Not-So-Subtle Electioneering on Finnish State TV

The Finnish state TV network YLE decided to air a documentary on “populism” in Europe — you know, those dangerous neo-Nazis, fascists, racists, and xenophobes, people like you and me. And they just happened to broadcast it two weeks in advance of the next election.

A mere coincidence, mind you.

KGS summarizes what the documentary had to say at Tundra Tabloids. The bolded lines are quotes from the program. See the original article for screen caps and links:

How timely of them.

The first half of the 55 minute documentary, Populisitien Eurooppa, (viewable until 6.4.2011) sets the stage and tempo with the Hungarian Jobbik movement, who really are indeed, statist, ultra-nationalist Socialists. The Jobbik though, are still classified in the film as being “right-wing”, a highly superficial and nefarious label if there ever was one.

From there it touched briefly on Romania and then on to the Netherlands, where Geert Wilders is featured prominently, and in the TT’s opinion, one of the main targets of the documentary. However, it actually contained some good exchanges with both politicians, academics and people on the street, of whom the latter came across rather well.

Clearly though, the voice over of Geert Wilders’ giving his speech in Copenhagen at the Danish Free Press Society, while panning the streets of Amsterdam filled with Muslims was meant to convey a more sinister message.

The more Islam we have, the less freedom we have.

We have to be tough to criminals, we have to expel criminal foreigners,-

The real message wanting to be relayed by the YLE crew, was that “populists”, regardless of the validity of some of their points, were needlessly spreading hate and fear, while the Left are stumped what to do about it since they are the ones who created the mess in the first place.

Oh yes, we “populists” are definitely the ones spreading all the hate and fear.

The representatives of the Religion of Peace would never ever do that. Not Mohammed Atta, nor Taimour Abdulwahab al Abdaly. Nor Maj. Nidal Hasan. Not even Arif Uka.

No, those luminaries just spread mass murder, maiming, and mayhem. But no “hate” or “fear”. Only Islamophobes do that.

KGS continues:

Here an Iranian immigrant, obviously secular, a socialist, and playing up the fear, topped it off with the statement that she’s leaving the country due to the racism of the present day Danish society. She’s seen watching Geert Wilders’ speech in Copenhagen on a laptop provided by the Finnish YLE documentary crew.

I congratulate Pia and Morten Messerschmidt with their success

There was also a brief appearance of Kent Ekeroth, a Sweden Democrats politician and good friend of the Tundra Tabloids, who I know for a fact has no problem with law abiding, loyal-to-the-state-of-Sweden immigrants. What he has a problem with however, is the ideology of Islam, deeming it contrary to European values.

Having the expectation of foreigners giving common courtesy and respect to both Swedish culture and its traditions for accepting them into the country and taking them as citizens, is not asking too much.

Kent Ekeroth: “We share core values about fighting against Islamization and opposing Turkey’s accession to the European Union.” (Note: The Finnish text says “We fight against Islam and…”)

Read the rest at Tundra Tabloids.

KGS predicts that YLE, by attempting to discredit the True Finns, may very well help them succeed in the upcoming elections.

Let’s hear it for state television!