Hate speech: What Kirchner officials and leaders were saying before and during the Macri government

Hate speech: What Kirchner officials and leaders were saying before and during the Macri government

Hate speech: What Kirchner officials and leaders were saying before and during the Macri government

The Maldonado case, the deal with the International Monetary Fund and pension reform were the targets of fierce attacks during the Cambiemos administration.

Meeting of Alberto Fernández with the head of the Chamber of Deputies, Cecilia Moro, and the president of the Frente de Todos bloc, Germain Martinez.
Meeting of Alberto Fernández with the head of the Chamber of Deputies, Cecilia Moro, and the president of the Frente de Todos bloc, Germain Martinez.

Ruling party votes that promote a Law against “hate speech”. They could hardly have been protected from its reach in the past: the intensity of the political debate in recent years shows Some examples of “verbal excesses”. Belongs to leaders who are active within or close to government today Albert Fernandez.

No “Hate Language” This is the figure that the government gives to the opposition and the media, in light of the response that the trial of the vice president is causing in the public. Christina Kirchner because of the road.

In April 2012, when cause Ciccone The then Vice President was taking the first steps Dear Budu called what “Magneto’s Mafia and Their Henchmen”, At a tense press conference held in the Senate, he did not allow questions. The result of this scandal was the dismissal of the Attorney General, Steven Rigg, During Christina Kirchner’s second term.

“I want Makri Shoot him in the Plaza de Mayo”The leader was sent Louis D’Elia In July 2018, during the Cambiemos government. He accused the then president of “the country’s debt” and called him “a gangster and a thief.”

Agreement International Monetary Fund (IMF), review Pension reform In December 2017, amid serious incidents and the death of a young craftsman in the vicinity of the Congress Santiago Maldonado, who drowned, as certified by Justice, after nearly three months of enforced disappearance complaints, was created Strong criticism The ruling party, which ruled until 2019.

In a debate on pension reform that dominated scenes of chaos outside Congress, lawmaker Leopoldo Moreo, who was part of the Unidad Ciudadana bloc, blamed Macri’s government. “Embodiment of the Republic of Repression”. Luana Volnović, today head of PAMI, in her parliamentary speech defined the management of Together for Change as “Government of Cowards: The weak with the strong and the strong with the weak,” he borrowed a phrase from Nestor Kirchner.

DAIA rejected posters with the faces of Vidal, Macri, Bullrich and Marcelo Villegas with the phrase GESTAPRO.
DAIA rejected posters with the faces of Vidal, Macri, Bullrich and Marcelo Villegas with the phrase GESTAPRO.

A few months ago, the city of Buenos Aires woke up to posters plastered with photomontages of “Together for Change” leaders in Nazi garb. That black page of history and “Gestapo” operation were connected with opponents Mauricio Macri, Maria Eugenia Vidal, Marcelo Villegas and Patricia Bullrich, who asked the Ministry of Justice to investigate the financing of this campaign.

against judges and journalists

It was an emblematic event of the Kirchnerist period “Ethical and political judgment towards journalists in the Plaza de Mayo, staged as a parody of a trial presided over by the President of the Mothers, Hebe de Bonafin, against recognized figures in journalism at a time when the government was promoting a media law. Journalists Mariano Grondona, Magdalena Ruiz Guinazu, who died yesterday, Claudio Escribano, Maximo Gainza Castro, Joaquín Morales Sola, Mirta Legran, Bernardo Neustadt, Mauro Viale, Chiche Gelblung and Vicente Masotti were particularly targeted.

During the so-called "ethical trial" organized by Kirchnerism, which took place in the Plaza de Mayo, children were encouraged to spit on pictures of journalists and media figures.
During the so-called “ethical trial” organized by Kirchnerism, which took place in the Plaza de Mayo, children were encouraged to spit on pictures of journalists and media figures.

A few hours before the final verdict, Ruiz Guinazu, the host of “Magdalena Too Soon,” aired on his program a story he had done on Bonafini in February 1984, in which the leader thanked him for being there. “The first woman” to mention mothers on the radio.

There were also insults to independent media from the state channel itself, especially the ultra-Kirchnerist program 678. Several panelists felt they had been fired when their production contracts with the public broadcaster ended and they were sued for millionaires’ compensation.

In February 2015, saddened by the death of Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, then Chief of Staff and now Governor of Chaco, Jorge Capitanic, He tore up a copy of the Clarín newspaper in front of all the journalists at a press conference at the Casa Rosada. He based his harsh decision on “the lies that the Clarin group has taught us.” The campaign against the press and critical voices meant “ The biggest attack on independent journalism since the end of the last military dictatorship. The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) warned at the end of 2015. Several of these attacks, which also extended to justice, have continued and renewed in recent years.

Most recently, in June 2020, the leader Martin Sabatella, remembered for his active campaign in favor of the media law under Kirchnerism, and the current head of Acumar stated that “he was in Argentina Mafia gang led by Macri” By insisting on denouncing illegal espionage during the Cambiemos government years. “These are facts that are not surprising,” he insisted, determined to convince his charges.

The Maldonado case was one of the issues that deepened the rift and tension. “Was An intensive campaign against the gendarmerie and during the Maldonado case against the Minister of Security, Patricia Bullrich. People were called to reject the security forces in schools, even in many schools attended by gendarmes’ children,” he recalled. Silvana Giudic, President of the LED Foundation (freedom of speech + democracy) and acting director of Enacom in the opposition.

Amado Budou attacked what he called
Amado Budou attacked what he called “Magneto’s mafia and his court henchmen” in April 2012.

in the dialogue , Giudici asked “ Dissemination of initiatives in different regions of the state, which is aimed at dispelling alleged harmful news (fake news) and the so-called Regulating and punishing hate speech.

Defamation and libel offenses were decriminalized in the country in 2009 after a court ruling. Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), That’s what Argentina ordered The Kimmel Case that the journalist remembers the punishment handed down by the justice.

“We released the prison for slander and abuse, but now they want it set it for the digital realm, With the law against hatred”, assessed Giudici, who does not forget that during the pandemic there were cases of neighbors and journalists who were arrested in provinces such as Formosa and Misiones, for not complying with the quarantine or questioning it.

Giudici warned that the new version of the “law of insanity” is a “tool for dissident voices and censorship. Media discipline who question power. While the president’s spokeswoman, Gabriela Cerruti, has denied that Casa Rosada is promoting a law against “hate speech,” the head of the LED Foundation claims the spokeswoman left the door open to “corrective measures” against officials. guideline.

Source: La Nacion

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