When it began covering the violence outside Alternative for Germany's conference in Stuttgart its online headline ran as follows:
Germany AfD meeting: Clashes before far-right conference
and the opening paragraph of its report ran as follows:
Hundreds of left-wing demonstrators have tried to block people entering a far-right party conference in the German city of Stuttgart.
After about four hours though (according to NewsSniffer), the headline was changed to:
Germany AfD meeting: Clashes before right-wing conference
and the opening paragraph became:
Hundreds of left-wing demonstrators have tried to block people entering a right-wing party conference in the German city of Stuttgart.
Maybe a different editor took over.
That editor (or someone else) also added that the 'left-wing demonstrators' were "carrying sticks and iron bars and burning tyres".
I read your post about DB's catch of BBC Turkey before this. Nice double standard, BBC.ReplyDelete
I heard AfD being described as right wing populist on the radio. I was a bit surprised as have heard it described as far right before now. Have never heard in a news item any group or party being described as "far left".ReplyDelete
Awaiting the BBC Editorial Guidelines (secret integrity edition) to soon come up with far, far right, based on Shrek.ReplyDelete