Wildly conflicting reports filed about Beck rally crowd size
CNN contacted airphotoslive.com about the estimate they did for CBS News. A company official told CNN they used photos taken from their tethered balloons to shoot photos at the height of the crowd. They then had 3 experts use their own methodologies to evaluate the crowd. Company officials said they extrapolated the crowd size from 2-D and 3-D grids of the photographs marked off in small boxes.
But Michelle Bachman said there were 1,000,000. Who you goona believe?