Armin Laschet whispers to children at ProSieben – but have they been instrumentalized?
Armin Laschet lost patience and became snotty in an interview with two children as part of the ProSieben program “Late Night Berlin”. He even whispered to a boy in front of the TV camera – and was caught doing it.
But now there is also criticism of that Laschet-Interview. The children were instrumentalized by the editorial staff of the show by Klaas Heufer-Umlauf.
Armin Laschet whispers at ProSieben boys – but was the child instrumentalized?
Armin Laschet showed nerves in two questions in the children’s interview: When he was asked about the controversial candidate Hans-Georg Maaßen and then again when asked about gay marriage. Here Laschet even tried to get himself out of the situation.
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The young Romeo asked the candidate for chancellor: “Do you mind that men are allowed to marry?” “No,” Laschet replied. “But you didn’t want to vote for it!” The boy added. “No, I wasn’t even in the Bundestag. Who comes up with such strange ideas? ”“ You gave interviews where you said you didn’t want to, ”replies Romeo. Laschet whispers: “No, that’s not true.”
+++ Armin Laschet messes up journalist because of critical question: “That’s stupid!” +++
But Laschet can’t get away with that. “In the ‘mirror’,” replies the child. Laschet tries it with irony: “Did you read the ‘Spiegel’ so long ago? But that’s great that you can do it! ”The“ Spiegel ”interview was about“ some legal question ”.
In fact, Armin Laschet was quoted as saying in a “Spiegel” interview on July 7, 2017: “I am in favor of eliminating all forms of discrimination against people who prefer other forms of life than marriage. But like Merkel, I would not have approved the SPD’s proposal, because it is also not constitutionally in order. “
Laschet saw “also” constitutional problems with the introduction of marriage for everyone. Already in the ZDF program “Klartext”, Armin Laschet got into a skid over a question about the rights of homosexuals.
++++ Armin Laschet is approached by kids about it – and loses his composure! “Quite aggro” +++
Interview with Armin Laschet: Were the children exploited by ProSieben?
However, there is now a discussion on the internet as to whether the children were instrumentalized for the interview. Obviously, at least some questions did not come from them.
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Zeit journalist Martin Machowecz criticizes the concept: “Anyone who is interviewed like this can only lose. Children are sent forward with extremely tough questions, ergo instrumentalized, but the candidate must not react harshly because: children. “
Even the social democratic blogger Erik Flügge expresses doubts as to whether standards in the children’s interview were maintained by the program “Late Night Berlin”.
Others object that Olaf Scholz would have reacted more confidently and more child-friendly to similarly tough questions from the children about Wirecard, dead refugee children in the Mediterranean Sea and Putin. Laschet, on the other hand, quickly became stubborn and did not communicate with the children at eye level, but condescendingly.
Another Laschet interview is causing a sensation. The chancellor candidate 11 days before the election really doesn’t need such a press.