how Many steps behind his friend Vladimir Putin -what a smile from ear to ear when the Russian came to the commemoration of the end of the First World War...- will Donald Trump by the way of the suppression of the dissenting voices in the media? And, since posts to suspect that by the way circulate each time more passers-by, including several europeans, where may end up putting it in a Pedro Sanchez or a Quim Torra?
as early As in 2016 did sound the alarm, the journalist Russian-american New Yorker, Masha Gessen, author of " The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia (winner in 2017 of important a National Book Award u.s.), which in 2013 had to leave Moscow for the wave of threats and reprisals against journalists sparked by Putin. It was right after the electoral victory of Trump, with an article in The New York Review of Books titled Autocracy: rules to survive, in which Gessen warned about what you could anticipate in the united States:
"Believe to the autocrat. He means what he says. Each time that get you to think, or listen to others proclaim that this is an exaggeration, it is that innate drive that we have to find a rationalization".
he Added Gessen that the journalists could have, on short notice, face a dilemma that, in authoritarian regimes, it is very common: the need to have the power to not suffer retaliation. And, as she herself said last week at a conference at Columbia University, that risk is precisely what has been apparent with the reversal by the White House of the credentials of Jim Acosta, correspondent to the chairman of the main informative string of american television, CNN, after an angry exchange with Trump at a press conference.
Claimed Gessen: "When a political leader puts journalists in the position of choosing between loyalty and access to information, he always wins, and the journalists will always lose. We talk about how to mitigate the loss, but it is certainly a loss in net terms".
we still do Not have to view cases Acosta in Spain. But yes they are patent calls the alarm to the media, public and private, which requires the loyalty with the power, whether that of The Moncloa or the government. We are already on the path "or with me, or against me, and stick to the consequences."
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