Stewart/Colbert Rally Drew More Than Double the Attendees of Glenn Beck’s Gathering, Estimates Say
November 1, 2010
(ChattahBox US News) – With gatherers crowding the nation’s Capitol on Saturday, estimates of how many people attended the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” ranged widely—but a scientific study has pinned down the tally, rawstory.com reports. AirPhotosLive.com, a company that creates estimates for government agencies such as the U.S. Border Patrol, estimated that 215,000 people attended the Saturday rally, hosted by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
That’s more than double the number of people who attended Glenn Beck’s August rally, AirPhotosLive.com determined. Beck may have thought he saw up to a half million people at his August Tea Party rally, but the scientific estimate noted that Beck’s “Restoring Honor” gathering drew 87,000 people, rawstory.com indicates.
CBS News hired AirPhotosLive.com to provide the estimates, which had a margin of error of plus/minus 10 percent. Beck balked at the comparison, but CBS responded by offering a detailed description of how AirPhotosLive came to its conclusions.