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Trump-Obsessed German Media Cheer Impeachment: ‘Huge Success for the Democratic Party’

Trump-Obsessed German Media Cheer Impeachment: ‘Huge Success for the Democratic Party’

German state broadcaster: Impeachment “a symbol of hope for democracy.”

https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1207467960971005952

Having been obsessed with U.S. President Donald Trump since the day he took office three years ago, the German mainstream and state-run media outlets rejoiced at the outcome of the impeachment vote in the Democratic-led House of Representatives.

Germany’s state-owned news outlet Deutsche Welle led the charge, declaring, “Trump earned his impeachment.” The outlet welcomed the attempted ouster of a foreign head of the state, saying: “Continuing with more of the same from the US president was no longer an option.” Deutsche Welle rejoiced at the fact that the “presidency of Donald Trump will forever be stained” by the vote.

The German station congratulated U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party on their “huge success:”

It’s a huge success for the Democratic Party and for Trump’s adversary Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker of the House. She got her party to fall into line. Democrats didn’t flinch. However, they were unable to convince Republicans, who — as always — continue to support the president, as unbelievable as this appears to an outside observer, closing their eyes to his scandalous behavior. We shouldn’t have expected anything else.

Rebuking the Republican members of the Congress, Deutsche Welle concluded: “Those not ready to defend the US Constitution have no business taking an oath to it.”

Germany’s top state-owned news outlet ZDF called the impeachment “a symbol of hope for democracy.” The Congressional Democrats had a “sacred duty” to impeach the sitting U.S. President, the outlet claimed.

The country’s most-read newspaper Die Welt was just as aggressive in its attack on the U.S. president. In an editorial titled “A president founding father warned against,” the paper described the impeachment of Trump as “an act of democratic hygiene.”

The Berlin-based left-wing Die Tageszeitung newspaper called him an “anti-statesman” who acts “criminally and aggressively.” Drawing parallels on Germany’s dark history, the paper warned: “One can start dictatorships with democratic majorities, there are a number of examples for that.”

Germany’s leading newsweekly Der Spiegel accused President Trump of lying: “The truth is that President Trump and his aides created a false reality, wherein lying in not only allowed but desirable.”

Der Spiegel had some gall talking about truth. Last year, the magazine’s star reporter was caught fabricating a story portraying Trump supporters as racists. The publication had to fire Claas Relotius for making up a series of fake stories to fit the publication’s anti-American and anti-Trump narrative. Ironically, the ‘fake’ reporter won the ‘CNN Journalist of the Year’ before getting caught.

This bias is not limited to a few German left-wing publications. A 2017 Harvard study concluded that German media coverage was “extremely negative” toward President Trump.

The study by Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center found that during “Trump’s first 100 days in office, 98 percent of [Germany’s state-run] ARD‘s news coverage that assigned value to a story about him was negative,” a figure higher than that of CNN, NBC, Washington Post, New York Times or any other media outlet included in the study.

‘President Donald Trump hits back after impeachment.’

[Cover image via YouTube] [Excerpts from German media reports translated by the author]

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Colonel Travis | December 20, 2019 at 9:11 am

I like being lectured about dictatorships by the F-ing Germans.

Only in 2019, German fascists lecturing me on what it means to be an American. Just imagine…

    pst314 in reply to rdmdawg. | December 20, 2019 at 9:39 am

    In Germany you can find the full spectrum of political opinion, from Communist big-government types on the far left to corporatist big-government types on the far right. Small-government people are not to be found, of course, because that would be crazy. /sarcasm

We’ve stomped a mud-hole in your face twice Jerry, don’t make us do it again.

Impeachment sure has stained Bill Clinton, hasn’t it?

Let’s send them Nazinan and to top it off, let’s move our bases and soldiers to Poland!

Well, the Dems have the official German vote of confidence. Trump’s presidency may have a bit of stain on it, but it is only from close quarters combat with a rabid enemy. Trump is still Trump and now stronger than ever. The rabid enemy is still both.

