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Punishable: “Hard but Fair” presenter Louis Klamroth is insulted so violently

2024-02-22T04:41:40.081Z

Highlights: Louis Klamroth took over the ARD format “Hart aber fair” from Frank Plasberg about a year ago. “I consistently report what is punishable and the rest disappears behind a block button,” he says. ‘I think my female colleagues struggle with such comments even more than I do,’ he adds. The fact that insults often occur could also have something to do with the current political climate in Germany, Klam Roth says. He is sure that he has received “a lot of hate”, at the same time he is happy about “A lot of positive comments”



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As a talk show host, you face a lot of headwinds, some of which can be punishable.

After a year of “Hard but Fair”, Louis Klamroth can tell you a thing or two about it.

Cologne – It’s not just political talk shows like “Hart aber fair” that polarize.

Their moderators also receive criticism and sometimes criminal insults on social networks.

Louis Klamroth (34), who took over the ARD format “Hart aber fair” from Frank Plasberg about a year ago, described his approach to comments below the belt – or even beyond the law – in an interview with the Editorial Network Germany (RND).

“Hard but fair” moderator candidly: Louis Klamroth doesn’t envy his colleagues

“I consistently report what is punishable and the rest disappears behind a block button.” Although he is sure that he has received “a lot of hate”, at the same time he is happy about “a lot of positive comments”.

Louis Klamroth also expressed a sad assessment in the conversation: “I think my female colleagues struggle with such comments even more than I do.” In his opinion, this is the dark side of a career in television and “probably the price you pay pays when you are in public.”

For “Hard but Fair” moderator Louis Klamroth, the AfD is a controversial topic

The fact that insults often occur could also have something to do with the current political climate in Germany.

One party in particular is a sensitive issue, as Louis Klamroth explained: “The AfD is voted for by an incredible number of people.

But it is classified as definitely right-wing extremist in three countries and is monitored nationwide.” In principle, however, “Hard but Fair” does not apply to “a categorical 'We invite or not invite the AfD'”.

It is not uncommon for Louis Klamroth to be met with pure hatred.

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After all, the goal of a political discussion group is to “enable democratic debates.”

For Klamroth, this is “a service for the audience too.” By the way: This is what Louis Klamroth looked like 20 years ago.

Sources used:

rnd.de, daserste.de

Source: merkur

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