“The main hunting ground of George Soros is here,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told American TV host Tucker Carlson in a report made in Hungary last summer by FOX, which was finally published on Wednesday. He describes Hungary as a “serious and modern” country.
Introducing Hungary as a conservative state
Carlson begins the 25-minute report, which is intended primarily for American viewers, by locating Hungary geographically. Then they talk about Hungarian history, explaining some important moments of the country’s history to the viewers, hvg.hu writes.
Carlson says that he noticed that Hungary was completely different from other countries at first glance: as he said, you could run into government advertisements at the airport, and he also mentions conservative graffiti – while a “f*ck liberals” graffiti can be seen in the background. He describes Hungarians as proud people.
Orban also got a detailed presentation in the film in which the prime minister is portrayed as a serious politician who was first responsible for the Russians’ withdrawal from the country in 1989. It is also mentioned that Orbán studied at Oxford with the support of Soros, but then it is noted that they later became enemies.
Carlson went to the southern border of Hungary
Of course, the fence on the country’s southern border plays a major role in the film. Carlson learned that Hungary is not a rich country, not even the richest in the region, yet it managed to build a border fence at the southern border relatively quickly.
According to Carlson, Hungary has been punished for excluding refugees, but Orbán is ready to fight the European Union. Carlson presented a direct shot of the fence, mainly showing what is also reported daily by the government media. Carlson’s crew also shows the process of returning newly caught illegal migrants to Serbia. (There is also a mistake made by Carlson when he says that migrants are sent back to Slovakia, says Hvg.hu.)
We wrote several articles about the border situation already, here is one of the latest ones:
The film also features another well-known narrative of the government, from Katalin Novák: the former minister for families, now a presidential candidate, told Carlson that they wanted to curb population decline in Hungary not by importing children but by supporting families. Of course, Novák also reported on the generous support provided to families by the government, and the staff managed to find several families who would happily smile at the camera under Novák’s words. Finally, they also report on how good it is to live in Hungary thanks to the government.
Carlson also covered the 2022 parliamentary elections, which he described as a clash between Orbán and Soros, nationalism and globalism. In the film, Orbán also says that external forces are still interfering in the work of the Hungarian government.
Elections coming up
There will be parliamentary elections in Hungary in April 2022, here we wrote about the plans of the opposition:
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