Glenn Beck's rally attendance is yet another controversy tied to the TV personality. Glenn Beck's "non-political" rally, held at the National Mall, garnered a lot of controversy from the get-go.
First, some civil rights leaders question Beck's motives for choosing the very same date and venue as the MLK "I have a dream" speech.
CBS news reported yesterday that the attendance at the rally was 87,000. That is the figure that we reported, as it came from a credible agency.
However, through several comments and several other blog posts on line it became apparent that there could be some disconnect in the true attendance at the "restoring honor" rally.
The Restoring Honor rally attendance could have really reached into the hundreds of thousands. Given the photos of the event, news coverage, and more - that estimate sounds a lot more palatable.
To put things in perspective, 87,000 people is about the same as a crowd for an Ohio State football game. It's a lot of people, but hardly the crowd viewed at the nation's capital yesterday.
So what do you think? Do you think CBS's estimate of 87,000 was accurate, or do you think Glenn Beck's rally attendance was well over that?