At Today Inside they thought it was terrible last night that last Tuesday’s broadcast of Op1 was recorded at the fortune-seeker shelter in Ter Apel. “That was a shame,” said Johan Derksen. “They want to score on the backs of refugees.”
If the gentlemen of Today Inside think you’re being rude, well, then you’re going to be very furious. And that is the case with Op1, the program of (among others) the EO. Tuesday’s broadcast was recorded at the fortune-seeker shelter in Ter Apel. This supposedly comes from the goodness of the heart of the makers of the program, but in fact of course to create some excitement in an attempt to attract more viewers.
Well, Johan Derksen, Wilfred Genée and René van der Gijp thought that was disgusting. “A disgrace!” said Derksen about the broadcast.
“Shouldn’t we also start working with such a background?” Genéen asked his colleagues. “No, no, no,” was Derksen’s answer. “I would refuse it on principle.”
“You sometimes have ideas with such an editorial team,” said Van der Gijp, they are meant to be sweet … but – putting involvement on the map – but that goes completely wrong.” I don’t believe any of that that it was “well-intentioned”: it was a) just left-wing propaganda and b) linked to an attempt to score ratings.But yes, Van der Gijp likes to see the best in people.
“Look, I don’t expect the EO to want to score over the backs of asylum seekers,” Derksen continued. “And then the asylum seekers, who stand like extras peeking through a fence…” Derksen wanted to say, it was disfigured. Yes, there are some things to make it “functional” sometimes, these kinds of environments, “but I thought this was inappropriate,” Derksen continued.
Van der Gijp had also looked at it with amazement. He expected any moment that one of the people sitting at the table would offer the asylum seekers present a “chippie”. After all, they also had something to eat.
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Look, the great thing about this is that the mask of the NPO falls off for a lot of people in this way. Because you would have to be very naive to think that they “mean well” these kinds of actions.