Flashback. Sunday evening, 20 May 21.45 clock, The First: Thilo Sarrazin meets the second best airtime on Peer Steinbrueck. Discussion between the two guests seated ARD flagship journalist Günther Jauch, formerly "SKL-million show," Yesterday and Today: "Millionaire?". Theme of the evening: the euro. More precisely, Sarrazin new Aufregerbuch with the Aufregertitel "Europe does not need the euro" - a one-hour presentation book.
Outside the Studio: a small group of anti-Sarrazin protesters with their hand-painted banners, very authentic set the picture as loose camera (with camera pan), directly from the street in front of the gasometer, all very close, all completely live. Inside: the economic giants in the medial one-on-one duel. Only this place in the middle: Günther Jauch.
Who can happen again in the rest Revue show at youtube.com, will witness a journalistic bankruptcy. The highlights from 60 minutes to see a nutshell as follows:
- 22 minutes Jauch is that question to Sarrazin, have been waiting for all "operation we with the euro a modern indulgences for the Holocaust during the Third Reich?" Sarrazin answered in the next nearly two minutes everything but asked the question. Jauch can give him. Only then Jauch asks for: "What does that have to do with the Holocaust?" Sarrazin ignored Jauch demand and just keep talking. A nagging another minute goes by. Jauch inquires once again, Sarrazin continues talking. Steinbrück looks somewhat dismayed to Jauch. Jauch listening, fidgeting in his chair, then asks both: "But now there is a connection between the Holocaust and the euro?" Neither Steinbrueck still Sarrazin react. Sarrazin continues to talk. Four minutes after his long question Jauch has not still no response, the viewers. Then - finally - Jauch tries to steer the conversation to Steinbrueck. Sarrazin, but keeps talking. (!) Steinbrueck Sarrazin asks to speak: "If you were my job far better themselves once again, Mr. Sarrazin." The answer: "You're welcome!"
- 39 minutes Sarrazin monologue again just for a few minutes. Jauch want to do a themed section. Steinbrück is outraged: "I can not just leave everything as yet what that says there. Who can tell the biggest bullshit here! Where would we go? "(Applause surges.)
- Sarrazin talks and talks. Jauch tries to steer Sarrazin's rant in TV-friendly tracks, but fails repeatedly. Steinbrueck commented toward Jauch: "Yeah, well, you'll have to be put through!"
- It pass a total of 55 minutes to Steinbrueck, almost as a climax of the book one-hour presentation provides the quip of the evening: "I am against the media Empörungswellen Sarrazin's book continue to appreciate. Those who participate in these Empörungswellen, the opposite of what they actually want to do, "said Steinbrueck. Jauch and answers as well as the presence of mind disillusioned: "There's too late now."
Talk show viewers heart, what more do you want?
Finally, a media-made self-referential Stuermchen remains in a teacup: Jump from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Handelsblatt to the star and the mirror - once more - all well-known print editorial commenting and continue turning on the topic and multiply the media presentation area for Sarrazin's theses. And almost everyone can look forward to: Book Author Sarrazin and German publishing house about a successful PR coup to start selling including front seats on the bestseller lists. Peer Steinbrück, the opportunity to profile foreign policy as the patron saint of the European idea, so deep within the jurisdiction of Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Only Guenther Jauch has nothing to laugh: The coram publico reveals itself as somewhat helpless journalism performer.
PS: Jauch shipment reached on 20 May 2012, according Kress.de 4.36 million viewers - slightly more than the previous week.
PPS: Sarrazin's book is found to date (29.05.2012) both on Amazon and Libri among the top 10 non-fiction titles.