUGH OUR VOTING PROCESS, IF IT DID NOT WORK OUT TO ONE’S TASTE WE ALL STILL PULLED TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE CHOICE MADE BY THE PROCESS WE HAVE ALWAYS HAD.
    THERE ARE THOSE WHO ARE NOT EVEN FROM THIS COUNTRY WHO ARE COUNTING ON AMERICANS INABILITY TO CULTURALLY GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND PUT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO POLITICAL AND MEDIA INTITIES TO PUSH AN AGENDA THAT WILL ULTIMATELY BENIFIT “THEM” WHILE BRINGING THIS COUNTRY AND ITS CITIZENS DOWN.
    WAKE UP AMERICA THE BIBLE TEACHES US TO PRAY FOR OUR NATIONS LEADER AND IF THEY ARE DOING THINGS WRONG HE WILL ANSWER OUR PRAYERS BUT WE WILL NEVER BE SUCCESSFUL AS A NATION WHEN THE COUNTRY IS SO DIVIDED AND WON’T PULL TOGETHER FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF EVERY CITIZEN REGARDLESS OF WHO IS IN OFFICE.

  9. 87,000? Really? Please. My wife and brother’s in law were there and from their report it is as others tell it – wall to wall people and under the trees was packed to the brim with folks trying to stay in the shade. I would be surprised if the actual number isn’t well over 300K – more like 400 plus thousand folks.

    Good stuff. Keep the faith. November is a coming and then the naysayers will see for sure!

  10. What difference does it make how many people were there. The mind controlled right wing will get back in power because these Dumber Downs and most likely will finish the job that George Bush started. The final ruination of the country. Obama took on a job that he wasn’t qualified for taking on such a massive mess George left the country in. I wish Hillary would have won along with Bill in there. But, Rush Limbaugh had his mind controlled troops out there doing un-american immoral tactics to take her out of the race. And, look what happened. Obama came in. I think Obama just wanted to be the first black president. That’s all he really wanted. He’s definitely a one term.

    • Jakob, you need to research your facts. Rush Limbaugh was encouaging listeners to vote FOR Hillary. Obama seemed to be taking control of the race, and since Rush was less than enamored with McCain his theory was the best we could do is keep the Democrat mudslinging in the primary going as long as possible.

    • Did you actually say Bush’s name, is there no other way but to look backwards. OH WAIT, if you look backwards you don’t have to see the mess that is happening RIGHT NOW. Let me remind you that the democrats have had control in DC for the last six years. Do the math. OH YEAH, I am yawning!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. YALL HAVE NO IDEA!!!!! I was there. There was well over a million ppl. NO LIE!!! There were ppl. BHIND the woods! More ppl behind the woods than on the sides of th Lincoln pool. There were ppl all the way out to the Washington monument , ppl PACKED in the front of the Lincoln memorial, and behind it. I was on the right side facing the stage, we were PACKED!!!! Like u could not even walk a foot with out stepping On someone. AND there were ppl on the potters potties! So, SUCK on that.

  12. We took the Metro to Foggy. The locals that were on the train with us said the Metro would not run on regular schedule since the area was Blue. It didn’t.

    It was a complete sea of humanity at every turn.

    There were hippies and dippies. Rednecks and hillbillys…yup. There were kids. Surfers. Spics. WOPS. Jews.
    lol…every ethnic group represented. hmmm…..well almost every. Very curious.
    I don’t give a rip your ethniticity. Shall we make a life together or fight to the death of all of us over stupid words.

  13. Back around 1968 Minneapolis was pushing for gun control laws. I heard about a meeting on the law at a large theatre and attended. I got there early but there was only standing room left. I stood, and it gave me a very good view of the number of rows and the seating in each. I do not remember the count at this time but do remember the Minneapolis Star tribune account of that meeting the next day. It was about one third of those present and no one knows how many were turned away. I judged those speaking against the law were about 80%, and that’s conservative. Those that spoke in favor were few and the paper and TV correctly said a minister, a homemaker and a student spoke for the law and a hells angel motorcyclist, a grumpy old man and somebody from the NRA spoke against the law. They really didn’t lie because I don’t know when the took the count, but it was much before the meeting started or much after it ended and the three they mentioned speaking for the law? Well, I was there and it was the minister, his wife and daughter reading there script. Those speaking against the law would have been there all night had they not closed the meeting.
    That’s when I first learned of the liberal truth twisting press.

