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Jon Stewart's Was Bigger Than Beck's

But what did it all mean?
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 1, 2010 2:24 AM CDT
Updated Nov 1, 2010 7:45 AM CDT

(Newser) – 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.

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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. (Read more Jon Stewart stories.)

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