Historians reckon: Tagesschau plays down red-red-green as a “center-left alliance” – domestic politics

This “Tagesschau” sentence causes irritation.

In a report on the 8 pm news on ARD on Monday evening, it was about the Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet (60, CDU), who – as the “Tagesschau” wording – warned “of a center-left alliance”. Meant: an alliance of red-red-green.

A coalition of the SPD, the Greens and the Left Party – according to the Tagesschau a “center-left alliance”. I’m sorry, what?

“How the Tagesschau falsifies the facts here really leaves you speechless,” says historian and GDR expert Hubertus Knabe (62) to BILD. “Everyone who has read their programs knows that red-green-red means a radical change of course for Germany.”

There will be “massive interventions in property and the free market and, on top of that, a neutralist foreign policy,” continued Knabe. “The left even wants to nationalize Lufthansa and instead of NATO to establish a ‘collective security system’ with Russia.”

▶ ︎ The fact is: The left courted communist systems. The majority abstained from the Bundestag vote on the Bundeswehr mandate to evacuate Afghanistan. Its party leader Janine Wissler (40) was a member of the left-wing extremist movement Marx21, which calls for a fundamental change in the political system – if necessary through a revolution. Parts of the former GDR state party, the SED, continue to be monitored by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution.

Historian Knabe: “It has absolutely nothing to do with ‘center-left’.”