UPDATE (August 21): Migrant Tales’ 2015 Hall of Poor and Sloppy Journalism

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Migrant Tales’ 2015 Hall of Poor and Sloppy Journalism will be updated separately. To see other examples of opinionated journalism in Finland about cultural diversity, please go to this link.

August 20

Sarasvuo HSTV:ssä: Suomalaista kulttuuria uskallettava suojella islamilta (HSTV)

What’s wrong with this story? A lot.For one, the guests who speak about Islam and refugees to Europe appear not to have the faintest idea about what they are talking about never mind how cultural diversity works. In their small worlds immigration translates to Islam and people coming by boat to Europe. Former businessman Jari Sarasvuo, for example, claimed that Finnish culture must dare to protect itself from Islam. The other guest, Jari Ehrnrooth, believed that people from Islamic countries could never adapt to our Western way of life because they “live a thousand years” behind us in time. What did the host do during the show? He gave them the opportunity to spread their ignorance and prejudices to the viewers. If you’re guessing why Finland and the Nordic region is being threatened by populist anti-immigration parties, this show is a good example.

Näyttökuva 2015-8-21 kello 18.06.27