At “maischberger. die woche “, in addition to Corona, it was also about climate change and the federal election – Robert Habeck and Hape Kerkeling were guests.
Berlin – Sandra Maischberger is back after the summer break with serious issues in her luggage. A small ray of hope: there is a live audience in the studio again – albeit at a safe distance.
The program focuses, among other things, on climate change: flood disaster in Germany, devastating forest fires in many countries in southern Europe. Maischberger asks in the course of the show, Greens co-director Robert Habeck: “When will the weather be normal again?” But Habeck decides: “That will not happen.” The party leader predicts: “It will be more blatant.” Habeck makes it clear: “We no longer talk about the fact that there is no climate change – that is out of the question. We only talk about how global warming is slowed down so that we humans can adapt. “
“Maischberger. die week “- these guests discussed with:
In individual interviews
- Robert Habeck (Greens) – party leader
- Hape Kerkeling – Entertainer, comedian and bestselling author
- Hubert Aiwanger (Free Voters) – Minister of Economics of Bavaria
Sitting in the group of experts:
- Amelie Fried – Journalist
- Robin Alexander – Deputy editor-in-chief of world
- Wolfram Weimer – publisher of the The European
But for now the coronavirus is once again the focus of the discussion. Background: In Germany there are too few vaccinations and too many vaccine skeptics to achieve the desired herd immunity by autumn and thus the end of the exceptional pandemic situation. Most recently, Bavaria’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Hubert Aiwanger, publicly expressed his concerns about vaccination and is switched to the studio.
Aiwanger repeats his criticism live on the show: “Every individual has the right to decide whether or not to be vaccinated,” said the Bavarian Minister for Economic Affairs.
Sandra Maischbeger asks Bayern Vice-President Aiwanger: “Are you a lateral thinker?”
The minister continues: “And if he is being harassed here and asked in front of the camera why he has not been vaccinated, then that simply goes too far and puts people under pressure.”
“Are you a lateral thinker?” Maischberger asks Aiwanger directly. He laughs: “No, I’m not. And clarifies what it is about him, namely to respect “the right of the individual to his body”. The previously vaccinated minister tried in the end with conciliatory tones: He did not rule out a vaccination at a later date. He does not want to be called a vaccination opponent.
This attitude is unacceptable for a politician worldVice-Editor-in-Chief Robin Alexander, who declares Aiwanger the “Loser of the Week”. The aversion of many to the vaccination clearly upsets the journalist. With the start of the next wave in autumn, he fears massive measures, restrictions and, above all, school closings.
Alexander asks the group: “Why should my children stay at home now because people don’t get vaccinated?” Alexander speaks out against compulsory vaccination, but demands more commitment from those responsible: “We have to think about it, like us drive up the numbers! ”
Journalist at “maischberger. die week “: Corona vaccination is not a purely private decision!
The journalist Amelie Fried agrees with her colleague and states that vaccination is no longer a purely “private decision” in the case of Corona. It’s not just about personal responsibility, but also about solidarity, said Fried. “Just when I imagine what children had to endure in the past year and a half and how solidarity they were with us older people and old people, we now have an obligation to show solidarity with them.” Fried points out.
Publisher Wolfram Weimer suspects campaign tactics for the federal election behind the statements of the Bavarian state politician. Aiwanger tries to “sharpen his profile”. Weimer speculates that the “rumble in Bavaria” is also about German positions of power.
The viewer is not surprised that the Greens boss Robert Habeck does not find Aiwanger’s statements good. When Maischberger asked him to make critical statements to his top candidate Annalena Baerbock, Habeck reacted uncomfortably. But then he does admit that the question of Baerbock’s gender – the “women’s card”, as Habeck calls the fact with the quotation marks displayed – was one of the factors in the decision. And finds that his party colleague’s mistakes caused a “crack” in the trust of voters. Habeck promises: “We will use every opportunity to rebuild it.”
Habeck says “Indians’ word of honor” – the guest takes it up and is angry about the consideration of the little things in the election campaign
At one point Maischberger Habeck speaks about the planned energy money from the Greens – every year, 75 euros should go back to the citizens due to price increases for climate protection. “How do they get into my account? Does every German citizen get a check at the end of the year? ”The moderator wants to know. That is not that trivial, explains Habeck. He relies on a digital solution. And in the midst of the hail of demand from Maischberger, he says at one point “The money is going back – great Indian word of honor” and briefly raises his hand in an oath.
In this situation it is hardly noticeable, but after the conversation with Habeck Maischberger and her other guests discuss the election campaign and the appearance of CDU boss Armin Laschet in the flood areas, publisher Weimer takes up the scene: “This fixation irritates me on little things. It would be like saying: ‘After this show, Mr Habeck screwed up his election campaign because he said Indians earlier.’ In your conversation he said, ‘Indians’ word of honor, the discharge is coming, ”he paraphrases. “We know that the Greens are language-sensitive and use the language police, so you are actually not allowed to say Indian. Now he has said it and it would be a scandal. That’s ridiculous! ”To explain: Many members of indigenous tribes find the term“ Indian ”to be problematic or offensive. The associations are covered with clichés, the term comes from the time of colonialism. The Greens had arguments earlier because of the word.
In the Maischberger Talk, Hape Kerkeling attributes healing properties to cats
The appearance of Hape Kerkeling, who also wrote a book about the psycho-healing powers of cats (“Paws off the table! My cats, other cats and me”) at the start of his TV return, provides a breath of fresh air. He was able to experience it himself after his mother’s suicide: “I got this hangover and was able to live out my grief well.” Dogs would obey, cats not. But it is precisely this fact that makes the animals so special, says the entertainer: “Cats help us to become better people!” In the meantime, the seventh cat in a row is in his care.
When asked about the opening topic, Kerkeling positions himself clearly: He was vaccinated, the comedian said seriously. It is a blessing that an active ingredient has been developed so quickly. Anyone who says there is no such thing as this pandemic does not represent an opinion, comments Kerkeling laconically, “but is just crazy!”
To Karl Lauterbach, Kerkeling says: “If I were his media advisor, then I would say: ‘Less is maybe more.’ And: He needs a new hairstyle! Since the fly’s gone, I’ve been looking at the hairstyle. ”In dealing with the discussion on Aiwanger’s comments, the entertainer recommends:“ Perhaps you should find it more funny instead of taking it seriously. ”
Maischberger von Kerkeling wants to know who he would vote for in autumn. He admits that he only makes a decision in the cabin: “You are surprised every day …”
Conclusion of the “maischberger. the week “talks
Much discussion in the panel of experts. A Robert Habeck with serious warnings who found it difficult to convincingly present his government visions. A refreshing Hape Kerkeling, which could prove once again that not only cats have calming power, but above all humor.