He only grant interviews to related media so as not to answer these questions

Seven uncomfortable questions that Sánchez tries to avoid with his attacks on the media

While launching a campaign of attacks against media critical of the government, Pedro Sánchez seeks shelter among his related propagandists.

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In recent days, and after the farce he put on stating that he was considering resigning when it was clear that this had not even crossed his mind, Pedro Sánchez has granted three interviews exclusively to related media: one Spanish Television (public channel controlled by the government itself) and two socialist media, the Cadena SER and El País, both owned by Grupo PRISA. The choice of media itself gives an idea of Sánchez's journalism: a job to flatter him, since he considers those who criticize him "pseudo media."

Of course, TVE, SER and El País have avoided asking Sánchez uncomfortable questions that more and more people are asking, even outside our borders, since Sánchez himself, with his farce, caused Many international media were interested in his wife's business. The problem with an unanswered question is that it is a question that remains open, no matter how much the socialist leader wants to cover it up by resorting to a campaign of attacks against the parliamentary opposition, judges and free media.

Some of the questions that Sánchez avoids answering

Sanchez has more and more unanswered questions piling up, due to his desire to never give explanations for anything he does and even use the government control sessions in Congress to attack the opposition and never answering what is asked. Without being exhaustive, below I list some questions that Sánchez should answer and that he tries to avoid with his attacks on the media . These are questions that TVE, SER and El País have not asked him and that should have been asked, if the interviewers acted as journalists and not as propagandists at the service of the government:

  1. Do you have anything to say about the PSOE corruption plot, the so-called "Koldo Case", which cost taxpayers 17.8 million euros? That is the amount affected from European funds that was recognized by the government itself to the European Commission, as published by Europa Press on March 14, but the government has not given any explanations in this regard.
  2. Do you have anything to say about the fact that this PSOE corruption plot puts 22.5 billion euros in European funds for Spain at risk until 2027? The newspaper El Economista published it on March 10, but the government has not given any explanation about it.
  3. How do you justify that the consultants recommended by your wife have received 15.6 million euros from six ministries since she signed a letter of support? The newspaper El Debate published that news on April 2 and so far the government has not offered any explanation.
  4. Does it seem ethical to you that your government awarded contracts for 138,000 euros to a consulting firm with your wife as a shareholder? The newspaper El Debate published that information on April 23 but the government has not yet offered any explanation for this.
  5. How do you explain that your brother accumulates assets of more than 2 million euros with a salary of 55,500 euros paid by the Badajoz Provincial Council? The newspaper VozPópuli published it on April 17, but Sánchez has not yet given any explanation.
  6. Does it seem ethical to you that the government ignores the recommendations of the Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO) of the Council of Europe about the income of the spouses of senior officials? The newspaper El Debate published this on April 19, pointing out that the government refused to do so by appealing to data protection, something that GRECO already responded by pointing out that "an appropriate balance can be sought between individual privacy concerns and the general interest of the publication of the information."
  7. Is the Treasury going to open an inspection on your brother for paying taxes in Portugal while receiving a public salary in Spain? The law regulating personal income tax indicates that he must be considered a tax resident in Spain, as the economist pointed out Ignacio Ruiz-Jarabo, former director of the Tax Agency, VozPópuli on April 29.

A government that fails to fulfill its democratic duties

We can ask ourselves the questions you have just read thanks to real journalists who fulfill their duty, which is to supervise the government's actions and inform their audience about it. What both Sánchez and his government and his propagandists are looking for is that no one asks those questions. That is the purpose of their campaign of attacks on the media and judges: that the government does not answer any questions about the scandals that affect both the executive itself and the Socialist Party and Pedro Sánchez's personal environment.

Here the only "mud machine" there is is the one used by the coalition government of socialists and communists to try to cover up their scandals, adopting an increasingly authoritarian drift and making more and more noise so that Those questions remain unanswered. A way of understanding politics that is characteristic of those who despise democratic norms, which involves the government being accountable for its actions to the parliamentary opposition, answering questions from journalists (from everyone, not only of like-minded people) and respond to any possible abuse before the judges.

A government that does not do any of these three things acts as an authoritarian government, because it is failing to fulfill the duties of rulers in democratic countries. A government that acts like this is a threat to democracy, and democrats must denounce it by all legal means at our disposal, and even more so when the government intends to criminalize the legitimate exercise of our constitutional rights, including which is freedom of the press.


Photo: Efe/Ballesteros.

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