Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has complained about the fact that Germans no longer trust the mainstream media, it has emerged.
Speaking at a party conference on the media, she advocated more funding and political support for “a free media.”
Her remarks underline just how right European council president Donald Tusk to accuse the EU elites of living in a fool’s paradise. If more Germans than ever before distrust the media precisely because it is political propaganda, more propaganda of the kind Merkel advovates, is not going to increase their trust.
Polls show that 60% of Germans have no or little trust in the media.
Germans are especially critical of coverage of the unprecedented migrant influx.
In a separate development, it has emerged that Merkel intervened to stop a plan to close the country’s borders to illegal migrants on 13th September last year.