Last week, Fox News host Tucker Carlson visited Hungary to attend “a three-day festival organised by the Matthias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) in Esztergom… MCC is an extremely well-funded school for top students, whom [Prime Minister Viktor] Orban's Fidesz government are carefully grooming to become the country's new right-wing elite…
“[Orban] stands accused of using Pegasus spyware purchased from the Israeli company NSO to tap the phones and mine the personal data of up to 300 independent journalists, lawyers and businessmen not aligned with his Fidesz party. The European Commission has suspended the disbursement of post-Covid EU recovery funds, citing insufficient safeguards against corruption.” BBC
“Hungary’s government [last] Friday ordered booksellers to place children’s books that depict homosexuality in ‘closed packaging’... The order also forbids the public display of products that depict or promote gender deviating from sex at birth, and bans the sale of all books or media content that depict homosexuality or gender change within 200 meters (650 feet) of a school or church.” AP News
The left condemns Orban’s illiberal tendencies and criticizes his supporters on the right.