Criticism of moderator binder for choice of words in election broadcast

Criticism of moderator binder for choice of words in election broadcast

After the state elections in saxony, MDR presenter wiebke binder faces criticism for her choice of words in an ARD broadcast on sunday evening. In a question about possible coalitions, she had called a coalition of CDU and afd "bourgeois".

Immediately thereafter, trouble arose on the net. On monday, SPD secretary-general lars klingbeil told the "bild" newspaper: "that is absolutely out of the question"."This is how you play down a coalition with the afd. The federal government’s eastern commissioner, christian hirte (CDU), called it a "clumsy, but also totally inappropriate remark".

The MDR had already reacted on sunday evening to the fuss in the net and tweeted: "under the enormous stress of a live broadcast in such a double election with constantly new results and changing constellations it can come to misunderstandings and can happen blurred."On monday, an apology followed from MDR editor torsten peuker: "this was clearly a slip of the tongue, and we apologize for it."

The saxon politician marco wanderwitz (CDU) had answered: "A coalition with the afd would not be a civic coalition. We have said from the outset that we will not form a coalition with the ranthers, that we will not cooperate, and that is how it will stay."