In an ironically worded entry on the website abouthungary.hu, Zoltán Kovács, the state secretary for international communication and relations at the Prime Minister’s Office, slammed coverage of recent Hungarian events in English-speaking left-leaning media outlets.
Kovács wrote that at The New York Times, “the editors and publishers … are hot and bothered about the [Hungarian] prime minister’s ‘right-wing, nativist, nationalist politics.’ They’re so woke.”
He added that this week, “the Manhattan clique is joined … by a columnist at The Guardian, a former professor at CEU by coincidence, who mourns the sad day when the CEU was forced out of Hungary,” referring to the Central European University’s announcement to relocate its US-accredited courses to Vienna.
“Except it wasn’t,” Kovács said, and goes on to say that the Közép-Európai Egyetem, the part of CEU that is fully accredited in Hungary, continues to operate in Budapest.
“To progressive elitism … the most perilous threat comes from the democratically elected governments of nation states who dare to defend the Judeo-Christian roots of our European culture, our national identity and sovereignty and say no to unbridled immigration,” Kovács concludes.
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