The following clip is an excerpt from a video posted by a German vlogger named Thomas at Digitaler Chronist Alternative (the original 16-minute video is here [in German]).
In his rant Thomas takes exception to what he calls the “framing” by the state broadcaster ZDF, which recently characterized Islamic terror attacks as “the fight between the Islamic and Christian worlds” on Twitter.
Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:00||Here is the original tweet from this afternoon:|
|00:05||“On the 7th of January 2015 Charlie Hebdo was attacked. From Salman Rushdie’s|
|00:10||‘Satanic Verses’ to the attack on the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester in 2017 —|
|00:14||that was the fight between the Islamic and Christian worlds.”|
|00:21||Now I really have to ask, who came up with something like this|
|00:26||on the social media team from ZDF? Or to put it a different way,|
|00:32||is it only people working there who come up with something like this?|
|00:38||That is framing of the finest level. “That was the fight.”|
|00:43||OK? A fight normally doesn’t end in death.|
|00:49||I wouldn’t say so. When I hear, “There was a fight,” I don’t assume that 89 people were killed, and|
|00:55||in fact they were killed was under the cruelest of circumstances.|
|00:59||It was really nearly not of this world. Or the bomb attacks. Or people being threatened with death.|
|01:09||Or when people are killed on the street like the Dutch director [Theo van Gogh].|
|01:17||ZDF is brazen enough to describe this as a “fight” between the Christian and Islamic worlds.|
|01:26||Not to mention the fact that it takes two to fight.|
|01:29||In that case, there would be Christian terror attacks|
|01:33||or something similar, but there aren’t. So it is false on two counts.|
|01:39||Dear ZDF, we’re also sick of you. Imagine. It happens.|
|01:47||We have you in our focus, because we|
|01:53||don’t want you anymore. We don’t want your pseudo-journalism or your framing.