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How likely is something like this to make a dent in German public opinion?

Not very.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Feb 10th, 2013 at 06:16:41 AM EST
Have to start somewhere.

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by ATinNM on Sun Feb 10th, 2013 at 12:19:48 PM EST
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If it doesn't go viral, not at all. If it goes viral but FAZ & co issue counter-propaganda before it goes viral too much, not much. If the Rajoy government continues, it will be easy to find rhetoric to dismiss it. And if SPD and Greens (as a whole, not a few party lefties) don't dare to take it up, even a dent in public opinion won't result in much. (Just yesterday, the Lower Saxony SPD and Greens announced their coalition agreement, and the debt brake was the first priority they mentioned... without telling how they would strive to achieve compliance.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Feb 10th, 2013 at 02:46:38 PM EST
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If it doesn't go viral, not at all. If it goes viral but FAZ & co issue counter-propaganda before it goes viral too much, not much.

To give a ray of hope: time and again, there are articles in German media that German politicians don't get social media (the last one I saw ridiculed Steinbrück's ghost-authored blog). So social media could be a medium to go under the government's radar and bypass counter-propaganda issued by the government itself.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Feb 10th, 2013 at 02:50:12 PM EST
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