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AfD top candidate storms out of German ZDF’s fake news

"The AFD feels unfairly treated by the state broadcaster ZDF", headlined the Basler Zeitung while reporting on the election campaign debate "How's Germany" in which the AfD candidate walked out during a live debate.

Published: September 9, 2017, 11:52 am

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    The presenter Marietta Slomka, had openly displayed an unfortunate bias against the top candidate of the AfD (Alternative for Germany), Alice Weidel. She had refused to let Weidel speak, smearing her and citing fake crime figures.

    Weidel, had told Slomka earlier already: “Ms. Slomka, let me finally speak, otherwise I can spare myself this.” But Slomka ignored Weidel’s request and continued with her leftist mental arson, by casting unfounded suspicion on Weidel. Weidel then grabbed her notes and left.

    Weidel’s four proposals were factually all correct, while the the mainstream press today, including state German broadcaster ZDF have to rely on fake news.

    In a response on Twitter, Weidel wrote about Slomka’s presentation: “The insolent intolerance and the crude arguments by the SPD and Greens have become commonplace, not worthy of a public broadcaster.”

    Immediately before Weidel’s unexpected departure, CSU General Secretary Andreas Scheuer had asked her to dissociate herself from the co-top candidate Alexander Gauland and the Thuringian AfD chairman and lawyer Björn Höcke. Gauland had described Höcke as the soul of the AfD. Scheuer said. “For me, he’s just a radical.”

    But when talking facts, the ZDF presenter Marietta Slomka acted so unprofessionally, that she forced Weidel to leave the live broadcast on Tuesday evening in protest. ZDF chief editor Peter Frey defended Slomka’s mental arson by saying: “I hope that future political elections will not focus on stagings, but political debate.” But Slomka clearly had no interest in political debate. She was rather focused on fake and mendacious accusations.

    The AfD responded in a joint explanation by Weidel and Gauland. They both criticized Slomka.

    In a video, which Weidel published on her Facebook page on Wednesday, she commented on the sequence of the show, and at an election campaign in Pforzheim, she called the evening a “circus”. She told AfD supporters: “I stood there last night and thought to myself: Who has left the cage door open?”

    Markus Frohnmaier, head of the AfD Youth, shared a screenshot of the moment Weidel left the studio, and wrote: “On the 25th of September, I’ll make you unemployed, sweetie.” He marked the tweet with the hashtag “#MyChefin”.

    “Sweetie” [Mäuschen] was obviously meant for Slomka’s complete disregard for factual statements based on official German crime statistics from the Bundeskriminalamt.

    Alice Weidel had pointed out the crime rate of the migrants on the subject of “threats”. She made four completely correct factual statements but was abused by Slomka:

    “When we talk about numbers, we should also talk about the right numbers,” Marietta Slomka told Alice Weidel, suggesting that Weidel was lying.

    But Weidel’s comments were all correct. All four statements by Weidel revealed an increase in criminal activity by migrants in 2016.

    Statement 1: Increase in category murder “doubled”

    2015: 78
    2016: 156

    Statement 1 is true

    Statement 2: Increase in Category Violence “almost a doubling”

    2015: 13 210
    2016: 25 447

    Statement 2 is true

    Statement 3: Category violations of sexual assaults “increase by 120 percent”

    2015: 1 420
    2016: 3 136

    Statement 3 is true, it is 120.84507 percent.

    Statement 4: Category group rape “increase of 130 percent”

    2015: 62
    2016: 141

    Statement 4 is true, it is 127.419 percent.

    The ZDF attack against Alice Weidel ended in a knock-out at 0:4 for the broadcaster, as all Weidel’s statements were verifiably true, based on the official figures by the Federal Criminal Police Office.

    Marietta Slomka immediately recited the fake “right numbers” for her audience, and she was well prepared with some smooth-looking graphics. “Only” 8.6 percent of the suspects 2016 are immigrants, the ZDF claimed in their pretty graphic.

    But the figures of the Federal Criminal Police Office rubbishes the ZDF’s fake news. The total number of suspects are 2 360 806 of which immigrants (as defined by ZDF) are a massive 506 641. That means a share of 21.5 percent and not 8.6 percent as recorded by the ZDF.

    So, the end result was actually 0:5 for ZDF against Alice Weidel.

    Federal Minister of Justice Heiko Maas, who had participated in the broadcast, accused Weidel of political calculations. On his Facebook page, the SPD politician wrote: “We should be careful not to fall for this planned, embarrassing production.” He did not comment on the fake crime graphics which ZDF had prepared for Slomka.

    A new poll by YouGov in Germany suggested that the Eurosceptic, anti-mass immigration AFD party is set to become the country’s third largest party at the next Federal Election on September 24th.

    The poll suggests Angela Merkel’s CDU party will win with 34 percent of the vote, followed by Martin Schultz’ SDP on 24 percent of the vote, while the AFD looked set to finish third with 11 percent of the vote, effectively making them Germany’s third largest party.

    This essentialy means Germany could soon boast an anti-EU, anti-Euro, anti-open borders political force as the third largest party in parliament.

    The party’s support has increased by 3 percent in the last few weeks, as Merkel and Schultz do little to address the migrant crisis.

    Left-wing thugs meanwhile have smashed up businesses that have rented function rooms to the party.

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