Sep
17

FAKE FIGURES

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A rookie police officer was asked the following exam question: “How would you go about dispersing a crowd?  He answered, “Take up an offering, it does it every time!”  This past week, Donald Trump, the current President of the United States and Barak Obama, the former President of the United States, gave campaign speeches.  And the contrast in crowd size, let alone enthusiasm, could not have been greater.  First, the Trump numbers.  The speech was in Billings, Montana, a relatively small city with a population of 170,000 people.  And how many came out for the “Donald” political rally?  The 12,000 seat arena was standing room only (with another 10,000 plus gathered outside, watching on a giant closed-circuit movie-size screen).  Second, the Obama numbers.  The speech was in Los Angeles, California, one of the world’s largest cities, with a population of 19,000,000.  And how many came out for the “Barak” political rally?  The 17,500 seat arena had just 750 people in it (and not one seat occupied, as the pittance few were  gathered down in front of the podium).  However,  you’d never know this startling difference in numbers by the news media coverage.  Not one of the major newspapers reported on the figures and not one of the national broadcasters turned their cameras on the crowd.  (The exception being Fox News.)  Instead, each rally was presented in such a way as if one was exactly the same as the other in size.  You know, there is an old saying, “Figures don’t lie.”  But when it comes to the liberal media -  I’m afraid liars don’t want us to know the figures.

CROWD CHUCKLE – Ronald Reagan

Speaking of the subject of crowds, when Ronald Reagan was President of the U.S., he was a staunch foe of communism.  And he told the following story regarding Fidel Castro, the dictatorial leader of Cuba who banned anyone from trying to escape to America.

Fidel Castro was speaking to a large crowd in Havana.  As he was yelling, arms flaying away, there was a man in the crowd  who could be heard saying “popcorn, peanuts, cracker jacks”.  Castro continued and again you could hear the fella saying, “popcorn, peanuts, cracker jacks”.  This went on for about half a dozen times until finally the leader had enough.  He stopped and warned the people, “The next person I hear saying, “popcorn, peanuts, cracker jacks” I’m going to kick all the way to Miami.  All of a sudden, every person in the crowd cried out, “popcorn, peanuts, cracker jacks”!