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Schroeder: Media in Campaign Against Him
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Posted on 11/30/2002 4:53:58 AM PST by nypokerface
BERLIN (AP) - Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on Friday said his family had received a series of threatening letters and accused the media of a campaign against him.
"The unmistakably threatening letters that we are receiving beat everything," Schroeder told ARD television. Schroeder, who lives with his wife and her daughter, gave no details of the threats.
The chancellor has been under sustained pressure from political opponents and media commentators over Germany's weak economy since his re-election Sept. 22.
Critics accuse Schroeder hiding the extent of Germany's problems ahead of the vote. His re-elected government has since announced plans to raise taxes to plug a yawning budget deficit.
Schroeder said he was in favor of tough scrutiny of politicians by the media. But he accused some newspapers, which he didn't name, of going too far.
"The open character assassination that we have in much of the tabloid press at the moment, and not just against me, damages Germany's democratic culture," Schroeder said, according to a transcript of the interview released ahead of its Friday night broadcast.
Irreverent criticism of Schroeder, whose popularity has plunged since his re-election, hasn't been restricted to the newspapers.
TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Foreign Affairs; Germany
Have all these liberals decided to take this course of action. He now sounds like Dasshole. It's always that damn right wing conspiracy. Schroeder must be in more trouble than I originaly thought.
Socialist talking points.
posted on 11/30/2002 4:56:16 AM PST
Don't forget AlGore.
posted on 11/30/2002 4:59:25 AM PST
Hahahaha! That is EXACTLY what I thought when I read the headline!
I still say this is all coming from the Clintons.
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on Friday said his family had received a series of threatening letters and accused the media of a campaign against him.
Hysteria and delusions from Liberal-goingdownitis, it seems.
Schroeder caught it from Daschle, who got it from .....
My goodness. Do any of them ever have an original thought?
posted on 11/30/2002 5:11:53 AM PST
Call out the Krankenwaaaaaaaaaaahgen.
(That's German for waaaaaaahmbulance).
Axis of whiners:
Daschle - Gore - Schroeder
Heir Schroeder iss krank ind der kopf. Sick in the head as Daschle and Albore.
posted on 11/30/2002 5:54:55 AM PST
I thought he played the piano and didn't like Lucy?
posted on 11/30/2002 6:08:53 AM PST
So when is Tony Blair going to come out and say that the media doesn't like him?
posted on 11/30/2002 6:11:48 AM PST
Nah - he's one of those child actors trying to morph into a grownup career...
(Actually, he may be a good guy - this pic came off of a PETA site, giving him a "thumbs down" because he actually hunts on his Colorado property)
...[Schroeder] gave no details...
Ah, the logical foundation of the Liberal argument.
Reveals the lie, the intent to decieve.
Trademark of the charlatan.
Rick Schroeder IS one of the good guys - a conservative Republican.
By the way, kudos to the freeper (I can't remember his name) who predicted exactly what would happen in Germany after the election. Germany hates America. They elected the anti American candidate. Nobody dares touch the entitlement system and unions there.
Unfortunatly for them, they are about to sink in the sewage with their love affair with socialism. We have talk radio to point this out, and Americans are now seeing the inevitable tie between entitlements, socialism, and economic destruction.
God bless Rush.
The German economy is cratering.
posted on 11/30/2002 7:10:56 AM PST
Friendly fire! Rick Schroeder is the host of "The New American Sportsman" and is a pretty conservative guy. No wonder they gave him a thumbs down.
Geez, he must be taking his talking points from Tom Daschle! It's always the media's fault!
posted on 11/30/2002 7:56:10 AM PST
That damn right-wing media, it's a conspiracy I tell you. The right-wing media conspired with the right-wing economics indicators to show the German economy is in a free fall. Everyone knows socialism is the only proven economic system that works.(sarcasm)
posted on 11/30/2002 8:05:13 AM PST
To: I still care
I think Rick Schroeder has a hunting and fishing show on ESPN.
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