Fidelity

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen will be traveling with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to Israel on Thursday, for a meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu. According to Frederiksen’s own office, the purpose of the trip is for her and Kurz to speak with Netanyahu about the potential for “closer cooperation on COVID-19 and vaccines.” You can read more…

According to Kretz

As sure as spring follows winter, so is any public statement by Trump followed by a spastic word salad from DR’s ace U.S. correspondent Steffen Kretz. ANALYSIS: Trump is preparing for civil war in his party, Steffen Kretz, DR.dk, March 1 President Joe Biden has, in his five or six weeks as president, bombed Syria,…

Have a Coke and Some Bile

A story that got a lot of play in non-establishment American media this week was big enough that the establishment media had to willfully ignore it. It therefore hasn’t yet appeared in the Danish media. Danish media are still dedicating most of their American coverage to Trump and Trump-related issues these days anyway, so there’s…

Rufus and Carla

The U.S. ambassador to Denmark during the second term of the Obama Administration was a wildly popular fellow named Rufus Gifford. Gifford began his career in show biz, where he worked as an assistant producer on several films and appeared as Dog Owner #1 in Garfield: the Movie. Having thus conquered Hollywood, he made the…

The Failed Journalism of DR

(“With a title like that, you’re gonna need a bigger blog.“) The top foreign news item on DR’s website Friday afternoon, situated “above the fold” as one of three main news items visible when first loading the site, is entirely unsurprising: Texas Senator Gets Massive Backlash for Fleeing to Warmth amid Weather Chaos, Sofie Dyjak,…

Divider of Waters

Berlingske went straight to the Danish news service Ritzau to break the news of Rush Limbaugh’s death on Wednesday. (Ritzau apparently borrowed the story from Reuters.) After three straight news paragraphs about how his death was announced (by his wife, on air, at the start of his program on Wednesday) and how he’d gone public…

“Camouflaged Objectivity”

The “borgerlig” Berlingske Tidende has at last come around to the observation that the New York Times is printing opinion as fact. That’s a positive development, as far as I’m concerned, even if it’s just in an opinion piece. At least, it would be a positive development if I didn’t know its only value would…

Reaping What They Sue

An interesting article from DR today: Teens Sue Sweden for Betraying Climate: How It’s Gone in Three Similar Cases, Simon Andersen Nielsen, DR.dk, February 13 It begins with events in Sweden and looks at three similar cases, in Ireland, Holland, and Norway, and explores what it all could mean for Denmark. A group of young…

The Trump Show

Joe Biden has been president of the United States for more than three weeks. Surely it’s now time for the ostensibly borgerlig Berlingske Tidende to familiarize its readers with some of the far-left initiatives the administration has already pushed through. Here are the stories that Berlingske had on their home page this morning (in the…

Bad News

Europe’s given up on America, according to an article today from Berlingske: Europeans Turn Their Backs on America after Trump, and Denmark Stands Out on a Decisive Point, Kristian Mouritzen, Berlingske.dk, February 11 The subhead spells it out pretty plainly: “Europeans simply do not trust that the new president of the United States, Joe Biden,…