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Seszták, Ágnes

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Magyar Nemzet - Hungary | 07/01/2012

Hungary under attack from foreign media

International media have lambasted Hungary's new constitution and its prime minister Viktor Orbán in the past week. The daily Magyar Nemzet believes it knows who the culprits are: "It is strange that from New York to Madrid and from Paris to Frankfurt everyone has been preoccupied with the Hungarian constitution, the media law or Viktor Orbán. While the German press unremittingly accused the Orbán government of being a passionate enemy of democracy the television broadcaster ZDF used the Hungarians as a bogeyman to scare German children. ... The usually restrained Le Monde dressed up Orbán in a Nazi uniform, The Times said it wouldn't give the nasty dictator a cent while The Guardian predicted a gloomy future for the country. ... Where are these media getting their information from? ... From the liberal intellectuals here in Hungary who have no power but are feeding the foreign media with peculiar facts. And because 90 percent of the Western media has leftist leanings now we have the answer to the puzzle."

Magyar Nemzet - Hungary | 19/12/2009

Marriage in Hungary on the rocks

The crisis in the institution of marriage has much to do with Hungary's falling birthrate, writes the conservative daily Magyar Nemzet: "Nowadays married couples in Hungary introduce themselves like this: 'This is my current husband ... And this is my current wife.' And no one is at all shocked by the horrible message. This example speaks volumes about the foul state of the institution of marriage today. ... But in fact no one should be surprised. For years now diligent minds have been hard at work stripping the institution of marriage of its meaning and plunging the family into crisis. Stories of battered women, paedophile fathers and broken families fill the news. But no one talks of intact families. ... Getting a divorce in Hungary today is just as common as drinking a glass of water. ... At the same time not only the number of new marriages is on the decline, but also the birthrate. ... One shudders to think of the consequences that the marriage crisis and the disintegration of the family will have: the dramatic decline of the Hungarian population."

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