New crowd size estimate for September 12 gathering!
Most numbers were around 75,000. Some (e.g. at Fox "News" and various hard-right bloggers) suggested it approached 2 million.
But there's a bigger estimate from Orly Taitz
. From her website: (she uses the continental-European convention of a comma as a decimal separator
How long will it take for those citizens to revolt? Washington Post has written that 8 out of 10 Americans know about [the Obama birth certificate] issue. According to AOL-it’s 85%. This number is growing. How long will those people be silent? 4,5 million marched on Washington DC on September the 12th.
4.5 million. That's a lot of people.
Naturally, in the comments section for this report (at Salon) you get smart alec stuff like this:
"4.5 million marched on 9/12"
Surely you underestimate, Ms.Titz!
I heard from several reputable sources it was closer to 45 million. The liberal media keeps trying to reduce the number of True Patriots in attendance that glorious day ...
Gathered at my house just the other day, it was a blow out party ...
75,000 is laughably, unrealistically low. The three main sources are the hand-count of 450,000, the photo taken from the capitol building showing the entire mall filled with people except for the patch that was roped off, and the traffic camera that showed the biggest continuous mass of people I've ever seen in my life.
The left has done itself a disservice by doubling down on a number that is laughably unbelievable. Given the choice between a dubiously large figure (2,000,000 or 4,500,000) and a blatantly false figure (75,000), dubiously large trumps blatantly false.
What I find absolutely amazing is that, in this era of modern technology and media saturation, that no helicopter photos appear to exist. That's just stunning. I just don't understand how that happened.