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ZDF "web politics expert" opines that it's not that bloggers influenced the election (by exposing the CDU's small scandals), more that leakers with an agenda now used them instead of tradmed to place damaging news.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 02:08:51 PM EST
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FDP yuppie in ZDF's studio. He gives off standard neolib tirade about releasing the potential of mid-tier companies by reducing their loads, meaning tax cuts. Reporter attacks him, what does he want to cut? They guy was prepared: he instantly names coal subsidies. But the reporter (a young woman) presses on, it's a bigger sum, gets a more bland answer without specifics.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 02:29:27 PM EST
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Now a young Green in the studio; she hopes for a left-wing coalition, with the Left Party if necessary, says the left Party is no issue for them, it's SPD and Left Party that must get along.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 02:32:38 PM EST
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