By Gianluca Mezzofiore
International Business Times, March 24, 2014
Zuerst!'s former publisher was the Bauer Media group, Germany's largest magazine publisher, which came under a storm after evidence was uncovered that many of its magazines were glorifying Nazism and Adolf Hitler's soldiers, polishing the image of the Third Reich in popular culture.
Ochsenreiter's magazine advances an anti-immigrant stance and laments the loss of ethnic identity. It caught the attention of the Baden-Württemberg' state office for the protection of the constitution, which said in a statement:
However, the German journalist is cited by RT as the
Ochsenreiter's neo-Nazi ties are likely to be a source of embarrassment for a news outlet that acted as a mouthpiece for Putin's repeated claims that the Ukrainian revolution was hijacked by Jew-haters, neo-Nazis and anti-Semites.
RT has been criticised for its passionate bias towards president Putin.
An English-language network aimed at a global audience, RT broadcasts news, documentaries and talk show with a strong pro-Russian stance.
In its coverage of the Crimea invasion, RT repeated the official Kremlin line about troops being local self-defence forces.