Useless Spiegel10 May 2004
One thing I noticed while on vacation was how utterly useless Spiegel Online is for keeping up with German news. Take this evening, for example. Of the 5 'Top Stories', 3 are on the US and Iraq (if I want to read Bush-bashing, I'll go closer to the source), 1 is about sports (Oliver Kahn), and 1 about German news (Finance Minister Eichel). Even under 'Politics' there is little serious domestic news (2 of 7 stories; taxing brothels does not qualify as serious). While other blogs complain about alleged bias in the German media, I would be happy if the premier German news site simply could be somewhat more relevant.