Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ve Haf Vays Of Making You...........

Back in the days of Helengrad, Adolf used to wake early and listen to the 0500 and 0600 RNZ news.

After a few weeks I noticed some items which had led the early bulletins failed to rate a mention after 0700.  This led me to conclude the PM's staff had a roster to listen to the early news and phone RNZ with instructions on any item which might offend the Wellington politburo.

I wrote of this conclusion on No Minister at the time and was shouted down by the usual culprits.

Well, now it appears I likely was right on the money.

Here is the leftist gummint of Germany today.

Former head of ZDF Bonn Dr. Wolfgang Herles:-

“We have the problem that – now I’m mainly talking about the public [state] media – we have a closeness to the government. Not only because commentary is mainly in line with the grand coalition (CSU, CDU, and SPD), with the spectrum of opinion, but also because we are completely taken in by the agenda laid down by the political class”.
Worse than the mainstream, government controlled and poll-tax funded media in Germany just agreeing with the ruling coalition, the stations actually took orders on what was and was not to be reported on. He said:
“…the topics about which are reported are laid down by the government.
“There are many topics that would be more important than what the government wants. But they, of course, want to deflect attention away from what doesn’t happen. Yet what doesn’t happen is often more important than what does happen – more important than gesture politics”.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Paranoia kicking again Adolph? ABC,NBC,CBC and BBC have all been accused of sucking up to the Government of the day at one time or another BUT YOU HAVE BEN THE ONLY ONE TO SPOT IT......respect Bro.

Lord Egbut

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Legbut, there is a great difference between the accusations to which you glibly refer on one hand and the explicit statement of fact from a senior executive insider on the other.

Anonymous said...

No Adolf, he was the head of a radio station in the 1980's and is now seeking platform and probably a book in the offing. It's only taken him 20 years to speak out.

All media is subject to Govt. influence at one time or another in matters of national security, just as commercial stations are at the mercy of their sponsors.

Google "D" notices then travel a bit.

Lord Egbut