Parasitic Ingrate Journalist? Well-Paid German Public Television Director Ecstatic Over Painful Energy Prices

The Japanese have a saying: “A satiated mouth quickly forgets its benefactor.”

Some would easily argue that this is the case with Detelf Flintz, a commentator and highly paid director at ARD German public television, which is funded in most part by legally mandatory license fees levied on every German household. Refusing to pay these fees could easily land you in prison.

Needless to say, Flintz enjoys a high and secured salary that the average public television fee payer could only dream of.

Energy price shock? “Good!”

Recently Flintz commented on the skyrocketing energy prices that we now see regular people across Europe struggling to cope with. You’d think you’d hear a little sympathy from privileged journalists like Flintz and the generously funded networks that pamper him. You’d be totally wrong.

In his recent commentary, Flintz snobbily stated on ARD television:

It’s there, the price shock. Good! Only when oil and gas are markedly more expensive, will we be able to get global warming under control. More wind and solar energy? We can’t wait that long, and so we should be happy that we are being forced to alter our consumer production, heat more sparingly. use less energy for the household, no short flights…”

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When he says “we”, he of course means “us” – and not him.

The comments unleashed a wave of outrage from the public. Yet the ARD sniffs and refuses to hear any of it. It’s time, after all, for the unwashed peasants to be put back where they belong – out fending for themselves in the cold mud.

German climate science critical site Die kalte Sonne comments:

The well-paid director Detlef Flintz (annual income approx. 120,000 euros + great benefits) is delighted about the rising energy prices. This is the only way for us to change our behavior. Us? With his salary, Flintz notices the rising prices about as much as an elephant notices the fly on its back, namely not at all. The fact that a large part of the population does not have such a salary does not even occur to him.

For every average wage earner, the energy price increases mean that savings have to be made elsewhere. While 30,000 euros for a new electric car may be a trifle for Flintz, for many people it is beyond their means. As an economist, Flintz should also know that the savings that now have to be made elsewhere have an impact on completely different areas of the economy. Every euro can only be spent once. But perhaps that’s too much for him to grasp.”

Perhaps Flintz should accept at 60% pay cut, that way he too would be forced to scale back his profligate consumption and energy use to a level that still would be higher than the average German public television fee-payer. At least then he would be taken a bit seriously.

6 responses to “Parasitic Ingrate Journalist? Well-Paid German Public Television Director Ecstatic Over Painful Energy Prices”

  1. Jeff

    Not to mention the fact that most of our mandatory TV tax anymore is to pay for these elitists pensions…

    With the percentage of global CO² output having Germany with 1.85% and China with 30.34%, there is NO WAY that Germany could make up for the massive output of China, even by reducing her output (and business environment and economy) to zero. And that’s assuming the Climastrologist claim that CO² causes warming… which it doesn’t, of course. Those who wish to de-industrialize (and re-wild) the West are assuming that no-one is watching. Or thinking.

    That enormous output is the RED (or gray) elephant in the room…

    (data [] is a little old, but at the rate China are building new COAL power stations, the disparity is probably even larger.)

  2. posa

    Flintz did us all afavor by making the roadmap to a NEW Dark ages explicit (to those not paying attention for decades). The Plan is to deter consumption of cheap fossil fuels by exorbitant prices. That includes heating and air conditioning. This all furthermore jacks up prices throughout the rest f the economy, bringing on a crushing wave of deepening poverty that will cause massive increases in death rates and global depopulation to those nations that participate in Green mega-Death.

    Meanwhile The Chinese and their allies will smile in approval and inherit the dystopian world the Western New Dark Ages.

    1. bonbon

      Notice Biden and the Aussie nuke subs? The neocons are targeting China, while they decimate US living standards. The Plan is unilateralism at any cost. In other words they emulate the last days of Rome.

      The Plan cannot work.

  3. Gerald the Mole

    Another variant of “only little people pay taxes”.

  4. bonbon

    Likely the irony would be lost on Flintz: this Stake-Holder Capitalism gambit, the Great Reset, is producing Stay-Colder voters, who are watching a failing government coalition and the upcoming COP26 circus.

    Flintz likely has no education. Baerbock just now wants to block NordStream2 – that is why Biden threw some slack so it could be done locally.

    So it is not just EU bureaucracy that is beholden Davos.

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