We cannot imagine the educational background of the typical ORF employee who reports on the Ukraine crisis. But the string of mistakes and ideologically motivated, tendentious statements that you currently have to read in ORF-Online is unparalleled. From the enemy in quotation marks and the uncommented call to burn Russian soldiers alive. ORF becomes synonymous with misanthropy.
A comment by Willi Huber
The ORF live ticker is almost an intellectual disclosure oath. This not only shows that one-sided propaganda is being pursued – completely contrary to the legal requirement of neutrality. Apparently people are involved here, about whose intellectual abilities one can safely speculate.
The word “enemy” probably makes you uncomfortable
From the Ukrainian point of view, the word enemy is put in quotation marks with regard to Russian troops for no apparent reason and is thus relativized. But why should Russia not be an enemy in the existing war for Ukraine? Only the precariat interns of the ORF know that, who might lose a pint of urine when they think of a violent confrontation. But it doesn’t help even if you’re sitting in a sheltered workshop. War involves violence and knows an enemy.
Without any comment and without editorial classification, Ukraine’s request to burn Russian soldiers alive is reproduced. The Ukrainian authorities’ request to produce Molotov cocktails means nothing else. It is not to be assumed that the population should drink them.
They are also proud of the fact that “Austria is sending medical supplies”. What is meant is the prank of the Mayor of Vienna, Michael Ludwig, who actually dared to send FFP2 masks and other senseless Covid frippery to Ukraine. Although one thing would be correct – the FFP2 dust protection masks definitely help against the dust that is whirled up by rocket impacts and bomb hits. Everything else is scorn and ridicule for the people of Ukraine. We consider it a brazen lie that Ukraine would have requested Covid protective materials – whereas real medical supplies are certainly in demand in a war. It would have to be clarified with a parliamentary question what “Austria” has really sent to the crisis region – and which deliveries have actually arrived.
All in all, the reporting on ORF Online cannot be surpassed in terms of embarrassment – and I as an individual must be allowed this subjective evaluation. The fact that the highest broadcasting fees in the whole of Europe are being extorted from the citizens is a bottomless cheek.