ARD viewers angry because ER was also invited to the "Vierkampf" - "Extra airtime!"

ARD viewers angry because ER was also invited to the “Vierkampf” – “Extra airtime!”

September 15, 2021 at 12:01 am

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Displeasure among some viewers and especially among political opponents: when “Four-way fight” in the ARD discussed on Monday evening the top candidates from AfD, FDP, Left Party – and the CSU!

That Alexander Dobrindt, the head of the CSU regional group in the Bundestag, to the ARD– Round was invited, irritated and indignant some viewers. The transmitter had to explain itself!

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ARD viewers angry because HE was invited to the “Vierkampf” – “Why the hell?”

The “Vierkampf” in the first was a kind of alternative broadcast for all those parties that could not previously take part in the “Triell” on Sunday. As is well known, the Chancellor candidates Olaf Scholz (SPD), Armin Laschet (CDU) and Annalena Baerbock (Greens) competed against each other. But on Monday evening there was trouble because the “Vierkampf” was again attended by a representative of the Union.


TV highlights up to the federal election (ARD and ZDF):

  • 14.9 .: ZDF-Klartext with Olaf Scholz
  • 15.9 .: ARD election arena with Armin Laschet
  • 16.9 .: ZDF-Klartext with Annalena Baerbock
  • 23.9 .: Round of leading candidates on ARD and ZDF


Armin Laschet is a joint candidate for chancellor from the CDU and CSU, but the Christian Socials are an independent party. Therefore, some viewers and political opponents reacted downright indignant that the Union was represented again in the ARD discussion.

ARD- “Vierkampf”: “Why get the extra airtime?”

“Somehow weird that the CSU gets its own place in the ‘Vierkampf’, but in surveys and on election evening the CDU and CSU are shown together,” criticized Konstantin von Notz, Member of the Green Party.

“Why is Dobrindt allowed to take part in the ‘Vierkampf’ on ARD? The CDU / CSU are allegedly competing together, why are they getting extra airtime tonight? ”Said the social democrat Nico Lumma on Twitter.

+++ Survey on the federal election: will Laschet turn things around? Union is clearly catching up! +++

Then the South Schleswig voter association could also be invited, said another ARD viewer on the net. After all, like the CSU, it is only a regional party that cannot be voted in in the other 15 federal states.

Another commentator was annoyed that the CSU, as a “regional party”, was allowed to participate in the “nationwide ‘four-way battle’”. And he also criticized the fact that the Union was allowed to campaign twice in the ARD program – both in the “Triell” with Laschet and in the “Vierkampf” with Dobrindt.


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ARD explains why the CSU was invited to the “Vierkampf”

A Twitterer with an FDP background commented similarly: “The fact that the top candidates are separated into two blocks in the discussion rounds is a free gift. But why the hell does the Union get the opportunity to take part in both rounds? “

The broadcaster responded to the criticism on Twitter: “Parties were invited that are represented in the Bundestag or that are over 5% in the national polls. That is the case with the CSU, although it only competes in Bavaria. “

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The fact that the Union is allowed to appear twice in the ARD program is actually nothing new. Also in the so-called “elephant round” on election Sundays, representatives of the CDU and the CSU are traditionally always present. ARD and ZDF will also invite Armin Laschet and Alexander Dobrindt to the final round of all chancellor and top candidates on September 23.

+++ Markus Söder: THIS sentence is perceived by citizens outside of Bavaria as outrage +++

CSU threatens bitter election bankruptcy in Bavaria: New survey shocks Söder and Dobrindt

Meanwhile, the CSU in Bavaria is fighting against an impending election bankruptcy. A new survey by GMS for Sat.1 Bayern from Tuesday sees the Christsozialen at only 28 percent (-1). For CSU conditions that would be an electoral disaster in the Free State. The numbers are a shock for party leader Markus Söder and Alexander Dobrindt!

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In this respect, Alexander Dobrindt should come in very handy every big TV appearance to mobilize CSU voters in Bavaria.

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Olaf Scholz on ZDF: The unemployed person simply takes his name on him – and then it becomes clear: “Schikane!”

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