One of These Things is Not Like the Other
I don't understand why people have to lie about the size of their rallies. Glenn Beck's little tea party was a respectable 50,000, or so. Not huge, considering that the right wing media machine had been pimping it for free for months, but respectable.
I think that statistics guru Nate Silver put it best
[Matt Kibbe, President of the lead organizing group, Freedomworks] did the equivalent of telling people that his penis is 53 inches long.
That's a pretty good metaphor for the fringe right.