Norsk rikskringkasting AS (NRK), generally expressed in English as the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, is the Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting company, and the largest media organisation in Norway. NRK broadcasts three national TV channels and three national radio channels on DVB-T, cable, satellite, IPTV, FM and DAB. It also runs several digital radio stations. All NRK radio stations can be heard on the website, NRK.no, which also offers an extensive TV service. NRK is a founding member of the European Broadcasting Union. NRK is financed by a mandatory licence which every household with a TV, radio or a computer must pay.
Now many have complained about the national broadcaster to the Broadcasting Council, claiming that the state channel runs an active campaign to defame the American presidential candidate Donald Trump, which it does.
- If you're going to denigrate us Trump supporters, then I wish to stop paying the license.
On Thursday the Broadcasting Council is to decide on the complaints, some of which are more articulate than others.
- In the program 'Stjernekamp,' an image of presidential candidate Donald Trump was shown when the song "American idot" was sung. I believe it is sheer bullying, which should not take place on a neutral channel. Why should I pay a license to someone who bullies, writes another complaints.
The complaints are among many others from people who have reacted to the way NRK covers the US election campaign.
Those who have complained believe NRK is not acting neutral in its coverage, and believe Donald Trump gets a lot of criticism, while Hillary Clinton completely escapes scrutiny.
- There is much to criticize both candidates for, but Hillary escapes everything. NRK has lost its credibility, and soon the Norwegian election begins, writes one complaint.
Although Norwegians obviously cannot vote for any of the candidates in the coming election, the interest in Norway is as large as in most other countries where people are following the very important American election.
Then naturally it is difficult for many who are aware of all the stuff that has emerged about Hillary Clinton via WikiLeaks lately.
And instead of getting real journalism, one had to repeatedly listen to some ten year old man-to-man-talk, which by the way is the way a large percentage of men have talked when there were no women around.
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