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Blog Dinamo - Hungary | Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Left-leaning press stoops to vulgarity on Orbán

Hungary's time-honoured daily Népszava is on the brink of closure. According to media reports, a Swiss investor is cutting off its financing for the paper. The philosopher and chairman of the Green Left Party, Gáspár Miklós Tamás, writes in the left-leaning blog Dinamo that the paper has recently distinguished itself less for the quality of its articles than for its biases: "Left-liberal journalism as a whole is in a mess. Just one example: these days discussions between leading politicians - talking in a way would make even the basest thief blush - were published in Poland. At the same time the left-liberal media in Hungary has taken pleasure in quoting the vulgar statements of a high-ranking Polish scoundrel [the head of the state oil company Orlen, Jacek Krawiec, is said to have asserted that Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had given Putin oral sex]. As if any coarse dig at Orbán were news in itself. The manic (and automatic) bias of the left-liberal press, including Népszava, apparently knows no bounds."

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