• Andrew Dudja

    “As is the case in neighboring Poland, media in all its forms is under tight government control. ”

    Neither in Poland or in Hungary is the “media in all its forms” under government control. There are a few channels, which the government funds, but that is it. All other media is independently owned, including media favorable to the government. That does not equal government control, and still, even when you include media that favors the government, the majority of media (which must also include online publications) is controlled by critics of both governments. Even traditional media is still controlled by critics. Two of the largest non-government media conglomerates in Hungary are run by government critics, that includes the company that has license to major U.S themed shows and networks.

    I think it is normal that the elected government would have people who think like them also in the media. That seems to be the major point of disagreement with liberals. Liberals think that no conservative voices must be allowed to air, especially if it comes from government backed networks. They think any traditionally conservative voices, which speak for the people who inhabit the country, including 40-50% of voters, is authoritarian. For the liberals, for the media to be free, it must promote western liberal ideas about government and society. That is simply authoritarian itself to think that way. In many western countries, the media is solidly left-leaning, and does not reflect the true position of all of society, especially native peoples. This of course is neither a free media either, and in fact, its far worse than anything you’ll find in either Poland or Hungary, which both have a broad spectrum of media voices, critical and uncritical of the government and society.

  • Andrew Dudja

    Nice Soros inspired article, you even added the migrant colonialist agenda to it, which has zero to do with theater.