Skip to comments.Greek journalists bombed over economic crisis reports
Posted on 01/11/2013 10:30:39 AM PST by ScaniaBoy
Five Greek journalists working for major media outlets have had their homes targeted by small makeshift bombs.
The attacks, made in the early hours of Friday by unknown assailants, are believed to be fuelled by discontent over the reporters' portrayal of the country's financial crisis.
Greece - in its sixth year of recession - has so far received international bailouts from its troika of lenders - the IMF, EU and European Central Bank - totalling 240bn (£198bn).
The bombings were the first such coordinated offensives against mainstream journalists since the Greek debt crisis erupted in 2009.
Among those targeted by the gas canisters and explosives packed together were the director of the semi-official Athens News Agency Antonis Skyllakos and two presenters from the private Mega television channel.
A police official told Reuters: "We believe the attacks are related to the latest economic developments and the way the journalists present the facts."
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They have putting a gloss on 57% youth unemployment, and why not. Where would the world be if journalists were held accountable for their presentations? Wouldn't do at all.
“If it lies, it dies.”
from “What I Saw at the Coup,” Travis McGee
Works for me.
Commenter Achilles: “At the other side...Journalists who fight for truth...as Vaxevanis, who published the list of Lagarde, are treated as heroes.. corrupt politicians have not succeeded anything against him.”
I’m strangely envious.
Europe is so obviously screwed. It really is like watching a train wreck in slow motion. They’ve impacted and we are slowly watching the various metal pats crumble. And the upcoming events are very predictable. Only the precice deformation of each metal part and body part is random.
Likewise the US.
This shouldn’t surprise anyone. Rule of law is breaking down in Greece because their political and economic system were not sustainable. They are descending into chaos. People still want benefits and the easiest way to get them is to riot and simply take them from people who can’t defend themselves. Its an easy step from that to killing someone who writes in a way you disagree with. Expect more of this for a long time to come.
Greece just posted a new EU record with 26.8% unemployment. Youth unemployment at 56.6%. One can but be amazed by the fact that a bloody revolution has not taken place already.
So you are telling me there IS a solution to the Pravda Press?
I didn’t want to peddle any silly ideas, but since you ask, it appears that way. :-)
The Greeks aren’t even functional enough to do a revolution. Plus they probably know that the US would come in to bomb anybody who wasn’t on the EU leftist Islamic side.
Good thing they have a second amendment...
Busy building a society where one day people will feel justified in throwing bombs through their window to protest reporting they do not like.
Irony, the Mark of Quality Literature.
If the reporter and editor who disclosed the names ad addresses of registered gun owners got shot, who would be blamed?
Who would benefit by having even more corpses to use to justify gun confiscation?
Mind you, I'm NOT saying that the same government that schlepped full auto weapons across the border in hopes that some of them would come back across, be used to murder Americans, and those dead Americans be used to promote American gun confiscation would murder a few domestic newsies to promote gun confiscation. I did not say that.
I did not say that the guy in the white house who is best buds with Bill Ayers who advocated murdering 25,000,000 Americans wouldn't bat a eye at forwarding that agenda over the dead bodies of a few media types.
Nor would I even hint that a guy who watched an American Ambassador be sodomized, tortured and killed over a 7 hour period via DroneCam, without lifting a finger, except perhaps, to munch more popcorn would allow a "false flag" operation to forward his agenda.
That's not what I said.
Works for me.
"Liars will stop lying, when the bullets start flying."
Works for me too.
they throw yogurt,not lead.
It's not just journalists who are hitting the ouzo over the Greek economy. ;-)