Surfin’ USA

Mads Fuglede is a member of the Danish parliament for the (ostensibly) right-of-center Venstre party. On Sunday he penned an opinion piece for the (ostensibly) right-of-center Berlingske Tidende. In his byline, Berlingske identified him not only as a member of parliament, but also a “U.S. Analyst.” A right-of-center reader of this right-of-center publication might have…

Lie, Smear, Rinse, Repeat

In an article that’s supposed to be about Joe Biden’s address to the nation on January 6, DR proves once again that there’s no Democratic Party talking point they’re unwilling to pass on to the Danish public as a matter of established fact. Correspondent: Biden’s speech was the first direct accusation from “the top” against…

Journalisming

Ladies and gentleman, the balanced Danish media: Do you remember the pictures? A year ago wild and angry Trump supporters stormed the American capitolAngelica Schou-Petersen, DR.dk, Jan 6 One year after the attack on America’s democracy: what’s happened since the storming of the capitol?Lillian Gjerulf Kretz, DR.dk, Jan 6 Trump’s people have put a large-scale…

Boo Who

Berlingske had a big headline on their website today: “Trump hit a sore spot among his supporters—and was met with boos.” It was the only major American story on the front page so it’s presumably the most notable American story of the moment. And maybe it is. It must be. It starts with Trump and…

The Art of Deflection

As the gentle reader of this blog will know and as Greg has stated in the About text (upper right hand side on the page), we have a particular interest in the intersection of news from America and the way in which these news are delivered to the Danish people. It was therefore with a…

“Now comes the punishment.”

Danish news media don’t appear to be coping very well with yesterday’s shellacking of the Democratic party. Phrases like “five-alarm fire” and “bloodbath” are being used even by leftist commentators in America to describe the results of Tuesday’s elections. But as far as I can tell to this point, the major Danish news outlets have…

Clown Show Treatment

Actual American news has still been pretty hard to come by on the main Danish news media the past 48 hours, with one notable exception that I’ll get to in a moment. But let’s start with some examples of what little American news has made it into the Danish news stream. First, a Berlingske story…

Sayers of Sooth

“Cato used to say,” Cicero writes in The Nature of the Gods, “that he wondered how one soothsayer could keep a straight face when he met another.” It’s easy to wonder the same about American pollsters. Hold that thought. Americans right now have a more favorable opinion of Donald Trump than they do of Joe…

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). …

American Bogeymen

A project at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics has been looking into the polarization of American culture and politics in the hopes of finding an antidote. In their own words, they hope to “use innovative polling and data analytics to identify America’s political fissures, and explain ways to foster compromise.” That’s fancy talk…