Harsh verbal criticism of the SPO-affiliated representatives of the Austrian superiors to the cabaret artist Moritz Neumeier (35) and those responsible for the station at 3SAT, in which the mandatory tax broadcaster ORF owns 25% of the shares: “Such statements have been criticized by the former pensioners association SPO National Counselor Peter Kostelka says the derailment was “incredible, unbelievable”, inhumane and completely unacceptable – even in a cabaret programme.
Kostelka demands a “clear statement” from 3Sat and that the broadcaster should “clearly distance itself from Moritz Neumeier and his statements”. Cabaret artist Neumeier should also “apologize for his verbal mistake”.
This is likely to be urgently needed if 3Sat and ORF do not want to lose all viewers over the age of 70: as reported, Neumeier said in the main evening program that immigrants entering illegally Deportation could be avoided if “all over 70” were killed.
Peter Kostelka, president of the Pensioners’ Association, sharply criticized: “It is no longer about freedom of art, because when inciting hatred, defaming a group of people and calling for violence the limits are clearly visible. ” And murder. “Those who spread such messages should not be given a platform to do so, especially not on a public TV station.”
According to the Standard, ZDF, which is also co-financed with mandatory fees and holds 32.5% of 3Sat, comments on this: “In his satirical lecture, Moritz Neumeier critically addresses the opinion that refugees are placing a significant burden on the German health system. To criticize this thesis, which he considers inhumane, he counters it with a cynical counterargument using the same logic using the satirical stylistic device of hyperbole.
As a reminder: From January 1 – in 41 days – ORF will be able to collect 722 million euros in mandatory TV tax from all Austrians. The fundraising company appointed by ORF collected 39 million euros alone. And anyone who doesn’t pay must have it confiscated – and finally, those who refuse to pay must serve an alternative sentence in prison.