No display of Seehofer: Why not so?

On day five after the announcement of a complaint against a "taz"-the journalist has decided to Horst Seehofer, The Federal Minister of the interior shall rep

No display of Seehofer: Why not so?

On day five after the announcement of a complaint against a "taz"-the journalist has decided to Horst Seehofer, The Federal Minister of the interior shall report to not display. Instead, he wants to turn to the press Council and the editor-in-chief of "taz" to the Ministry to invite, to talk about the article that is the stumbling block,. In the press release, sent out his house on Thursday morning, he calls legal reasons for this decision. Against the column, in the police, with the garbage to be compared, - existence of several criminal charges. In addition, the investigating authorities could also intervene, if it comes to the offence of sedition.

all This, however, was also the beginning of the week and is, moreover, very complicated – not to say what Seehofer held, however, that on Wednesday evening, it was a "Petitesse", which he puffed the thing even further.

Seehofer had stuck with his push to pursue the columnist a criminal conviction. His announcement in the "image"newspaper last Sunday, he had discussed neither with the party nor with the professionals in the Ministry. It is a decision from the belly was out. Sometimes he is right, but it was the first Time that he was wrong – and in Trouble attracted.

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test, As an experienced politician, he would have been able to know that the previous Attempts on the part of the policy, to punish journalists for their opinion, failed; from the mirror-affair in 1962 on the charges against Netzpolitik.org to the attempt of the Turkish President, Erdogan, against the satirist Bohemian man of action. Also in the year 2016, he would have been able to think of, as Seehofer, the then Bavarian Prime Minister, a constitutional complaint against the refugee policy of the Chancellor is announced, and then back down made.

Such advances seem helpless, the debate shifts, the politically important issues fall into the Background. So it was in the past few days. Instead of talking about violence against police officers, the discussion focused mainly on the freedom of the press. A column by the editor-in-chief of "taz" had long since distanced, got a lot more attention than it deserves.

Updated Date: 25 June 2020, 13:20

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