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  1. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    01 Dec '10 11:01
    Is the Dutch media going too far?

    http://www.opendemocracy.net/tjebbe-van-tijen/wilders-and-dutch-press-scapegoater-hunted-down-as-witch?
  2. 01 Dec '10 11:16 / 1 edit
    No, not really. It's pretty hilarious actually. These guys are constantly whining about law and order and how muslim youths are causing trouble, but they have more convicted criminals in their own party than there are convicted criminals among muslim youths - LOL! So if this really is a heksenjacht (witchhunt), we're talking about actual witches.
  3. 01 Dec '10 11:24
    How would one be able to tell from that article ? It's heavy on retoric an very light on information. From what I can tell, they asked members of parliament to make their criminal records public and then publicized those, I don't really call that a witchhunt.
  4. 01 Dec '10 11:27
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    No, not really. It's pretty hilarious actually. These guys are constantly whining about law and order and how muslim youths are causing trouble, but they have more convicted criminals in their own party than there are convicted criminals among muslim youths - LOL! So if this really is a heksenjacht (witchhunt), we're talking about actual witches.
    Make's it even more justifiable, maybe some past misdeeds are indeed irrelevant for parliamentary work, but if your main point is law and order than pointing out that hypocrisy is not only justified, but a duty of the media.
  5. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    01 Dec '10 12:37
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Is the Dutch media going too far?
    Hardly.
    Wilders is just being whacked with the very stick he's using to whack others with.
  6. Standard member spruce112358
    Democracy Advocate
    01 Dec '10 17:33
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Is the Dutch media going too far?

    http://www.opendemocracy.net/tjebbe-van-tijen/wilders-and-dutch-press-scapegoater-hunted-down-as-witch?
    I think we need to know how many Dutch officials are practicing witches or have dabbled with witchcraft in the past.