Police reports and most media reports stay silent about the identity of criminals.
This is officially argued to be a necessary protection against discrimination. So when all the rapists in your city are Algerians this must not be reported to protect the remaining non-rapist Algerians.
It is really official – the German Press council, a voluntary association of nearly all journalistic media, has this as article 12.1 of their guidelines. Police reports follow it as well, the only exception being when the police is still searching for the perpetrators and cannot avoid giving a description – which can lead to discrimination! They retroactively remove photos and perp descriptions from their websites once they got their man.
Good wrap-up of this censorship at zerohedge.
A consequence is that journalism in Germany is worthless, and the newspapers are dying with a speed of average 10% readership loss per year. Good riddance, you deserve it. This includes flagship rags like Der SPIEGEL which is currently dying with a speed of 7% a year.
(This Untergang is documented quarterly by http://www.meedia.de ; for those interested. We follow it gleefully.)
The media are a politically correct Leftist, culturally marxist conglomerate in the hands of a bunch of oligarchs. They’re all dying. One of the newspaper groups is owned indirectly by the SPD, the social democrat party – which is an outrage all by itself. But I think that group is dying even faster than the rest. Mostly based in Northrhine Westphalia, where Islamisation has progressed the most – and why would a Muslim read a German SPD newspaper. They have their Hürriyet and what have you in Turkish.
Then, there’s the state broadcasters which are kept alive with the forcible extraction of 8 bn EUR per year from each German household, about 20 EUR a month, of course, culturally Marxist, leftist, politically correct as well. We won’t get rid of those any time soon. Similar to the BBC’s forced financing. Only 4 times more expensive for an abysmal quality. I guess most of the money goes to cronies, not into production.
The state media basically do not report about crime at all. They’re all about bread and circuses, denunciation of government critics and history rewriting. Oh and pushing warmunism. And warmongering against Russia.
Yes it’s THAT bad. State media is basically MSNBC times 20. With a bit of PBS thrown in.
“Everything the state has he has stolen, and everything he says is a lie.” F.Nietzsche
P.S.: France, Sweden and Austria already finance their newspapers with tax money. This will come next in Germany. Politicians will say that this is necessary to preserve a plurality of opinions – when in fact only one (an ultra-statist, pro-EU) opinion will be allowed.
P.P.S.: This development of a dying, nihilist, self-absorbed media is in accordance with the concept of decline, devolution, degeneration, a dying world. So we have a confirmation right there.