Some bloggers are trying to use Metro rail rider ship numbers to show how many people attended the 9/12 DC rally.
It does not seem like an accurate way to calculate the crowd to me but let us take a look at the numbers:
Giving a difference of 74,851 rides, but that isn’t the whole story. One thing that may be a factor is that the Labor Day Holiday took place 6 days later in 2009 than in 20008. It may also be note worthy that rider ship is trending down for 2009. But there was also the National Black Family Reunion held 9/12and 9/13. Let’s look at a larger sample:
Average Saturday 315,454
Average Saturday 312,417
If we measure rider ship from 9/12 against the average from 2008 then there is an additional 122,170 riders. If we measure rider ship from
The Internet is a snooze you loose type of place. I waited to make this post and see that Mr. Tim Blair has posted much of the facts that I posted:
And Charles Johnson has fired back:
This is the kind of stuff that makes politics fun.