Sunday, August 29, 2010

Not Bad: Gateway Pundit Only Exaggerates Beck Crowd Size by 404,000

Yesterday, Jim "Gateway Pundit" Hoft claimed the crowd size at Glenn Beck's crazy rally was 500,000, based on the high end of an estimate from Glenn Beck. Actually, according to a professional crowd-size estimating company hired by CBS News, the number was 87,000 with a margin of error of plus or minus 9,000.

However, the last time there was a rally in D.C. the fire department said there were 70,000 people there, and Hoft hilariously claimed 2,000,000. So this is actually a great improvement for him!

Last time he exaggerated by 1,930,000 and twenty-eight times the actual attendance. This time, he only exaggerated by a mere 404,000 and five times the actual attendance. This is the closest thing to honesty from Hoft in well over a decade.


  1. The Teabagger community organizer, Dana Loesch, said the crowd was "700K guestimate".

  2. Actually that is funny because Dana, on her radio show blog, puts the crowd at 700,000.