Monthly Archives: August 2012

Blocher’s speech peddles anti-semitism

The press council has criticized that the journalist (Max Frenkel) who wrote on Blocher’s speech titled “Switzerland and the Second World War” also at Blocher’s request examined his speech in advance for anti-semitic utterance and expressions. (Blocher apparently wasn’t sure … Continue reading

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Strache, president of the Austrian FPÖ, uses antisemitic images

Strache (and the FPÖ) is infamous for anti-semitic remarks. After leftist protests against the right-extreme Burschenschaftsball, Strache said the protest was like the Reichskristallnacht, and that “we right-wingers” are the new Jews.   Last week-end Strache posted a photo online … Continue reading

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Pipi-news compares Pussy Riot to Holocaust denier, gets idea from NPD

Pipi-news complains that the media has sympthies for Pussy Riot, whereas it didn’t have any for Horst Mahlers trial. Pipinews believes that the unfair trial of Putins’s dictatorial state against punk rock feminists ist the same as the trial against … Continue reading

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Drudge links to rightwing conspiracy sites

The rightwing news site Drudge linked 184 times to rightwing conspiracy sites, like Infowars and World net daily. These rightwing conspiracy sites (from rightwing conspiracy mongers like Alex Jones, Jeff Rense, Henry Makow,…) spread rightwing and antisemitic conspiracy “news” about … Continue reading

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SVP lied about propaganda expenses

SVP lied about propaganda expenses when it claimed that it “only” spent 5 million for their propaganda for the 2007 elections. Actually, it was at least 7.4 millions.  That’s almost one franc per person living in Switzerland. The SVP is … Continue reading

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Studiversum’s interview with Weltwoche’s Köppel: example of lazy journalism

There was a time when student magazines were known for critical articles and uncomfortable questions (yes, even in Switzerland). The interview with the nationalist Köppel (editor of Weltwoche) by Dominic Illi in the “Studiversum” magazine is however just an example … Continue reading

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When Italian immigrants were ‘the other’

Italian immigrants to the United States faced severe discrimination from the dominant WASP culture. American Author Falco says on CNN: If we better recalled this history, might it change how we think about today’s immigrants? http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/10/opinion/falco-italian-immigrants/index.html?hpt=hp_bn4 Italians were also discriminated … Continue reading

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