The newspaper Die Welt put up an online poll asking their readers whether they thought it was OK to to ban the anti-Islamization demo. As of midnight yesterday, 86% disagreed with this policy. Suddenly, in the middle of the night, thousands of new votes miraculously came in and the vote ended with exactly 50% in favor of the ban. Strange, huh? At least, that’s what the same blogger claims. He links to this story from Politically Incorrect, but my German is a bit rusty.
Another reader adds this:
He also reports that Die Welt deleted the comment section because many comments criticized the decision to ban the Pro Cologne meeting.“Hi my dear Germans, It is pity that most of you do not have a clue what democracy and freedom mean. The entire press and all the politicians seem to be very happy that violent thugs can impose their will. I can only despise your lot, from taxi drivers to hotel owners to police officers to politicians.”
Comments such as these seem to be beyond the bounds, even for a conservative newspaper like Die Welt.