July 11, 2018, official Twitter account Late Show with Stephen Colbert shared a video purported to show how a German news program covered President Donald Trump’s participation in a NATO summit – the presenter said Trump’s accusation that Germany was a “captive” of Russia. He laughed hysterically at the allegation.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) July 12, 2018
This footage is several years old and has nothing to do with German news reports about President Trump or the NATO summit. Colbert’s late-night TV show satirically inserted images of President Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel into the video, creating fictional captions for humorous effect.
The footage, which has been circulating online since at least 2010, is actually a clip from the Austrian show ‘Burgenland Aktuel’ on the former Burgenland Cable Television (BKF) channel. The presenter, her Nadja Ebinger, was talking about an Easter decorating custom called Eierkratzen or “egg scratching.” Tagespiegel It is described as follows (translated by Google):
Egg scratching is an old practice for decorating Easter eggs. It is still fashionable in the Slavic countries and in Burgenland. [east Austria]Switzerland, Lusatia [between Germany and Poland]It is a special scratch technique that carefully carves and decorates the dyed Easter eggs. Croats in Burgenland are especially known for this traditional art.
The German word “eier” literally translates to “egg”, but is also slang for “ball” or “testicle”. Ebinger’s report was about the “Eierkratzen” tradition, which included Easter eggs, but when she inadvertently realized she was also offering a presentation about “scratching the testicles,” she laughed. I was.
die press I translated part of Ebinger’s report as follows:
In fact, the presenter talks about the fading tradition of egg-scraping in the Croatian-speaking Stinatz (Burgenland).but she can’t anymore [maintain a straight face] “Egg scratching is part of the identity of the Croatian community and is known and appreciated nationally, but this cultural heritage is in danger of extinction because of the dominance of the technique of egg scratching. If you’re looking for an active egg scratcher, you have very few options.
Here’s what the original clip of “Burgenland Aktuell” looked like before the alterations.