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Péter Magyar still in focus

Monday, April 8th, 2024

Weeklies attach more importance to Peter Magyar’s appearance on the political scene than during the first two weeks of his sudden surge as the most popular critic of the government. READ MORE

Opposition daily does not take up Péter Magyar’s defence

Monday, April 1st, 2024

The weeklies went to print before former Justice Minister Judit Varga, in a 145-minute-long video interview, depicted her marriage as 16 years of regular emotional abuse. The left-wing nationwide print daily carries four commentaries on the issue. None question the veracity of Ms Varga’s claims. READ MORE

Judit Varga describes past domestic harassment by Péter Magyar

Friday, March 29th, 2024

A pro-government pundit praises the former Minister of Justice for her accomplishments and her courage, while vituperating against her divorced husband who is trying to build a political movement to challenge his former friends and allies. READ MORE

Péter Magyar releases recordings alleging corruption

Thursday, March 28th, 2024

A pro-government pundit condemns Magyar for secretly recording and now publicly releasing a conversation with his wife, who was at that time (January 2023) Minister of Justice. A left-wing columnist takes the audio as proof that the government is not worthy of public trust. READ MORE

Péter Magyar accused of launching baseless accusations

Friday, March 22nd, 2024

Pro-government commentators describe the new opposition star as an unserious person who will do harm to the opposition. READ MORE

Péter Magyar accused of domestic harassment

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024

Commentators cannot decide whether the Fidesz insider-turned-critic of the government actually mistreated his wife, Justice Minister Judit Varga at the end of their marriage, as suggested by a police report leaked to the press. READ MORE

Weeklies on events since President Novák’s resignation

Monday, February 26th, 2024

Commentators assess a wide range of issues connected to the paedophile pardon scandal, from the role of women in politics to why the opposition parties seem unable to profit from the failures on the government side. READ MORE

Weeklies on resignations and the stability of the government

Monday, February 19th, 2024

Just as last week, when weeklies went to print too early to comment on President Novák’s resignation in the wake of the paedophile pardon scandal, this week they were already on the stands when former Culture Minister Zoltán Balog resigned as chief Bishop of the Calvinist church for his role in convincing the President to pardon a man convicted for assisting a paedophile offender. Nor could they react to the demonstration of tens of thousands of people in Budapest on Friday night. Commentators discuss the resignations of the past week and why despite successive crises, the government’s position appears unshaken. READ MORE

Klubradio boss withdraws offensive comment

Thursday, February 15th, 2024

A pro-government columnist takes vulgar remarks by the owner of Klubradio as proof of the immorality of the entire opposition.


Left-wing comments on the President’s resignation

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

One day after the first columns were published on the matter, the left-wing nationwide daily devoted four parallel commentaries to the departure of President Katalin Novák and former Justice Minister Judit Varga. READ MORE