Germany: beware of being the pomp in Pompeii
The German population found itself last night in ignorance of the Madrid anti-austerity violence during the day. Neither of the public service TV broadcasters ARD & ZDF reported any riots in Spain during their evening news bulletins. We have no choice, in this specific context, but to rephrase 'public service' as 'State'. Lest anyone might think I'm blowing that blatant censorship out of proportion, ARD is the second biggest television broadcaster in the world after the BBC.