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Old 04.03.2012, 21:06
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Re: Mag calls French-speakers 'Greeks of Switzerland'

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Are French-speakers the Greeks of Switzerland? This is what is written on the provocative cover of the latest Die Weltwoche magazine. The article portrays the French-speakers as indebted, drunken womanizers who don’t work much, and it has gotten folks on both sides of the linguistic divide talking in Bern.

http://worldradio.ch/wrs/news/switze...ne.shtml?29395

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They are just jealous of the french who have more fun, obviously.
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Old 04.03.2012, 22:18
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Here is more.
Thanks ! This map shows clearly that Uri and Unterwalden and Glarus and both Appenzell within a few decades slipped behind the Cantons of Neuchâtel and Jura. Facts which of course are not something the Weltwoche folks pay attention to

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They are just jealous of the french who have more fun, obviously.
I do not believe that the Weltwoche folks are jealous of anybody having more fun then them. Because if so, they could be jealous about thousands of people having lots of fun less than 500 meters away from their HQ in areas where people have at least as much fun as the Romands. They possibly after work go there as well but during work-hours of course have to be "their master's voice"

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Old 05.03.2012, 11:52
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being the language, the diction and the style of Weltwoche really bad German mostly (as if they did this on purpose to mock the reader).
I doubt it's on purpose. That just modern-day journalism. Almost all papers have given up on striving for a good style. Even the BBC has given up on copy-editing its website.

But I wouldn't put it past them to be making some of their factual errors on purpose. Sometimes because they can, and people don't notice. Sometimes as an intentional wind-up, and sometimes just to grab attention. I wonder how many people bought Die Weltwoche especially because they wanted to see this article first hand?
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I doubt it's on purpose. That just modern-day journalism. Almost all papers have given up on striving for a good style.
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Well, NZZ, FAZ, Der Spiegel, L'Espresso, Corriere della Sera e.g. did not. Also Ticino's Il Caffè della Domenica is very good in style, research and argumentation.


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But I wouldn't put it past them to be making some of their factual errors on purpose. Sometimes because they can, and people don't notice.
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Might be.


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Sometimes as an intentional wind-up, and sometimes just to grab attention. I wonder how many people bought Die Weltwoche especially because they wanted to see this article first hand?
I did.
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Well, NZZ, FAZ, Der Spiegel, L'Espresso, Corriere della Sera e.g. did not. Also Ticino's Il Caffè della Domenica is very good in style, research and argumentation.

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Your list above is not complete. You have to add papers like the Süddeutsche Zeitung (München) and Tages Anzeiger (Zürich), and Liberation and LeMonde in Paris. But a weekly newspaper which has been turned into a party propaganda paper of course is different.
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