Thursday, March 31, 2011
Sacrilege. Inappropriate and petty. This week Krusty the clown was given the Rodolfo Walsh award. FFS! What a complete fucking disgrace to give this award to Hugo. Walsh is said to be the pioneer the investigative journalism in Argentina but that puts it mildly: with "Operation Massacre", he was widely thought to be the pioneer of the journalism/ fiction blend almost a full decade before Truman Capote shot to fame with "In Cold Blood". There is no denying Walsh was a dyed-in-the-wool lefty with direct association to Cuba (even to the extent of deciphering CIA codes before the Bay of Pigs debacle) and was murdered - "on behalf of" a right-wing Junta - in broad daylight by the infamous EMSA the same day/day after he published his Open Letter to the Military Junta; but get this, the letter was, amongst other things, a cry against censorship of the press! Full and fair testimony to "A Man of Honour" HERE (Spanish)...[off topic: looking at that bio you just know that Kevin Spacey would have to play him in a film of his life]
Typical lefty-love-in fuck-fest; mind you, at least Florencia Saintout, the Dean of La Plata University's journalism program, the one's giving the award, didn't mince her words: "The prize we are giving is not neutral, it is not aseptic ... you head a profound process of emancipation in Latin America" and "unquestionable and authentic commitment" to media that support "human rights, truth and democratic values" [LINK].
Bullshit. Complete fucking pants.
Posted by Span Ows at 11:22 pm