Monday, November 05, 2007

Socialist Journalist, Right-Wing Politician.

Interesting comment here by Lone Kühlmann in friday's Information (Danish Newspaper), on the phenomenon in Danish politics of famous journalist becoming candidates for right wing political parties. This is a particularly interesting trend, because the political right has for years complained of the left wing bias of the Danish media, in particularly 'left-wing mercenaries' of the state owned Danmarks Radio (DR).

Kühlmann doesn't answer her own question as to why journalist, previously accused of producing socialist propaganda, join right wing parties. One reader, L.Nielsen, quotes French King Henry IV in his/her comment: "Paris is well worth a mass". While oppertunism may be an explanation, it is not a particularly convincing one.

A mystery indeed!


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