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Exchange over Cannon Hinnan’s murder

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

A pro-government commentator condemns the US mainstream media for not mentioning that Cannon Hinnan was murdered by a black person. A left-wing columnist finds such suggestions manipulative. READ MORE

Radical right-wing demonstration in Budapest

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

As the radical right-wing Our Homeland Movement calls a rally to protest against what they define as ‘Gypsy crime’, a pro-government and an alt-left commentator offer diametrically opposed views on the causes of racial segregation.

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Two young men fatally stabbed in downtown Budapest

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

A pro-government commentator calls for zero tolerance for violent criminals after two young men were left dead after a street brawl. A left-wing commentator interprets the case as the police’s failure to maintain order. READ MORE

Government suspends payment of compensation to inmates

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

A liberal commentator thinks that the government’s decision to suspend the payment of compensation to inmates further weakens the rule of law. A pro-government columnist welcomes the decision, and finds it fully in-line with the opinion of most Hungarians. READ MORE

Ban on living on the streets comes into force

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

As the ban on habitual residence in public spaces comes into effect, left-wing and liberal commentators accuse the government of criminalizing homelessness. Pro-government pundits, on the other hand, contend that the government wants to help people in need, and accuse the Left of politically motivated and irresponsible behaviour. READ MORE

Further ruminations on Lázár’s Vienna video

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

A liberal commentator suspects that Mr Lázár wants to divert attention from corruption through anti-immigrant fear-mongering. A pro-government blog accuses the liberal media of falsifying facts in order to help the opposition parties in the campaign. READ MORE

Debate on sexual harassment

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Commenting on the sexual harassment cases in the US and Hungary, commentators from right across the political spectrum agree that widespread violent abuse should get more attention. They, however, do not agree how to handle cases of non-violent misconduct. READ MORE

Syrian-Cypriot migrant border rioter sentenced to 10 years in jail

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

A conservative columnist thinks that the court was right to sentence a Syrian migrant with residence in Cyprus for inciting a riot, using force against the police and crossing the border illegally. But she finds it deeply problematic that such behaviour is regarded as ‘terrorist activity’ under Hungarian law. READ MORE

LMP proposes restricting rights of sex offenders

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Magyar Nemzet supports the LMP’s proposal to ban sex offenders from education and sports. READ MORE

Holocaust denier sentenced to fine – or jail

Monday, January 11th, 2016

As a Facebook commenter is sentenced to pay a high fine or go to prison for Holocaust denial, commentators wonder whether  sanctioning hate speech makes sense as a means of fighting anti-Semitism. READ MORE