  14. ABC news is clueless. I was there and it was 1 mile just passing by thousands and thousands of people. No joke it was way over 500,000

  15. There was a 90 yr old man there in that heat. his son was pushing him in a wheelchair. I asked him if he was a WWII vet and he was and he told me that he would not have missed this event for anything. my own husband, 85, was seated with me and my friend on the 2nd row, 10′ in front of the podium with the cameras mounted beside our right shoulders. We were up very high and could see the 75K or so behind the stage who were sitting on or around the Lincoln Memorial steps. we could see the crowd extremely well behind us as could God above. i attended 9-12 last yr.and the number of people was never recorded properly, but no arrests, no garbage left and i knew i was in a crowd of people who were just like me…We want our country back from the arrogance of those who make laws and take liberties without considering the minds of “WE THE PEOPLE”…. Never an unkind word was spoken by participant nor by attendee in our hearing. When the event was over, the 200 on the stage along with us, got up, picked up our many water bottles give out to us by crew and again, left no mess for others to clean up, which would be a good mantra for Congress to adopt. My guess is that there were 600-700K there, but it doesn’t matter anyway…all who were there represented atleast 50-100 more who could not be there. GOD BLESS AMERICA.

  16. There was a 90 yr old man there in that heat. his son was pushing him in a wheelchair. I asked him if he was a WWII vet and he was and he told me that he would not have missed this event for anything. my own husband, 85, was seated with me and my friend on the 2nd row, 10′ in front of the podium with the cameras mounted beside our right shoulders. We were up very high and could see the 75K or so behind the stage who were sitting on or around the Lincoln Memorial steps. we could see the crowd extremely well behind us as could God above. i attended 9-12 last yr.and the number of people was never recorded properly, but no arrests, no garbage left and i knew i was in a crowd of people who were just like me…We want our country back from the arrogance of those who make laws and take liberties without considering the minds of “WE THE PEOPLE”…. Never an unkind word was spoken by participant nor by attendee in our hearing. When the event was over, the 200 on the stage along with us, got up, picked up our many water bottles given out to us by crew and again, left no mess for others to clean up, which would be a good mantra for Congress to adopt. My guess is that there were 600-700K there, but it doesn’t matter anyway…all who were there represented atleast 50-100 more who could not be there. GOD BLESS AMERICA.

  17. I wasnt there but I, like most, realise that there were surly more people than the press reported. ABC, CBS and NBC no longer have any credibility. 66% of US who love our country no longer belive what is printed or on TV news. Thank God for the internet. Yes our country will be restored to its glory. Nov 2010 will be the first installment. God is in control!

  18. Let’s see, the left wants us to believe as few as 87,000, the right wants us to believe 500,000?…somebodies missed the boat…probably the left…again! It’s not that the media can’t count, they just can’t tell the truth, because truth doesn’t fit their’s, or the left’s agenda. 87,000, really?, you tell me who’s trying to brainwash people.

  19. CBS is misleading people about their crowd estimate. They only counted people in the perimeter of the rally (from the Memorial around the reflecting pool to the Washington Monument) and NOT the crowds overflowing to the sides, which was hundreds of thousands. CBS is a bunch of liars.

  20. I really don’t care how many people were there or anywhere else but if you look at the overhead photos of the Becker event there were probably 75 – 125K there as an absolute max. You just don’t fit any more people there in that section of the mall.
    Still fairly large for a guy who is supposed to be on the finge. He does have 2.5 million viewers…

  21. What’s more interesting from our perspective about this Glenn Beck phenomenon is that “The Folks in Control,” however one might characterize them in terms of race, status, class, wealth, geographic location or whatever, allowed our current situation to develop over arguably the last 50 – 100 years, and now there are complaints by a vocal group of concerned citizens.

    Is it possible, as postulated by some, that the liberal, conservative, progressive, corporate and banking interests, and libertarian POWER FORCES in our society are laughing all the way to the bank, and that we minions with little money and power (the members of the Institute for Applied Common Sense included) are the ones complaining? And that because of new technological advances in communication and the power of the Internet, the voice of the minions is now being disseminated with greater force, essentially saying, “Stop! Enough is enough!”?

    Is this arguably populist movement somewhat similar to the one led by “the Great Commoner,” William Jennings Bryan at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Centuries?

    Is what we are experiencing simply the most vocal expression of the perhaps 80% of we citizens at the bottom of the heap?

  22. I AM SO PROUD TO HAVE BEEN THERE WITH MY DAUGHTER AND HER YOUNG FRIEND. THE LONGER NON BELIEVERS KEEP TALKING THE MORE THEY REVEAL ABOUT THEMSELVES.
    GLENN BECK HAS SOME ATONEMENT TO ATTEND TO BUT HE IS ON THE RIGHT PATH. WE NEED MORE LEADERS, MAYBE GLENN IS BECOMING ONE OF THEM.
    BLESS YOU MR BECK. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

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