Many thanks to JLH for translating this European perspective on the American election from Politically Incorrect:
The Blackguard Press Versus Donald Trump
The German press is no longer the Lügenpresse (Lying Press). The expression is far too weak. No, it is a one-sided, cheap and primitive Lumpenpresse (Scoundrel Press). Whoever looks at the undiluted lying essays of the media against Donald Trump in the last year cannot but become sick. Even the headlines are enough. As little as an undone button can demonstrate how disgusting Trump is. On the other hand, there is an intense desire to see Hillary — stuffed full of pills and Botox — at the atomic button. With this woman — her sick ambition and inferiority complex — we will most likely to find ourselves in World War III and across the Jordan, before the yellow press can even say Oh.
If we look at the third TV debate, we read in the scoundrel press:
Trump is an axe to democracy (Tagesspiegel), Trump is breaking with American democracy (Tagesspiegel), Trump breaks a taboo (Süddeutsche), The final failure of a know-it-all (Welt), Trump, the banana Republican (Tagesschau), Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump: the successful one and the beast (Zeit), America is speechless (Stern), Why Trump is the most incompetent candidate in 100 years (Berliner Morgenpost)!
And so forth. What brought this on was Trump’s saying he would first want to see the election results. That was why they were announcing the end of democracy. Outrageous! Outrageous!
Here (is a reference to) the former vice-president Al Gore saying the same thing in the year 2000! And here just a week ago, that he had won in 2000, and Hillary nodding in agreement.! Here, in 2000, Hillary said that President Bush had not been elected. In 2015, Kerry said that Bush had manipulated the election! And so forth. Did that get any of the lying journalists excited? 70 percent of Americans fear that the election could be manipulated.
Why does the hare-brained yellow press only hammer on Trump? No one in America reads Spiegel or FAZ. Their dishonest, foaming-at-the-mouth articles are utterly senseless. Or do they intend, by pummeling Trump, to pound on Le Pen, the FPÖ or the AfD and “Dark Germany” [East Germany]?
If (as we hope) Trump is elected, then we come to the “war criminal” Putin, who is bombing the Islamic band of murderers in Aleppo. At the same time, the one who is shouting “war criminal” — Hollande is running his military around Libya. But maybe that is well-intentioned developmental aid?
Looking at this German press debacle during the US elections is frightening if you think about next year’s Bundestag elections. That is where the yellow press will go crazy. The only consolation is the reliably shrinking editions of the yellow press every quarter.