The notoriously pitchy singer crawled out of his London gated mansion to screech at the top of his lungs how everybody else should shut up. Critics say, he did not strike quite the right note at his Vienna concert. But then again he never does. Without much ado I let l’artist speak for himself.
Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, the president of the council of the Lutheran Church, has announced that they will purchase and sent a “rescue ship” to the Mediterranean Sea. Various groups of the “civil society” are expected to join in and the Catholic Council of the Bishops has already signalled its support. The step follows a resolution of the Lutheran Church Day. A look at the other passed, not yet materialized, resolutions show the nature of the church today.
The official story of Angela Merkel’s “opening of the border(s)” (Grenzöffnung) is that she was taken by surprise by an emergency on September 4th, 2015. The reality is much different. The disposal of the Dublin Agreement, which delegates the responsibility of the asylum applications within the Schengen area of the EU, was completed a week in advance and leaked documents show the details of it. The agency responsible for immigration and asylum (BAMF) tweeted out its change of procedures a few days later. The newspaper Tagesspiegel wrote an entire article. If Merkel can read, she knew what was going on. Her role, however, was probably bigger.
Giovanni di Lorenzo is a co-publisher of the newspaper Tagesspiegel, editor-in-chief of ZEIT and host of the talkshow “3nach9” (aired by the public broadcasting agency ARD). In this position he issued a little strategy paper masquerading as an op-ed. What he suggests and why power does talk publicly and not behind the scenes is discussed in the video.
The talk gives an overview of the German print media, its sales and its mutual ties. Did you know who owns Random House/Penguin or the Business insider today? What are the major #publications and what segment of society do they reach? What are their strategic roles? And what has the Social Democratic Party SPD to do with the supposedly independent press? What is the “research compound” of public broadcasters and newspaper Sueddeutsche? Who was the last SED party leader before its first renaming and who is now a regular columnist for Burda magazine Superillu? Did a streamlining of the editorial boards facilitate the rise of the radical left? The case study of Wirtschaftswoche (wiwo), a weekly manager and economics magazine, may give an idea of what happened behind the doors of the big publishers somewhat between 2014 and 2016.
My video about the SED name changes.
Correction: I said that I would link up the article with the Madsack article and until recently I found it either on waybackmachine or on archive.is. For whatever reason, I’m not so lucky now. So here is the dead URL. Leave me a comment if you know some archive where it still can be found.
There are elections in East Germany that many see as important. I personally don’t think that they are a game changer or are a touching point for some insightful discussion, but I leave a couple of videos by Red Pill Germany with you.