Guess Who Isn’t Mentioned in This AP Story About the Fall of the Berlin Wall?

The 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is being celebrated in Germany. Here is a 900 word Associated Press story about the celebration, and also information about what and who precipitated the fall. Guess who isn’t mentioned at all in the entire story?

I’ll give you a hint — his last name starts with an “R” and ends with an “N.”

After reading this, if you didn’t know any better, you’d think that the Wall was torn down by nothing more than Mikhail Gorbachev and a jackhammer while Lech Walesa cheered “Goooooo Gorby!”

I’ve posted it before in the last couple of weeks, but we can’t get enough reminders of one of the main reasons the Wall came down (the AP obviously needs a lesson too). Here is the real architect of “Extreme Makeover: Eastern Bloc Edition”:

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