Fox News has a new critic: Denmark
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COPENHAGEN â" A Fox News item characterizing Denmark as a socialist dystopia has drawn an angry response from politicians from the Nordic country.
The broadcast suggests that Denmark is an economic failure because of its high taxes and a lack of free-market incentives. Host Trish Regan made her points during a monologue in which she juxtaposes the economy of Denmark with that of Venezuela.
Danish Finance Minister Kristian Jensen responded to the report via Twitter, and invited Regan to come to Denmark to learn more about the country.Advertisement
âSo Danes donât want to work? 11 places better than U.S. in OECD statistics! We are working much more than Americans and at the same time ranking as the worldâs best in work-life balance. You should come to Denmark if you dare to be confronted with the facts,â Jensen said. The minister then finished his tweet with a smiley face.Get Today's Headlines in your inbox: The day's top stories delivered every morning. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here
Jensen told the Ritzau news agency that Reganâs comments were âsimply an expression of how politicizedâ and âcompletely decoupled from factsâ some âAmerican news media have become.â The minister also warned that abandoning facts in journalism ultimately hurts democracy, accord ing to the report published by Denmarkâs state broadcaster DR.
According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the US is No. 20 in a ranking of national employment rates, while Denmark ranks eighth. When it comes to income equality, Denmark has the sixth-best distribution, while the US is ranked seventh from the bottom, just above Turkey. In work-life-balance, Denmark ranks second-highest in the OECD, while the US ranks ninth from the bottom.
The Danish ambassador to the US, Lars Gert Lose, also felt compelled to respond.
âDear Trish Regan, we did some quick research on Denmarkâs global rankings.â Lose then offers the anchor some facts about Denmark, replete with links to his source material. The ambassador also suggests that Regan visit his country to see for herself.Source: Google News Den mark | Netizen 24 Denmark