UPDATE 13:15 CET: Slowly they are now beginning to report. Der Spiegel now reports…”Messiah a.D.”
Not a peep from the German mainstream media on Scott Walker drubbing his opponent in the Wisconsin recall election yesterday.
Scott Walker rewins Wisconsin in a landslide. (Photo: Wikipedia, from 2010)
Now if this had been four years ago with the tables turned, I guarantee you the story would be plastered front page for days here in Germany. It’s no secret that the elitist MSM here are still very much in love with Barack Obama and blind to his every blunder.
Today the neo-eco-liberal German elitist media are shell-shocked, dazed, and have no idea what to make of it. It’s far worse than they thought.
And true to their tradition of if the news is inconvenient, then bury it, and if it’s really inconvenient, then ignore it altogether. This is what we are witnessing today. Under no circumstances is the German public to sense that Obama’s political Titanic has struck the dreaded iceberg. The election confirms the Tea Party is for real and is not going away; the political ground has shifted massively in USA and the Democrats are in huge trouble.
I listened to German NDR public radio this morning – not a peep about Walker’s landslide victory. Same goes for the online Die Welt, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, FOCUS, TAZ, Bild, Süddeutsche, ARD, ZDF, and RTL.
I expect they’ll come out with something later today (It’s afternoon now), once they shrug off their stunned stupor and find a way to spin the story.
Flagship daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), on the other hand, does have a story, half way down its site, titled: Erfolgreicher Stimmungstest für Romney (Successful test vote for Romney). The FAZ writes:
The outcome of the election was a national event, which is said to be of importance for the Presidential and Congressional elections on November 6. Scott Walker.”
And that is as far as the FAZ is going to take it.