Deutsche Welle ‘Debate?’ An Anti-Trump Chorus- But Revealing!
Since I was up late last night, chilling in my comfy chair, recovering from a noon-day mile-stroll around the kampungs between Hayam Wuruk and Gunung Sahari, I caught ‘Quadriga!’
No, it’s not an infectious disease, but rather the Deutsche Welle ‘debate!’
You may recall a previous such show –
– so I wasn’t at all taken aback when its subject popped up on my tv screen.
Journalism in Crisis: Democracy in Danger?
You’ll be able to find it via their website – http://www.dw.com/en/tv/quadriga/s-7296 – where the very first sentence offers this confession of the media’s grotesque bias. –
He was dismissed as a madman, a bigot, a liar.
But while journalism may well be in crisis, it seems to me perverse to ask if ‘democracy’s in danger‘ when the US result shows that the demos, the people, have just wrested back a measure of control over their nation’s destiny from an arrogant elite so utterly unrepresentative of their country that – here’s the next sentence – very few pundits thought Donald Trump would really win the presidency.
But then that intro goes awry, saying that the media were too blinkered to pick up on the mood of the American people.
No, Meine Damen und Herren, not blinkered – BIASED!
The media class, in Europe just as much as in America, despises decent, patriotic working people, whom Alan Posener, senior hack with the Die Welt newspaper, live on TV…
…sneeringly put down as … wait for it! –
He dodged whether he himself held that opinion of Trump voters or whether he was acknowledging that such a ridiculous prejudice was shared by most German hacks..
…but I reckon that he, like his media comrades, really does see the laid-off factory workers in Michigan and coal-miners in Virginia as a mere under-class resembling the Clampetts of Beverly Hills!
Whereas they, the media, are ever-so-smart and entitled to correct electorates who dare think for themselves!
And the media are gearing up against people-power!
Clips of Trump denouncing the rotten media were shown, and Posener’s response?
‘ IF YOU WANT A WAR, YOU CAN HAVE IT!’
What is the future of journalism in the “post-factual” era and the age of rampant populism?
- The editor-in-chief defended her decision to suppress the rape story on public TV broadcaster ZDF: “We don’t want to inflame the situation and spread the bad mood.” http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/6501/migration-crisis-germany
Nor was Posener’s elitism notably different from that of the other guests.
Frau Ursula Weidenfeld, described as a ‘Business Journalist,’ bemoaned that ‘ the ‘media were not quick enough‘ to go after Trump who, Posener said, was seen by ‘most of my colleagues,’ as ‘what an awful guy.’
Posener, incidentally, admitted that the German media ‘probably’ had ‘an inherent liberal bias’ – which he himself exhibited explicitly when he said the President-Elect of the United States of America is…
…. ‘a lunatic‘ and a ‘racist.’
And let’s not forget the third leftist at the DW studio, Matthew Karnitschnig of Politico, whose audacious rage at uncontrolled democracy was as breathtaking as the Welt-Wunderkind’s.
Mad Matt brazenly explained that ‘the system’ was designed to “prevent someone like that.”
- So if that system of prevention doesn’t work, will he endorse more totalitarian measures to suppress resistance?
As influential elements in the German ruling class have been repeatedly proposing…
I only offer you a few choice morsels. If you are up to digesting DW’s overt abhorrence of balance, not one journo to tell the truth, that people have seen through the mainstream media’s insidious liberalism and recognised the recurrent disloyalty displayed in their verbiage – like this, one more phrase from that intro – the age of rampant populism…
How about the age of resurgent democracy?
Aaah, but the result of that democratic election in America, we must obediently believe, means we see