WSPA's website conservatively reported the crowd size as "more than a thousand", which is technically true, but looking at the photos in the post below it is clear that a hell of a lot more than 1000 people attended. There was easily a thousand people standing on the parking garage and sitting on the steps leading to it. Why fudge the numbers so negatively? The genius that posted this report probably has his wife/girlfriend convinced of other mathematical improbabilities too. And they all would make lousy carpenters.
In the same report, Mr. Mathematician failed to mention the size of the crowd at the "Save Our Schools rally" which was jointly held by a hip hop radio station and the Greenville County Democratic Party. Notice also the tight shots of that rally. A wider angle would have shown maybe a 100 people tops. And every TV station that filed a report used the same guy for their interview comments. He must have been the only one speaking something other than ebonics in the whole crowd. Good grief!
The Greenville Democratic Party reported on their website that "several hundred" people attended the "SOS" rally. Well, drop the "hundred" and you might be getting close to the truth; for, in fact, several people did show up. Somebody send these morons a hundred bucks and tell them that Sanford decided to pony up after all. Judging by their accounting abilities, they'll think they've hit the jackpot...and the schools will be saved by the windfall!!! Also, as of Sunday evening, co-sponsor of the event WJMZ had yet to post any news about their Friday night venture. We can't wait to get their head count.
WYFF was somewhat more accurate in their reporting, giving the SOS rally "more than a hundred" and the Tea Party upwards of 10,000 attendees.
Until Friday night, the largest tea party protest in Greenville had drawn about 2,000 people. Police said Friday night's crowd was five times as big, making it the biggest ever in South Carolina.
Whether there were 1000, 2000 or ten thousand people in attendance at the Tea Party, one thing is for certain, when the crowd chanted USA, USA, USA, the "hundreds" on the other side of the Bilo Center damn well heard it.