It would take three beers before they “lie in each other’s arms and interpret the Hitler salute to each other,” said ex-Chancellor Christian Kern at the start of his SPÖ’s election campaign in Salzburg. He meant FPÖ politicians, who are now taking government responsibility in Lower Austria together with the ÖVP. Compared to what other left-wing politicians (and supposedly independent) journalists say on Twitter, this is almost harmless.
There is Pamela-Rendi Wagner, who in the middle of the power struggle for the leadership of her SPÖ will probably slide into a debacle in the coming elections in Salzburg. She visited a Holocaust survivor on the first day of Black-Blue. Of course, the hint with the fence post applies to the FPÖ – and compared to what else is going on on Twitter, it is also cautious.
There is an extremism expert who is amazed on Twitter that local restaurateurs should also be supported by politicians. The Salzburg boss of the “Kronen” newspaper, who calls the Federal President for help. A journalist from private TV, who senses a “language dictation from the right” if gender is not to be used. The dramatic appeal of an editor-in-chief of a Viennese weekly newspaper, together with his colleague, a proven corona vaccination fanatic. And at the bottom the mushrooms grow in the form of a blogger who doesn’t have his fingers under control and lets them type “Heil Hanni” into the phone.
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