Well, now the difference in numbers reported makes sense. Some were reporting the entire crowd – others were reporting those who were really there to see Obama!
Michael P. Tremoglie Talks
Obama’s Berlin ‘Smoke And Mirrors’ Speech
By: Michael P. Tremoglie, The Bulletin
Germany’s official international broadcaster, Deutsche Well, reported that, “Berlin welcomed Barack Obama like a superstar. … Obama gave a rhetorically impressive speech in the tradition of great U.S. presidents such as Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy …”
Yet, in all the reporting about Mr. Obama’s speech in Berlin, not once was it reported by the major media outlets in America or Europe that Mr. Obama’s appearance was preceded by two free concerts by Reggae artist Patrice and rock artist Reamonn. Both are very popular performers in Germany.
With all the comparisons with Kennedy’s “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech and Reagan’s “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” speech, I do not recall either of those speeches being preceded by free reggae and rock concerts. I do not think Kennedy or Reagan needed the cheap publicity stunt of a free concert by a popular singing star to attract a crowd.
This is not the first time Mr. Obama has used a marquis name singer to draw a crowd and make it seem that the crowd was there for him. During Mr. Obama’s May speech in Portland, he was preceded by a free concert given by The Decemberists. This group has drawn rave reviews by Rolling Stone magazine.
It seems now that Mr. Obama’s speech in Minneapolis last June to acknowledge, unofficially, that he was the Democratic Party presidential nominee was also elaborately staged. The media reported thousands of people attended that speech too. Yet, there was no word about who the headline act was.
You can read the whole story here.
Shakespeare once wrote
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!”
The authority of morality – God – has this to say about it:
Eph 5:11-14 Have nothing to do with the deeds produced by darkness, but instead expose them, for it is shameful even to speak of the things these people do in secret. But everything exposed to the light is revealed clearly for what it is, since anything revealed is a light.
I’m just saying….