If this tax would be enforced then there won’t be media freedom in Hungary more.
said Andreas Rudas, RTL Group manager. He added that “we stand up for the conflict and the idea of leaving Hungary doesn’t even cross our mind”.
Mind you that media freedom has ceased today in Hungary because the tax law has been passed by the Parliament. In fact media freedom ceased to exist in Hungary already in 2012 when the new media law was passed … and then it has ceased to exist on about each day since then.
Der Spiegel, the British Reuters, the Guardian, the Washington Post, etc. also chimed in the concert and they all emphasized that the pro-government daily Magyar Nemzet also protested against the new ad tax. Well, they are not exempt from it either… or wait, in fact they are because no tax must be paid up to 500 million Forints. That means no Hungarian daily, weekly and monthly newspapers will pay. However the trash (“commercial”) TV channels, like RTL, do have to pay up.
Ah, yes, this ad tax is really just a foot in the door because Google and Facebook, which don’t pay any tax in Hungary, are meant to be the main targets.
Posted by Leto مؤدّب on 11/06/2014
Hungary may well be the European Union’s only dictatorship
the global news agency Bloomberg commented after Fidesz won another landslide victory in democratic and free elections.
The postcommies and libnazis are whining madly about “”free but not fair elections”. Their foreign comrades, their sponsors and their overlords try to amplify that wailing hard. They all drivel about that “only” 62% percents of Hungarian voters cast their votes and “only” 45% of these supported Fidesz but that still resulted in 66% of the seats and how “unfair” that is. Let’s note that these figures would have resulted in more than 90 percents of the MP seats for Fidesz under the pure “first-pass-the-post” electoral system of the UK. Can anybody recall a lot of crying about the “unfairness” of the British election system and what a dictatorship the UK is?
Terrified people in front of the Hungarian Parliament, demonstrating against the dictator who got 45% percents of the votes in free but unfair elections
Other mouthpieces of the globalist big businesses took similar viewpoints like Bloomberg:
- The Wall Street Journal wrote about “Hungary’s reactionary lurch” in its editorial.
- The Washington Post posted a hostile piece, written by Charles Gáti, drooling about a “personally managed, semi-authoritarian” regime.
- Earlier they published an editorial, whining about Hungary’s banning the so-called “gay marriage”, with the conclusion that “the European Union and NATO should not tolerate a member government that violates fundamental democratic principles”
- The Telegraph posted a blog entry titled “Hungary is becoming the biggest reason why we may have to leave the EU”
- Reuters congratulated with the usual Nazi-theme.
- The (British!!!) Financial Times cries like this: “The EU cannot continue to look the other way as a member undermines its democratic standards”.
The list could be probably continued for a long time, of course…
All in all, I’m quite pleased that my vote contributed to all these articles.
Posted by Leto مؤدّب on 10/04/2014
So-called “left liberals” are petitioning in order that the EU countries should apply the most severe sanction (Article VII of the EU Treaty) against Hungary because
Hungary is no longer a democracy. … the situation for women, ethnic minorities and religious groups in Hungary becomes deadlier by the second … along with criminalization of the homeless and attacks on women and the LGBT community, Hungary’s seen a horrific spike in state-sanctioned antisemitism and racism…
Then these hysterolib, shall I say libnazi, liars use this picture, showing a huge crowd demonstrating in Kossuth square in front of the Parliament, to illustrate their petition … which drools about the government’s “crippling the free press“:
A huge crowd in the streets of Budapest
At a closer look one can see that the sign in the front says “Nem leszünk gyarmat!” (We won’t be a colony!)… Oh, yes, I took part on that rally with this slogan… It was freezing cold on the 22nd of January, 2012 and I marched together with several hundreds of thousands Hungarians… and we were protesting exactly against those who sign this petition, protesting against the hysterical, vile attacks directed at Hungary then and in support of democratically elected Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. This huge crowd gathered so that EU/IMF wouldn’t do to my country what they did earlier in Italy and Greece when they simply replaced their democratically elected governments with the delegated EU/IMF lackeys.
This petition is a perfect example for that what kind of methods these so-called proponents of free press use.
As opposed to this huge crowd of people supporting the Orbán government, the “champions of free press” could gather only a magnitude smaller crowd on the 2nd of January, 2010 at the height of a very well mediatized international hysteria campaign against Fidesz and PM Orbán. That must be the explanation why these “democrats” (that’s how they always call themselves) try to make their point with a picture of the much bigger pro-government rally.
It goes without saying that the “free press”, such as the Washington Post, the BBC, Süddeutsche Zeitung, etc., all tried very hard to increase the importance of the anti-government rally and to make orts of the pro-government one.
Posted by Leto مؤدّب on 26/12/2013