It is coming to light that the German government is directing journalists on what to report, and more so, what not to report, especially in light of the refugee crisis that has brought with it murder and sexual assasult. A former bureau chief of Germany's national public service broadcast said the news is to be reported to Chancellor Angela Merkel's "liking," according to Breitbart.
Dr. Wolfgang Herles is the former chief at Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen and recently stated on Berlin radio that the freedom of the press in Germany is at best a "scandal" and described the closeness of the government to the state media as being led by an agenda "laid down by the political class."
“Today, one is not allowed to say anything negative about the refugees," Herles said. “This is government journalism and that leads to a situation in which people no longer trust us. This is a scandal.”
There are many topics that would be more important than what the government wants. But they, of course, want to deflect attention away from what doesn’t happen. Yet what doesn’t happen is often more important than what does happen – more important than gesture politics.
Showing how bad things have gotten in Germany, very little has been reported about Herles' accusations against the government, but what has been said is very critical and "vehemently" denied by media bosses.
And independent journalists are finding out the hard way that Merkel isn't interested in the truth escaping. Pamela Geller has reported on a German journalist, known as Billy Six, who has been prosecuted for trespassing while trying to report on asylum centers in the region. Six has been uncovering facts that show the government bribing managers of these asylum homes, paying them per refugee. As a result, these centers are suddenly overflowing their own quotas.
Billy Six uploaded a lengthy video capturing the corruption allegations and detailing the erosion of the taxpayer's right to know: