by the Left Coast Rebel
As one would expect, far-left, sources (yes, even the site Crooks and Liars, home of the hippie punching blogger) are claiming that yesterday's October 2 'One Nation' rally's attendance exceeded Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor Rally of August 28.
Too bad this aerial picture of the One Nation rally has surfaced (go here for a 3000 + pixel version of the One Nation aerial picture, according to the meta data, it is from 12:04 EDT, just after the start of the event. ):
Updated: This photo was taken from the Washington Memorial. The key is to narrow in on the lawn areas to the left and the right of the reflective pool. As the AP notes, "Organizers claimed they had as many participants as Beck's rally. But Saturday's crowds were less dense and didn't reach as far to the edges as they did during Beck's rally." Many of the press photos of One Nation are cleverly shot in front of the Lincoln Memorial, thus giving the illusion of a far greater crowd size.
Let's juxtapose the One Nation aerial picture with a very similar one from Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally:
Updated: American Power has a date-stamped, side by side version of the above:
Another beyond the aerial picture of the One Nation rally disregarded by the press is just how undeniably far-left the crowd was. Here is a picture from Doug Ross's "15 Photos from the One Nation Rally...."
Be sure to check out the rest of Doug Ross's pictures from the One Nation rally. Jim Hoft has proof that press sources used photos from Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally to juice the attendance.
Also check out Marooned in Marin's "One Nation (of Commies, Unions and..."
Charlie Martin at PJM provides a very fair estimate of the One Nation rally here and proves that Crooks and Liars fulfill the latter part of their name, "there isn't a satellite passing by overhead, anytime you want one," he says.
American Power has a great writeup as well as Just a Conservative Girl who attended the event. Also check out Rational Nation's post if you missed it along with War Planner.
Updated: Super link-gatherer Geri M. tipped me on the following Publius post:
Surprising? Not hardly.
The extremists of the left-wing had their march yesterday and now look at the garbage they left on our National Mall in Washington D.C.
This disgusting video shows what a few foreign tourists found on the Nation Mall in D.C. after the pigs and slobs of the left-winger’s “On Nation” rally left that public space. A pig sty mess left for our tax dollars to have to pay to clean up. Just like a leftists to make others pa for their mess, isn’t it?
By comparison, the same space was clean as a whistle after Glenn Beck’s crowd left.
Updated: Sara in Italy has the best coverage, links, videos and pictures, wow!
Updated x2: At Memeorandum, via Gateway Pundit, high school students get class credit for attending leftist rally:
Not only were thousands of supporters given free rides by unions and the NAACP to the rally, far left teachers at High School for Math, Science and Engineering were giving students class credits to attend.
High School kids are forced to attend the one Nation rally in order to graduate. SSL (Student Service Learning) hours are required by many state governments to graduate High School, so kids must attend these rallies. Apparently, the organizers were willing to use any means to bring thousands to the rally.