My thanks (or should that be thnaks?) for this to Cynical-C Blog. It’s good to know that independent journalism is alive and well and educating its viewers in all corners of the free world. The hint of irony you may be able to detect in this remark has everything to do with the decision of the RAI to cancel a news programme called Ballarò (on Rai 3) in order to make room for a brown-nose-fest on the main channel to celebrate Berlusconi handing over the keys to the first houses to be built for the victims of the L’Aquila earthquake. Whether they want them or not. It will be interesting to see if Toady-in-Chief Bruno Vespa dedicates any air time to all those people who won’t be housed yet a while, not to speak of those who would prefer not to live in factory-built ‘ecohouses’ in the middle of nowhere. But why spoil a good mood, especially if it belongs to the Capo?
By the way, those of you in Italy who feel like a day out on Saturday could do worse than spend it in Rome on the march to defend a free press in Italy. That’s what I said. A free press in Italy. As Gandhi once remrked about western civilisation: I think it would be a good idea.