The press in difficult times

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resse has gotten a wholesome blow through the pandemic: publicity revenue has gone to the basement. But the press has another problem: there is not much left to say! In addition, the terminology of the “lying press”, which is regularly used in Germany, is as diligent as that of the “climatic ovens”. A serious press is not, therefore, there to systematically lie. Point! Basta! But she has – willingly or unwillingly – entered the mainstream, she has too often been offended by official statements made by politicians, patronage and trade unionists and the people, thus completely neglecting her readers. They felt head-on, were frustratedly looking for alternatives, and found their way into social media.

One who brought it to France is Professor of Medicine Didier Raoult. A cliff head as shown in the book. The virus, or his opinion on the fight against the virus, he made known in France, he became an icon. Last week he was interviewed by L’EXPRESS, and journalists had to keep up.

we come to dispute the monopoly of speech “,says this man,” this ‘right to say’ that you enjoyed – in particular, you the media, we dispute it, we steal it from you. Now we say it ourselves. ”

The people use social media as a sort of megaphone. Of course, the professor is well aware that just as many Internet platforms have a lot of scrap and that it is often complicated to separate serious opinions from fake news. But ….

I am for liberty. On social media, there is the worst, but also the best. While in the traditional press there is not the best. It’s mainstream, and it’s not interesting”! The opinion of a studious man, not just a populist!For example, he investigates: terrorism, murder and suicide together make up 2 percent of the deaths, but make up 70 percent of the information in the Guardian and in the New York Times; on Google versus just 30 percent? Question: Who needs more?

mainstream became apparent again with the pandemic. However, it was normal at the beginning of the illness that the press continued to ask no critical questions. Collaboration of the press with the public authorities must, however, have to close no later than two weeks! So in the beginning, one would be as accurate as possible extending the gross information; then call back and comment! This has not been the case in many newspapers. The ‘tageblatt’ was an exception, and the Luxembourger Wort has now also started to take it.



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