Number, schmumbers. Who cares exactly how many people turned up at Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity? The real question is: Whose was bigger: Stewart's or Glenn Beck's? In the battle of the rallies, Stewart's DC turnout "trounced" Beck's, declares the Independent, citing an "official arbiter"—a CBS News-commissioned analysis—that put Stewart's march tally at 215,000, compared with Beck's 87,000, determined by the same analysis.
As for the rally's impact, the jury is still out. There's simply "no agreement on whether it was a powerful answer to the Tea Party, a popular uprising against the media, or just a hilarious free show," concludes the paper.