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So svt.se was the best, with a foreign [affairs] commentator NOT suffering from Foreign Corresponditis. Now, is that the state TV? And do you or others versed in Swedish politics know something about Andersson? This piece gives the impression of a good journalist.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Jan 28th, 2008 at 11:24:08 AM EST
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Yup, that would be the state TV. I don't know anything about this guy, so hopefully someone else can respond. (I read Swedish media too rarely to have a sense of who is who.)
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Mon Jan 28th, 2008 at 03:05:54 PM EST
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He is their main extra talking head in the newscasts when it is about foreign affairs. You know, when they have to explain something and run the script between two journalists. He also writes longish in-depth pieces for their website and teletext.

For more info I had to check Wikipedia. Apparently he has an academic degree related to German language and Germany, and has worked two stints (76-79 & 85-89) as correspondent in Bonn. So when it comes to Germany he has a very solid foundation.

Being a very well established journalist, working in a fact-interested environment and getting time to do this in-depth pieces he should have the time to do be good. And he generally is.

Sweden's finest (and perhaps only) collaborative, leftist e-newspaper Synapze.se

by A swedish kind of death on Mon Jan 28th, 2008 at 05:00:19 PM EST
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