“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…

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,…

See Candace Run?

Candace Owens has found her way into the slipstream of the Danish news cycle only a couple of times in the past: when Kanye West told the world “I like the way she thinks,” when she and Kanye West had a falling out, and when she reacted to Harry Styles wearing a dress on the…

Hero to Zero

As I think I’ve made clear in the past, I have no gripe with the establishment media having gone openly partisan. They have every right to be as partisan as they want. My gripe is with the pretense that they can do that and still be considered reliably objective: that people are willing to go…

American Conditions

I don’t know how I overlooked this early December opinion piece in Berlingske: it’s hard to think of a headline more appropriate for this blog: Stop the Americanization of Danish Culture, Jacob Mchangama, Berlingske.dk, 7 December I should remind non-Danish readers that “Amerikanske tilstande” translates literally as “American conditions.” The phrase has a long pedigree…

Now They Tell Us

The headline is the story: Two years ago Denmark had 900 inpatients during the worst flu epidemic in a long time, but the system didn’t collapse, Signe Stoumann Fosgrau, Berlingske.dk, 18 December Remarkable! Not the information itself, but the fact that we’re first hearing this from the press a full nine months into the pandemic….

What Happens in the Post…

A Sunday article from Berlingske (under their AOK rubric) appears to have come straight from the Democratic National Committee (which, insofar as it’s just a recap of a Washington Post article, it sort of did): Trump Burrowed in and Was Like “a Crazy King George”: “I won, I won, I won”, Stine Hansen, Berlingske.dk, 29…

Trump and Hitler in Jylland

A Monday editorial from Berlingske Tidende (with a Pierre Collignon byline), coupled with a tweet from David Trads on the same day, offer an excellent case study in the establishment media’s continued acceleration toward irrelevance. The editorial is entitled “Trump og Hitler har ikke noget at gøre i dansk politik.” Sounds reasonable enough. Saying that…

The Conservative Case for Banning Conservatism

America has, for better or worse, a two party political system. Other parties exist, and some are even quite strong in individual states (consider Senator Bernie Sanders’s socialist following in Vermont), but at the national level American politics is binary: Democrat and Republican. There hasn’t been a president from any other party since Millard Fillmore…