Weeks before the Italian parliamentary elections, the German media gave themselves their rendezvous of hyperboles and dramatising adjectives: right-wing, radical right-wing, ultra-right, post-fascist, neo-fascist. Wild was juggling around with these different terms, which can definitely be differentiated in their meaning. Suddenly, however, Berlusconi was also the moderate and Salvini was no longer targeted as much as in the days when he held the post of deputy prime minister. If we think back months or years, then similar media reports could be found about these two people. From the point of view of the German media landscape, there is always a new player on the right-wing spectrum who marks the outer flank of this spectrum or can even be located beyond it. If this disappears again, then the next preceding gradation advances and takes the place of the extreme.