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Parool wrote sparingly about Fitna hype

30 April 2008 - "Wilders film already goes down badly: Ethnic minority youth will torch cars" was the headline of an article in het Parool on 29 November 2007. Four months later, het Parool's Mark Moorman concluded: "The hype has been much better than the film".

Although het Parool's first announcement of Wilders' plans for an anti-Islam film was rather sensationalist, the paper wrote rather sparingly about the issue, according to a study by Nel Ruigrok of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

Het Parool devoted some 85 articles on the issue, compared to 165 articles in de Volkskrant. In sum, the twelve newspapers analysed by the UvA devoted 1,297 articles to Wilders' film.

In general, the newspapers were rather critical of 'the Mozart of xenophobia', as columnist Jerry Goossens called Wilders in the AD. Negative evaluations of Muslims were mainly to be found in Trouw.

Today, het Parool reports that a group of school children from Bos en Lommer wrote Wilders a letter about Fitna: "Please leave us just alone [...] PS: Condolences for your hairdresser. I would like to chat with you".

UvA study (in Dutch)


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