Breivik planned to publish own magazine
NTB/The Local · 6 Feb 2012, 13:40
Published: 06 Feb 2012 10:15 GMT+01:00
Updated: 06 Feb 2012 13:40 GMT+01:00
In police interviews, Breivik said he had wanted to found his own news organization to combat what he saw as censorship on the part of Norwegian media, newspaper Aftenposten reports.
In January 2010, he contacted both the populist Progress Party and controversial news website Document.no to sound them out on possible collaborations.
Breivik, who killed 77 people in the July attacks, received a letter from the Progress Party rejecting his proposal.
Geir A Mo, the party’s then secretary general said he received five or six proposals of this nature per year and tried to respond to them all. He said he had no particular recollection of Breivik’s idea.
“I can’t remember having any specific communication with this idiot, nor have I spent time trying to find out more,” Mo told newspaper Dagbladet.
Breivik also revealed to police that he had phoned broadcasters TV 2 and NRK in 2009 to complain about their coverage of suburban riots in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The 32-year-old right-wing extremist is set to appear in court on Monday for the final custody hearing before his trial begins in April.
Breivik set off a bomb outside government buildings in Oslo on July 22nd before embarking on a deadly shooting rampage on the island of Utøya.