Germany Mourns 30 Years of Reunification

Germany is mourning the 30th anniversary of the country’s reunification. In the wake of the fall of the wall today’s president Frank-Walter Steinmeier had lost his column at ‘Demokratie und Recht,’ a magazine financed by the East German dictatorship. The publisher went bankrupt (due to the cruelty of the capitalist, fascist market, i.e. people who rather buy something else). Media and politicians wail about the hardship East Germans faced after their beloved dictatorship fell. All these people wanted, so the wisdom of our elites, was equality. They may have shouted ‘freedom!’ and ‘we are the people!,’ but what they meant is in the eye of the elites and that is constantly aired in the Western media for 30 years and running. After 30 years of constant petty comparisons about wage differences, pension differences, employment rate differences, property ownership differences on TV and in print the elites finally hear them, they hear their cries for freedom and stubbornly translate them into cries for equality. Note: Sorry for the voice-box sound. I noticed it too late.

The Declining German Press And The Coup d’Editorial Boards

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.

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