In recent weeks, members of the Party for Freedom (PVV) in the Netherlands have been subjected to a series of smear attacks in the media.
Here’s a minor example of just one tiny little smear, an ‘infographics’ for a TV recent show. Many thanks to our Flemish correspondent VH for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.
|0:00||Every year three million passports are issued in the Netherlands. [PM Mark Rutte, VVD]|
|0:05||Previously each had only one photograph. If you shaved your beard, [Wilders, PVV]|
|0:09||put on a new pair of glasses or had visited a fashionable hairdresser [Wilders, PVV]|
|0:12||you were not recognized by Customs. That caused a lot of hassle.|
|0:16||And it led to a flourishing trade in stolen passports.|
|0:20||Since 1995 some 340,000 were stolen in Europe [Smit Kroes, VVD]|
|0:24||In the Netherlands more than 15,000 blank passports were snatched [Lucassen, PVV]|
|0:30||The new passport with two fingerprints will make that impossible [De Vries, crime hunter]|
|0:34||If the photo is incorrect, Customs may still scan your fingerprints.|
|0:39||Identity ascertained. Whether that will succeed… you can count on it… [Wilders, PVV]|