September 28, 2006

ALL ANTI-IMMIGRATION, ALL THE TIME:

NEO-NAZI TV: Putting the "National" in National News: Germany's right-wing NPD party used to shy away from the Internet. But now it has discovered the benefits of the new technology -- and created its own online news show. The party has big plans for its own "critical news" show. (Matthias Gebauer, 9/28/06, Der Spiegel)

The news segments gave a glimpse of the world through the eyes of the NPD. The show's producers reported on stories that, in the jargon of the NPD, are ignored or suppressed by the media of the "System." One news item featured the head of Germany's Federal Agency for Civic Education -- a foundation created in 1952 and intended to promote awareness of the democratic values enshrined in the German constitution -- apparently insulting all Germans from the country's central regions as ignorant dolts. Meanwhile, in former East Germany, foreigners continue to attack German nationals. And a report from Cologne described a neighborhood that wanted to get rid of its non-German citizens. The far-right menu of news stories was garnished with praise for a Tehran exhibition that writes off the Holocaust as a myth.

Why not just broadcast Lou Dobbs?

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 28, 2006 11:40 AM
Comments

Because the Germans' last experience with a border fence to keep out illegal immigrants wasn't a happy one?

Posted by: John at September 28, 2006 1:56 PM

So? Most other news sources have no problem with putting "Socialist" into their news, so why get so upset with "Nationalism"?

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at September 28, 2006 2:19 PM
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