Glenn Beck: Hilarious crowd reports

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GLENN: Two words: Thank you. What an amazing, amazing weekend. Thank you. Thank you for trusting me with your time. Thank you for trusting me with your hard earned money to be able to get across the country. Thank you for coming in, what is the media saying? Tens of thousands. We’re still waiting for the real number. We have obviously you’ve seen them overhead shots. We have we’ll show you tonight the comparisons of crowds in the past. The number is at least 500,000. The high estimate I have heard is a million. I don’t personally believe that. I believe that it could be as high as 650, maybe 700, but I think the number is probably closer to 5 to 600,000.

PAT: You know it’s big, though, when even MSNBC is citing the number 500,000. Scarborough said it, what, three times this morning?

GLENN: Yeah, this morning.

PAT: In the report they are spending all kinds of time on this item.

GLENN: So you know that and you know that it’s big when no one will print the number. Only CBS News said it was 87,000, which is just I mean, look at the pictures.

PAT: Ridiculous.

GLENN: 87,000? Wait, how did you even come up with that? It’s 23,471.

STU: It’s insane. If you had 87,000 people there, then the capacity, the largest crowd you could possibly have is, what, 100,000? We’ve quoted how many different rallies there that have happened over the years that have been 200,000 and 300,000 and 400,000. It’s insulting and whoever made that estimate literally should shutter the doors of their company, terrible.

GLENN: If you look at the photos, you go to the Restoring Honor page, the Glenn Beck Restoring Honor page and look for the photos and click on the, what is it, the five photos of just the crowd, what is incredible is when you see the aerial photo, understand that there is that the trees are blocking a lot of the crowd. So if you go one, two, three, four, five photos down, you see the beginning of what’s under the trees. And what’s under the trees is remarkable. Absolutely remarkable.

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PAT: I mean, there were 87,000 people at 6:00 in the morning, you know? They didn’t start until 10:00.

GLENN: There were thousands the night before.

PAT: Yep.

GLENN: And we haven’t even had a chance to talk about the revival that happened at the Kennedy Center. What happened at the Kennedy Center was possibly more remarkable than what happened at the mall on Saturday.

My fear is and I don’t want to spend a lot of time talking about what the media has said because they have proven themselves to be, in my opinion they have proven themselves to be so untrustworthy and so out of touch that it’s really not even worth reviewing. I mean, I know Pat is itching to review. How many times on this program did I say, media, be careful what you’re saying and what you’re printing because you don’t know what’s on the program. No one has asked me what was on the program.

PAT: Oh, no, they did. MSNBC reported right before the program what was on the program.

VOICE: You have plenty of people as you mentioned set to speak. You have Sarah Palin today about 10:40, Michele Bachmann, congressman from Minnesota also set to speak, a tea party favorite as well as Dick Armey also expected a little later today.

PAT: So how did you enjoy Michele Bachmann and Dick Armey’s speech?

GLENN: I didn’t know she was there. Oh, I saw her in the VIP section. I did see her down in the crowd during my speech.

STU: She was probably at some point, spoke to the person sitting next to her.

GLENN: She did speak at the rally.

PAT: She, nor Dick Armey spoke at this rally, nor were they on schedule, they were never scheduled to speak.

GLENN: It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter.