We’re used to managed news here in the USA.
Those “town hall” meetings with a picked audience. The candidate Q&A sessions with planted questions. The puff-piece network interviews with Democrat politicians…
But Germany seems to have entered a new zone in staged-news embarrassments. According to Transatlantic Conservative, the seams are really starting to show in German state-sponsored television “news”:
Germany just had its very own Rathergate, or if you wish, Fauxtography scandal.
The German blog “Politically Incorrect” (PI), which abbreviation also significantly stands for “Private Investigator” has published a video/audio tape of a talk show at the state owned ARD TV station.
In it, nobody lesser than the German Secretary of Justice, Brigitte Zypries and one of her Turkish colleagues and member of the German Federal Parliament (corr.: member of parliament of the city and state of Berlin), Oezcan Mutlu, have a whispered conversation that was evidently not meant to be shared with the general audience and that PI recorded and made public . While a young and allegedly reformed violent Turkish criminal, asked by the talk show host:” What could Germany have done to offer you a better existence”?, answers “Well, nothing specific really comes to my mind. All the opportunities have been there, you just have to look for them a little bit”, a shocked Secretary of Justice and the Turkish MP have the following exchange:
Mutlu: “Has he not been briefed”?
Zypries: “He has”!
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Their mimics clearly show how they disapprove of the conciliatory words of their political client. So, the take of PI and others, including myself, is that the State media in Germany is presenting biased and doctored contents to the tax paying audience who pays for their own media indoctrination. Obviously, the young Turk had been prepared to say things along the party line of the German government coalition, to which the Secretary of Justice and the Turkish MP belong, and whom they represented during this talk show, had not been following his prepared script or “briefing”. They really expected him to complain about German “islamophobia”, nazi tendencies and racism in the general population.
In light of the actual political background in Germany, where the people becomes increasingly aware of the links between socialist and green politics on one hand and the muslim immigration and entitlement on the other, this will not play well and I am certain, that Miss Zypries and Mr. Mutlu will find that their political life sucks severely after this episode. Then again, maybe not. A certain part of the German public is pretty enlightenment resistant.
Go over to TC’s post for more information and a link to the video of the episode.
In a recent comment on an earlier Gates of Vienna post, Bottehond said:
That’s the way it has to be done, because NO European government or their state-sponsored media will inform its people about the death cult. We will have to do it ourselves.
Nothing illustrates Bottehond’s point better than what is happening on German state television.