Spanish government accused of purging critics from national radio and TV
Source: The Guardian
A government making a raft of public spending cuts might not be expected to win many friends. But critics of Mariano Rajoy's rightwing Partido Popular (PP) claim that a series of departures from Spain's leading state broadcasting organisations are a sign that it will not tolerate any criticism.
A number of journalists who have presumed to question the administration's austerity policy have been purged from the national RTVE radio and TV channel. And this weekend the most high-profile exit in recent months – that of Ana Pastor, the presenter of Los Desayunos de TVE, a popular breakfast news magazine programme – was announced.
Spanish politicians tend to get an easy ride from the press and rarely face a grilling. Pastor, however, has a reputation for calling the people she interviews to account and asking difficult questions. "They're getting rid of me for acting as a journalist," Pastor declared, adding that it was a political decision.
Anybody who even questions the present rightwing govt. First they cut healthcare, education,firefighters, and police yet they find money to subsidize BULLFIGHTING, yes Bullfighting.
Franco is alive and well.