Anarchist party's TV ad offends viewers
Wed Sep 7, 2005
BERLIN - A fringe German anarchist party has outraged national television audiences with its election campaign television spot -- a video montage of booze-fuelled chaos, syringe needles and men cavorting with topless women.
An estimated one million viewers watched the German Anarchist Pogo Party's already heavily censored political broadcast when it was shown for the first time Monday.
Rather than offer any presentation of policies, the party's campaign spot spliced together scenes of debauched revellers smashing furniture, pouring beer down each other's throats and groups of couples kissing and groping each other, all set to a frantic heavy metal soundtrack [to me it sounded more like a punk version of polka, with accordion and all -pH].
As an officially registered political party, the Hamburg-based APPD, which sells t-shirts on its Web site that proclaim "Arbeit ist Scheisse" ("work is shit"), is entitled to free television air time for its advertisements.
Karl Nagel, campaign manager of the APPD told Reuters on Wednesday that the party will continue to run the ad.
"The next broadcast is scheduled for Monday night," he said.
However, he said the broadcasting authorities may insist they remove scenes featuring needles, which he said depicted people taking a blood sample and not intravenous drug abuse.
German newspapers say the party's roughly 750 members would not have any discernable impact on the September 18 parliamentary elections.
Too bad the political scene here in Finland is much more boring. As far as it goes here is a local racist/extreme right-wing bigot/village idiot spreading fake nude pics of our President on his Website (no, I won't give you the original URL where I found this hilarious(?) "pin-up" because people like that don't deserve any more publicity) -- some people do have interesting sex fantasies, though. Anyway, here's for all you real Fennophiles: