Armin-Paul Hampel was once a respected ARD reporter. Today he sits for the AfD in the Bundestag – and criticizes journalists harshly. On the road with someone who has changed. Or not?
It takes less than three minutes to walk between Armin-Paul Hampel’s first life and his second. Two glass doors, a security gate and 150 meters of sidewalk, that’s all. In his first life, Hampel worked in a clay-red building on the banks of the Spree, with a view of the Reichstag dome. Wilhelmstraße 67 a, the ARD capital studio. From here the correspondent Hampel once explained the world to people.