One million Italians held a demonstration yesterday for their Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, according to Italian sources. Die Tagesschau originally also had this count, but now has changed it to 300,000, taking on the estimate from the left-wing opposition. Demonstrations for a power still in office are a great rarity of which left-oriented politicians especially can only dream. The press in Germany is reacting with according sourness against the power holders as well.
Der Spiegel recounted more precisely because there were still a “few tens of thousands” who allowed themselves to be compelled to demonstrate for the hated dictator. Totally accurate research might even result in showing that really there was not one person there, because the few that did show up were allowed to “demonstrate” by the ruling boss himself, and that he “carted them there together from all over Italy.” Left-wing journalists only know it like the way things normally are with their political friends in Cuba, Iran and North Korea. The following is from a quality report by SPIEGEL:
Ruling Boss Berlusconi: Answer to “Unjust Attacks”
Shortly before important local elections, Italy’s ruling boss Silvio Berlusconi wants to steer the mood in the land: Using busses and three special trains, his party had supporters brought to Rome — to a national rally for solidarity. Tens of thousands demonstrated for the embattled Premier.
Rome — The Italian ruling boss Silvio Berlusconi had his followers demonstrate for his government in the capital eight days before important local elections. Tens of thousands streamed into Piazza San Giovanni in Rome Saturday in order to strengthen the backing of conservative Berlusconi and his ruling party “People for Freedom” (PdL) with a national rally for solidarity.
“Love always overcomes envy and hate,” was the slogan that was presented at their demonstration. It implicates the Left of making a “hate-filled” pursuit of Berlusconi. The PdL organization announced that more than one million people had assembled in Rome, there wasn’t a subsequent independent estimate. The statements of various news agencies fluctuated: the word being anywhere from several tens of thousands to several hundred thousand.
The German Press of Quality has distanced itself from a hate-filled news coverage. There rules a certain resentment because more and more neighboring countries, Swiss, Dutch and Italians misunderstand democracy and express opinions that don’t appear in the German SPIEGEL, that now as before considers itself to be the leading medium for proper opinions in the world. In any case, it is profitable to make a more accurate recount according to the pictures on Italian television. Perhaps there were maybe a few hundred that Berlusconi “had demonstrate” for him.