ABC News never had a problem with huge crowd estimates during liberal/moonbat gatherings. But they're quick to throw up this bailout on their report of 2 million in attendance at yesterday's rally.
"Conservative activists, who organized a march on the U.S. Capitol today in protest of the Obama administration's health care agenda and government spending, erroneously attributed reports on the size of the crowds to ABC News. Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks, the group that organized the event, said on stage at the rally that ABC News was reporting that 1 million to 1.5 million people were in attendance.At no time did ABC News, or its affiliates, report a number anywhere near as large. ABCNews.com reported an approximate figure of 60,000 to 70,000 protesters, attributed to the Washington, D.C., fire department. In its reports, ABC News Radio described the crowd as "tens of thousands." Brendan Steinhauser, spokesman for FreedomWorks, said he did not know why Kibbe cited ABC News as a source. As a result of Kibbe's erroneous attribution, several bloggers and commenters repeated the misinformation."Via this time lapse Youtube video we can see the crowd fill Pennsylvania Avenue and before the day
was done it filled the mall as well.
By the way the DC Fire department only estimates the count based on permit info and approximate land usage, therefore their "estimate" is worthless. This is from USA Today before THE ONE'S Inauguration that showed how many people would be in attendance if the areas in yellow were filled. It equals over 1 million and indeed both areas and then some were filled yesterday.
Nice try ABC.