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This Spiegel article is a nice study in propaganda: it narrates Schauble's (supposed) thoughts throughout, but completely omits those of Varoufakis. The third-person talk gives a semblance of objectivity to an absolutely biased piece.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Feb 28th, 2015 at 03:12:32 PM EST
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A Spiegel Alert automatically popped up in my head.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Feb 28th, 2015 at 03:19:25 PM EST
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We haven't used that macro for some time: SPIEGEL alert

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Feb 28th, 2015 at 03:27:39 PM EST
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A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Feb 28th, 2015 at 07:16:45 PM EST
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And what is Schäuble up to now?

ekathimerini.com | Schaeuble softens tone, says Greece 'needs time'

"The new Greek government has strong public support,» Schaeuble said in an interview with German newspaper Bild am Sonntag.

"I am confident that it will put in place the necessary measures, set up a more efficient tax system and in the end honour its commitments.

"You have to give a little bit of time to a newly elected government,» he told the Sunday paper. «To govern is to face reality."

Schaeuble also insisted that his Greek counterpart Yanis Varoufakis, despite their policy differences, had «behaved most properly with me» and had «the right to as much respect as everyone else».

Well if you combine the obviously Schäuble-approved Spiegel article and the above, it's his usual Overton-window-shifting tactic: say something inflammatory and then pretend that you meant it in a much more harmless way than interpreted by everyone.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Mar 1st, 2015 at 01:26:10 PM EST
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