Most of the Spanish media have silenced the protest or have put it in a corner
Yesterday, the third most voted party in Spain, Vox, starred in mobilizations in Madrid and in the provincial capitals, with a crowd in the national capital.
The images of the protests of Vox throughout Spain against the betrayal of Pedro Sánchez
A serious threat against Spanish society and only one party is taking it seriously
Paradoxically, many Spaniards will not have heard about this great national mobilization, simply because the media that they follow daily decided not to publish news about these protests or to corner it on their front pages, as if it were something irrelevant. And this has happened both in media related to the government parties (PSOE and Podemos) and in media related to the Popular Party, due to the mere fact that these mobilizations were not supported by that party. In other words, if a piece of news does not interest this or that party, those media do not publish it or give it in such a way that it is hard to find.
Today technology offers us some very useful resources to expose these biases. I have already told you about the web archive.ph, which is used to make automatic copies of what appears on a website at a certain time. Last night, after 11:00 p.m., I decided to make automatic copies of the front pages of the main media outlets, and this is what you can see on them. I divide them into three categories:
Those who did not break the news on their front pages
- Cadena COPE: did not publish the news on the front page of its website, which did appear a mobilization of the left in Andalusia (see yesterday's front page).
- La Razón: no sign of the Vox mobilizations on its front page, in which the following headline did appear prominently: "Feijóo instructs Ayuso to "dynamite" Vox in Madrid" (see yesterday's front page).
- Cadena SER: there is no trace of the Vox mobilizations on its front page either (nothing strange being one of the main media hooligans of the government), but this headline does appear: «"We are going to get to the end": Hundreds of doctors gather in Madrid after seven days of strike». Of the tens of thousands who gathered with Vox in Colón, not a word (see yesterday's front page).
- El País: The pro-government newspaper par excellence did not publish the protest on its front page either, but it did put this headline that the president of Vox, Santiago Abascal, commented with a laugh at the Madrid rally: "Vox's verbal violence overflows the Spanish Congress". About the verbal violence of the left, the extreme left and the separatists, not a word (see yesterday's front page).
- Onda Cero: no trace of the mobilizations on the front page of his website, but it did publish this headline: «Zapatero asks to "give a poem" to each "insult" from the right». If he had to give away a poem for every left-wing insult, he ends up broke. (see yesterday's front page).
Those who hid the news on their front pages
- Público: the far-leftist pamphlet affiliated with Podemos was the one that hid the news the most on its front page, publishing it very low, with a photo in which only Abascal appeared (and not the tens of thousands of protesters in Madrid), and with a headline that quoted words from the president of Vox, without any mention of the demonstrations (see yesterday's front page).
- El Mundo: published a tiny piece of news without a photo, and in which it did not talk about the mobilization, but rather quoted words from Santiago Abascal, as if the president of Vox had only written a tweet (see yesterday's front page).
- RTVE: government-controlled public television published the story in a very small box. Only Santiago Abascal appeared in the photo, as if there were no other protesters (see yesterday's front page).
- Abc: this newspaper hid the news on its front page, omitting the mobilizations in its headline and limiting itself to quoting Abascal's words. At least it posted a picture (see yesterday's front page).
- La Sexta: This channel related to the government published the news on the front page and without a photo, and dedicating the headline to a few words from Abascal. Right next to it, the cover highlighted on the front page and with a photo a demonstration of the left in Valladolid against the Popular Party and against Vox (see yesterday's front page).
- Eldiario.es: This pro-government outlet also published the story in a very small format, stating that Vox was presaging "giving fuel" to a "patriotic resurgence," a headline that omitted that the purpose of the protest was to reject the government's betrayal to the rule of law by agreeing to a covert amnesty for the perpetrators of the 2017 separatist coup (see yesterday's front page).
- Antena 3: this television channel included the mobilization on its front page in a tiny box and dedicating the headline to a few words by Abascal and not to the mobilization itself (see yesterday's front page).
Those who did inform
- Ok Diario: was the medium that highlighted the mobilization the most, devoting five news items to it on its front page this Sunday (see yesterday's front page).
- Libertad Digital: was one of the media outlets that best covered these mobilizations, putting it on the front page at noon and dedicating a specific section on the front page at night (see yesterday's front page).
- El Debate: this newspaper was one of those that highlighted these mobilizations the most, even keeping the news on the front page at night, together with the match of the Spanish team against Germany (see yesterday's front page).
- Periodista Digital: published the news in a relevant place on its front page (see yesterday's front page).
- Telecinco: this channel was the exception among the big television channels. Although the news of the mobilization did not appear very prominent, it showed an image of the mobilization in Madrid and dedicated the headline to the protest (see yesterday's front page).