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Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:09 AM

Austria broadcaster defends journalist who compared far-right poster to Nazis

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS APRIL 26, 2019 / 8:31 AM / UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO

Austria broadcaster defends journalist who compared far-right poster to Nazis

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria’s public broadcaster ORF defended its top news anchor on Friday after a far right politician threatened the journalist with “consequences” for comparing an anti-immigrant poster to Nazi propaganda.

The far-right Freedom Party (FPO) is the junior partner in a coalition government with the conservatives. It says it wants to restructure the ORF which it accuses of left-wing bias.

During an interview with Harald Vilimsky, the FPO’s top candidate for the European Parliament, the host of flagship news program ZiB 2, Armin Wolf, asked Vilimsky to explain a poster created by a branch of the far-right party’s youth wing.

The poster depicted a blonde couple in traditional Austrian dress, surrounded by sneering gray figures with oversized noses accompanied by the slogan “tradition beats migration”. Wolf asked how this depiction of migrants differed from the anti-Semitic depiction of Jews in a Nazi newspaper.

“To draw this parallel, Mr Wolf, is the last straw,” Vilimsky responded. “That is something that cannot go without consequences.”

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