Failure in the Passive Voice

Now we’re getting somewhere. Mikkel Danielsen appears to be waking up to reality over at Berlingske: Joe Biden is struck by a big downturn: “it’s alarming”Mikkel Danielsen, Berlingske.dk, Oct 13 There’s no real news in this long article: Biden’s poll numbers have been declining since early August, his Afghanistan fiasco was two months ago, there’s…

Mette Frederiksen on CNN

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was interviewed by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour yesterday. Frederiksen was in New Delhi on a state visit to India; Amanpour was back in CNN’s Atlanta studio. The 13-minute interview was ostensibly about the climate, and most of it was. Berlingske chose to focus on Amanpour’s having ambushed Frederiksen with an immigration question:…

Dumbing Down Dumb

Big stories tend to get covered simultaneously by major media outlets around the world, but smaller stories sometimes take a while to percolate their way around the world, and they can change along the way, sometimes significantly. So when I see a European headline about a story I’d seen covered days or weeks earlier by…

Bad News is No News

There hasn’t been much news about America in the Danish media this week, which reflects the Danish media’s conviction that when Democrats are in power, bad news is no news. Joe Biden’s job approval is down to 40% in the Quinnipiac poll (53% disapproval), 43% in Rasmussen (55% disapproval), and 44% in Economist/YouGov (49% disapproval). …

Let Us Now Praise Reptilians

I never heard of Durek Verrett until I stumbled over this article today: He’s the boyfriend of the Norwegian princess and a self-described shaman. Now he’s outed himself as a reptileLiv Almer, Berlingske.dk, Oct 6 Before we dive into the crazy mixed-up world of Durek (né Derek) Verrett, here’s a quick Wikipedia summary of his royal girlfriend:…

The Joe Show

Berlingske published a Mikkel Danielsen piece today entitled “Analysis: Joe Biden risks becoming a mediocre president. He has to save his reputation this week.” I could easily spin off a thousand words on the absurdity of the headline alone (he risks becoming a mediocre president?). Joe Biden was a mediocre senator and a mediocre vice…

Bordering Sanity

There’s an influential politician in Denmark who believes that Danish culture can only persist to the extent that we limit immigration and enforce Europe’s external borders.  He believes Europe was mistaken to ostracize Hungary’s Victor Orban back in 2015 for erecting razor wire fences on his nation’s borders with Serbia, and thinks we owe more…

The Nicki Manaj News Cycle

A celebrity said something silly, got called out for it by a politician, and Berlingske seemed to think that deserved a story: Fauci goes after Nicki Minaj for sharing vaccine skepticismBerlingske.dk/Ritzau/DPA, Sep 16 The headline is what Dan Rather might call “fake but accurate.” It wasn’t general skepticism Fauci was going after, but a very…

Paying the Swede-geld

Insufferable neurotic high-school dropout Greta Thunberg has popped up in another news cycle, this time for her presence on the cover of the the first edition of Vogue Scandinavia. Greta Thunberg adorns the cover of Vogue and criticizes the fashion industryBerlingske.dk (Ritzau/TT), August 9 It’s hard to determine who comes off as more ridiculous here,…

There’s Life in the Old Lie Yet

On Sunday, Berlingske published the first in a series of three interviews with Danish authors on the subject of racism in Denmark: Author Sofie Jama got shit smeared on her front door: The aggressiveracists are the most sincere in their communication Kristian Lindberg, AOK, Berlingske.dk, August 1 Sofie Jama is a Somali-born Dane who came…