They are left-wing activists who disguise themselves as journalists, and they don’t research, they prevent what they have researched from being broadcast: In the ORF and actually insignificant cooperation partners such as the Wochenblattl Falter, they select very precisely what the Austrian media consumer is allowed to see – namely only what is on line. And that is determined by a small group of the good guys, the very good guys.
This game uses the chic anarchy in many media houses to execute politicians (who don’t fit). And to praise other politicians (who fit) to the skies – or even to defend them in the event of a threat.
How it works? All Austrians have been able to experience this live in the past few days: it was only reluctantly reported on the ORF that the chats from a stolen cell phone also incriminated a links blog activist and a NEOS politician.
For days, the report was somehow smuggled past the ORF news studios, and for days nothing was broadcast about it. When these chats, the authenticity of which cannot be verified at all, charged ÖVP politicians, it was of course reported with the excitement that ORFers deserve in the right voice.
Next example: the testimony of the opinion researcher Sabine Beinschab before the prosecutors. When it was still possible to drag ex-Chancellor Kurz into a rather constructed crime thriller advertisement, ORF executioners & partners rolled over with harsh reports, tough analyzes and grim tweets. But when it turned up that the house-searched pollster had heavily incriminated a former SPÖ manager and her helpers four months ago in the case, it was pretty quiet again. Although Beinschab said verbatim: “Under federal manager Laura Rudas, the wishes of the SPÖ were communicated to me very clearly by T. and P., in which direction the RESULTS of the surveys should be changed IN FAVOR OF THE SPÖ. For example, A FEW PERCENTAGE POINTS in the result of the Sunday poll. The named man applied pressure to change data in favor of his wishes. They were employees of the SPÖ.” Links did not want to report in detail that citizens were clearly lied to on behalf of the SPÖ, that the public prosecutor should immediately start investigating financiers and profiteers.
Another wonderful piece of evidence of partisanship and political arrogance was provided by the ORF News leadership in the Zadic plagiarism case, for which eXXpress published a new comprehensive report by four plagiarism experts plus a plagiarism appraiser from Germany. The fact that 73 pieces of plagiarism were uncovered in the dissertation of the acting Austrian Minister of Justice, that a Greens poster “I love decency” could probably have cheated in her career, was only worth a small message to the state radio on ORF.at.
A minister who would have to ensure compliance with the legal norms of the republic as a possible swindler? The “ZiB” crew, which hyperventilated at a supposedly incriminating snippet of words from the ex-chancellor, still had little interest in this topic.
Incidentally, the “ZiB” editorial team of the ORF even affords its own “investigative team” at the expense of us GIS payers, which curiously even wanted to get the opinion of the well-known plagiarism expert Stefan Weber on the Zadic case – however, his sayers did not fit that they fit into the prescribed ORF script: they were very critical of the Green Minister of Justice. Weber had no chance of a “ZiB” interview: Too honest is not asked – if it concerns a Green.
And you know that as well as I do: if an ÖVP politician were burdened with such a comprehensive plagiarism report, we would have had at least eight “ZiB” contributions, three special programs, at least one round table, etc. on this “outrageous political scandal”.
Does that sound familiar to you? Sure, that actually happened – with ÖVP Minister Christine Aschbacher in January 2021. Demands for her resignation were drummed up every day, and the minister was also ridiculed by a tweet from a well-known ORF moderator. Her bad luck: she was a member of the ÖVP and not a Green.
Those were just three examples of how the ultra-left media cooperative works in Vienna: Whoever belongs to us is protected. Anyone who doesn’t will be persecuted. Very easily. When it comes to media policy, the bonsai dictator in Pyongyang could still learn a few things from Austria’s fee-fed TV Rumpelstiltskin and their cliques.
And how much longer are we all going to watch this? May I ask you to rise up?