The Germans performing Olympic-caliber mental gymnastics while using Democracy and the Constitution in the same sentence. Sounds like a grest opportunity to remove all our troops from Germany… They love to talk smack about America while we protect them from the Mean Old Russians…

The Friendly Grizzly | December 20, 2019 at 9:58 am

The Master Race has spoken!

The existance of State Media is anathema to civilization. No nation that has State-run media can be called civilized.

It looks like the world is full of barbarians.

    Vijeta Uniyal in reply to UnCivilServant. | December 20, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    German state media gets €8bn of taxpayers money each year. They control the entire news landscape, suppress unwanted reporting (Cologne assaults, migrant crime) and peddle ideological propaganda (open borders etc.). Sad state indeed.

“Those not ready to defend the US Constitution have no business taking an oath to it.”
This from people who have not a friggin’ clue what our Constitution is about.

This saddens me, though, as places like DW used to be actual journalists, and were somewhat fair about their reporting. Now, they’ve gone all-in on the progressive crazy train.

Interesting how it is a victory for democracy and the US constitution for the national election of a President to be attacked by the opposing party in a process that allows him no constitutional defenses, and is opposed by a vast swath of the American people.

I hope the Democrats see their numbers in Washington cut in half with this next election. I’d say completely eliminated, but there are always idiots out there voting.

    but there are always idiots New York and California out there voting
    Fixed based on every single one of the impeachment stooges at the press conference being from NY or CA.

I guess the Germans have solved all of their problems–including crime, immigration, etc and now have time to solve ours?

Can’t wait for the UK to exit the EU then watch BoJo and DoTru construct a bilateral trade deal that leaves the EU playing with themselves.

I believe Frau Merkel recently made a statement something to the effect that freedom of speech must be controlled in order to save freedom of speech…..

As an American with German ancestry, it is hard to watch them go down a path to become a modern corporate fascism state.

    Pete in reply to Cogsys. | December 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    I’m in the same boat ancestry-wise and even have a family member living there now. Only when they get rid of the old guard like Merkel, that was born and raised in East Germany, will they know actual peace. They continue to have delusions of grandeur and still don’t have the natural resources to support their imagination of ruling the world.

I forget, how many Electoral College votes does Germany have? Oh yeah, it is zero. And they are probably not In favor of MAGA either.

Trump earned his impeachment just as much as Obama earned his Nobel.

one democratic socialist party to another

Good to know that foreign governments approve of the Democrat actions.

Foreigners hate it when a President puts US interests ahead of their interests.

“Rebuking the Republican members of the Congress, Deutsche Welle concluded: “Those not ready to defend the US Constitution have no business taking an oath to it.””

After two years of German language classes in high school my remaining impression is “those people speak backwards”. The statement above confirms it.

Where there any detailed explanations of the charges used to impeach Trump? I doubt it. Probably just echoing Dems lies about Trump.

The obstruction charge is completely bogus as Trump asserted executive privilege and the Dems refused to challenge his assertion in court.

The other charge is also bogus because Trump just asked Ukraine to investigate Biden’s apparent corruption in Ukraine. If he used the threat of withholding US aid in order to ensure their cooperation there was nothing wrong with that either. If Biden didn’t want to be investigated then he shouldn’t have arrange a job for his unemployable son with a Ukrainian company and he shouldn’t have forced Ukraine to fire a Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating the his son worked for.

All you have to see is the words “State owned” to see where this is coming from. How could any propaganda outlet like a state-owned media tell Americans how to defend democracy? Having a state-owned media is the antithesis of democracy!

Sounds like foreigners interfering in an American election by giving something of value to the Biden campaign. From what I hear in the MSM that’s illegal.

The Krauts don’t understand impeachment.

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | December 21, 2019 at 6:57 am

Didn’t we kick the Chermans asses last Century – TWICE?

I agree with other commenters here… why would we take any advice from Germans when it has anything to do with dictators?

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | December 21, 2019 at 7:00 am

@MTED

Correct, impeachment hasn’t stained Bill Clinton, but Bill Clinton stained a blue dress.

German’s think highly of their selves.

In reality they are a corrupt group of communist sympathizers.

I’ll say it again, get our troops out of f**in Germany, close the bases, and tell them don’t call us as we leave.

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