Glenn Beck's rally attendance controversy continues, and CBS news explained yesterday how the 87,000 crowd estimate came to be. Those who actually went to the Glenn Beck rally believe that far more people came than the 87,000 reported by the news agency.
The article points out that although the photos and videos look like hundreds of thousand of people were present, looking at the photos and videos alone doesn't take into consideration how tightly packed those in attendance were. That means that a rather large crowd can look small and vice versa.
Still yet, Beck and others say there were hundreds of thousands of people present. Beck is in the position where it's expected to over exaggerate how many people were at the rally. However the disparity in the numbers is alarming.
What's the cause? Are the "scientific" estimates correct? If so, does Beck want to make the crowd sound larger?? Are the estimates of people who attended correct? If so, does that mean that the current administration has something to worry about?