The ARD’s commentary on the topic of the day deals with the price of petrol, oil and gas – including a steep thesis. This causes heated reactions on Twitter.
Munich – This comment of the “Tagesthemen” (ARD) ensures plenty of reactions on the net. Editor Detlef Flintz commented on rising oil and gas prices in Germany with a rather steep thesis. As part of a journalist’s job profile. But outraged reactions were not long in coming.
ARD Tagesthemen: Commentary on rising oil and gas prices causes discussions on Twitter
“He’s the price shock – that’s a good thing! Because only if oil and gas become noticeably more expensive can we get global warming under control. More wind turbines and solar energy? We can’t wait that long. We should be happy that we are being forced to change consumption and production, ”commented Flintz, and said:“ Mindful heating, less energy guzzlers in the household, no short-haul flights, but also, for example, produce steel or aluminum in a more modern way. And: wasn’t that what we wanted anyway? “
Look the article to the end. He is very aware of the problem that not everyone can pay for it.
– Mox Okev (@MoxOkev) October 13, 2021
Dennis Radtke, who sits in the European Parliament for the CDU, said: “A comment that oozes arrogance. Rising prices, especially in the short term, can only have a steering effect if there are alternatives. To the car in the country and heat, do we get the ad hoc how? ”A user wrote on Twitter:“ What a terrible #Daythemes comment! ”
ARD-Tagesthemen: Detlef Flintz comments on rising oil and gas prices – debate on Twitter
And a user asked on social media: “I assume that Mr. Flintz won’t mind the price increase because he can easily afford it?”
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Most recently, according to the “Tagesschau”, the oil export cartel OPEC + upset the markets with the decision to increase production by 400,000 barrels per day in November. At the end of September, the price of European Brent oil had risen to over $ 80 per barrel (around 159 liters) – for the first time since 2018. Apparently, consumers are also becoming increasingly nervous.
A Twitter user jumped ARD man Flintz aside and tried to put his comment into perspective: “Look at the post to the end. He is very aware of the problem that not everyone can pay for it. ”Either way – the topic clearly moves people in this country. (pm)