11 thoughts on “What do you think?

  1. If that’s 8,000 people, then the anti-war demonstrations before the Iraq War started must have been — easily — a kajillionbillion.

  2. That crowd is a few hundred – I learned this art from the police, who estimate the crowds at the rallies I attend.

  3. I counted a group of one hundred, which covered a fingertip. then I fingured there were about 25 fingertip fulls and add a margin of error and came up with about 3000.

  4. Maybe get similar pictures from the CrazyLegs Run next weekend (or from last year), and compare?

  5. Funny–the ‘estimates’ are almost identical here in Baton Rouge, ranging from AP’s ‘about a thousand’ to organizer claims of around three thousand. The local paper says ‘thousands’ but hedges — they were describing the events around the country.
    In 2003 about a thousand people attended an anti-war march in New Orleans. The Pic barely covered it and I don’t recall seeing a story in the Baton Rouge paper.
    Your librul media.

  6. Was there any doubt the numbers were gonna be inflated? And knowing the astroturfing, I’m wondering if in some areas the number of attendees may be further inflated by having paid actors. Plus, how many of the folks were there as onlookers vs participants?
    But dumb question: How do your pictures in this article compare to the pictures of the Washington Mall for Obama’s inarguration?

  7. Well, if you subtract the number of Fox anchors from any of the locations you come up with 10.

  8. Not too impressive…my gf went to her bank less than a block away during the protest in Madison and she wasn’t even aware that there WAS a protest until after she got back to work and I told her!

  9. I think the local TV station estimated its numbers cumulatively (that is, they started counting with the first person to arrive and then counted through the last one still there).

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