The following, eight-minute comedy skit was broadcast on south German state television channel ZDF on September 23, on the program Die Anstalt (The Institute). ZDF is one of the most-watched German television channels.
The skit is titled, ‘Propaganda’ and has been sub-titled into English. Die Anstalt spoofs the avalanche of anti-Russia propaganda surrounding the war in eastern Ukraine this past summer. The program warns its viewers: “Any similarity to the current news is unintended and accidental, but absolutely inevitable”.
If Germans are starting to see through the fog of media propaganda over Ukraine, how long until the rest of the world follows? Be sure to activate the ‘English subtitles’ bar on the top of the viewing screen as needed:
Here is a link to the original German-language broadcast.
And here is a further German television spoof, featuring German comedian Voker Pispers discussing the double standards in the foreign policies of NATO countries. It is four minutes long: