CBS had reported that Beck's attendance was at 87,000 whereas other estimates had a much higher figure - some as high as 500,000.
Once again, Beck's attendance is called in to light. Stewart's rally according to CBS brought in 215,000. Does this indicate that the Comedy Central rally turnout was greater than that staged by the popular Fox News personality?
Not necessarily. We won't ever know the exact count of people who were present at the event. Furthermore, does it really even matter? What matters is that people were inspired. They were inspired by the Beck rally and were once again inspired by the Jon Stewart rally.