Let’s stop GEZ

The “Vereinigung der Rundfunkgebührenzahler” has published the main points of there constitutional complaint. I agree with all of them.

The GEZ will force everyone, who uses his laptop for privat and business use to pay twice. I don’t accept this fact because I am not able to not use any computer. This is impossible today.

I’m really thinking about taking part in this union. I accept paying GEZ. I think, this is the only way to get good undependent news. But I don’t accept the way they want to do it.

4 Gedanken zu „Let’s stop GEZ

  1. Independent news from a German public broadcaster? You’re joking, surely? You have to have the right party card to be employed by these people. Ever heard pro-SPD comment on the Bavarian system, or pro-CSU on Bremen’s? Of course not. Like state broadcasting everywhere in the world, when you come right down to it they’re political propaganda organs.

  2. Public service broadcasting isn’t a source of unbiased or objective news and never was. Basically it is and always has been a means of disseminating political propaganda everywhere in the world.
    Recent example: the GEZ got caught trying to screw an old-age-pensioner out of several hundred Euros she couldn’t afford for broadcasting fees she didn’t owe. Even the “oeffentlich-rechtlichen” couldn’t completely ignore the case. Their comment was so ass-creeping as to be nauseating and ran something like, “We know the GEZ is a magnificent organisation that does excellent work but perhaps they could show a little charity in this case”. A case, mark you, in which the GEZ’s staff had indulged in acts that would get them into court anywhere else. Party political considerations made any really objective comment on the case on any oeffentlich-rechtliche station a no-no.
    The argument used to justify public service broadcasting is always that they are unbiased and produce quality programmes that wouldn’t otherwise be produced or broadcasted at all. This argument has always seemed to me to be absolute rubbish. It’s like saying that Die Welt / Die Zeit / Der Spiegel/ Fokus were all of poor quality and biased.
    If the argument in favour of the oeffentlich-rechtlichen was applied logically every provincial government in Germany would be allowed to publish its own newspaper and oblige every inhabitant to take out a subscription to it from their 18th birthday on. This would be regardless of whether they actually ever read the damn thing.
    In the current case of the GEZ robbing us all of fees we don’t really owe from 01JAN2007 the whole problem would be solved by their encoding their products on the Internet. If you wanted to download them, you’d have to buy the code. It would then very quickly become evident that there is very little interest in the products the oeffentlich-rechntlichen put on the Internet on their own iniative without anyone requesting them to do so.

  3. Well, I agree with you, that the public service broadcasting isn’t a source of unbiased or objective news. That doesn’t make a difference to any other broadcast (except Pro7, RTL II,…). But the job of public service broadcasting is not only to make news, but also to get the news. In my opinion, it’s important to have several resources for news. If the public broadcasts will not be payed by the complete country, it is possible, that news from another country are all get by one reporter. I think, that that is really dangerous. There have to be more reporters to find out, what the truth is. And this reporters have to be paid.

    If there is no public broadcast, which has to be paid by the complete country, this can’t be achieved, just because a standard company wants to enlarge their profit.

    If the public prodcasts get their money just from people, who know this importance, the money will not be enough. You always have to remember: the majority is stupid.

Schreibe einen Kommentar

Deine E-Mail-Adresse wird nicht veröffentlicht. Erforderliche Felder sind mit * markiert.