Disgrace in youth broadcast – child reporter embarrasses top AfD politicians
– Child reporter embarrasses top AfD politicians
According to AfD politician Tino Chrupalla, more German poems should be learned again in schools. When a ZDF children’s reporter asked, he couldn’t think of a single one.
If it were up to AfD top candidate Tino Chrupalla, more German cultural assets would be taught in German schools. But as a child reporterWhen asked about his favorite German poem, the party chairman does not think of anything to do with it. “My favorite poem is, uh, I have to, I would have to think about it now, I can’t think of any”, Chrupalla stutters, embarrassed.
Young reporter Alexander had, along with other children, for the ZDF children’s program “logo!” interviewed top German politicians before the upcoming federal election. AfD politician Chrupalla also answered questions from the youth. However, he embarrassed himself in front of the confident child reporter, who asked him, among other things, about the demands of the AfD.
The roughly twelve-year-old boy, who looks like a high school student with his glasses, asks what it means exactly if the AfD wants to deal with more German cultural assets in class. Chrupalla explains that in schools more German folk songs againaround German poems are learned should. His party wants, “that weto honor our German poets and thinkers again in schools».
Alexander replied that the students did memorize a relatively large number of poems and asks about Chrupalla’s favorite poem. When he couldn’t think of a single poem, the child reporter was visibly astonished.
Favorite poet of the AfD politician loathed nationalism
In order to bail Chrupalla after his total failure, the young reporter asks whether he has a favorite German poet. Chrupalla replies with “Heinrich Heine”. A very unusual choice for a right-wing populist – Heine, one of the most important writers of the 19th century, despised all forms of nationalism and German foolishness.
After all, his famous work says “Germany. A winter fairy tale “from 1844:” The rag is fatal to me, which, to touch the heart, shows patriotism, with all its ulcers. “
In the same year, Heine wrote in his poem “Nachtgedanken”: “If I think of Germany at night, then I will be deprived of sleep.” It is astonishing that Chrupalla, whose party calls for more “love of home” in the classroom, chose one of the harshest critics in Germany of all German poets.
Other questions from the children’s reporter also made the top politician skid. Like when Alexander tested the father of three’s knowledge of youth language. The term «cringe», which ends on der List for the youth word 2021 stands, confused is with the Christmas film «Grinch». Thereby means is so much like «awkward» or «fremdschämon”.
Harvested for his overall not very confident appearance the AfD politician on social media ridicule and malice. «Chrupalla doesn’t know any German poems, but likes Heine – cringer is not possible», it says in a Twitter post. “It’s like asking Sarah Palin about her newspaper reading. Or Donald Trump after his favorite biblical passage, ”writes a“ Spiegel ”editor.
Child reporter Alexander, on the other hand, is celebrated for his self-confidence and persistent inquiries. One Twitter user wrote: “Can someone please give this child a prize?”