Hír TV, (News TV) known for its sympathy for right-wing politics in general and the largest opposition party, Fidesz in particular, has literally been in the forefront of the riots since the beginning. Hír TV was the only station with live coverage of the MTV siege - their footage was broadcast by not only Hungarian rivals RTL and TV2, but also by BBC and CNN. Not by the MTV, though. The state TV ran a canned culture program while the HQ were under siege Monday night.
Rivalry between commercial channels culminated in a close encounter Thursday night, when the Hír TV crew, cruising
Oh, and did we mention the people at Parliament cheered and applauded Al Jazeera for showing up among the international TV crews to report on the protests?