Press conference on April 23, 2021
607 days since the press conference of April 15, 2020, where we introduced in the room » a politically biased question « , which » is not the habit of journalists « , says Sophie Wilmès. The habit of journalists is to ask the questions that politicians expect and to comment on their decisions, rather than to seek the truth. The mass media do not play the role of a fourth estate, but rather manufacture consent. Not being adept at such collusion, the political power will close the doors of press conferences for more than eight months. We were not counting on our determination…
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Kairos will publish the 17 press conferences we attended. More than 20 unanswered questions. In front of them, no doubts, no questioning, no desire to understand, but a fixed, rigid end that justifies all their means.
Imagine for a moment if all these issues had been debated democratically. Do you think we would be there today?
-Alexandre Penasse: Good evening, Alexandre Penasse for Kairos. I just wanted to say that it’s a little difficult this rule to have to speak last because I don’t know when I can speak so you’ll have to explain to me where this rule comes from, but here it is … (Alexander De Croo: I have no idea, I don’t know the rules you use among yourselves).
50% of the people do not adhere to the government’s rules, as Mr. Di Rupo reminded us last week. Mr. Van Ranst himself is under police protection. Hundreds of doctors and scientists in particular do not agree with the analyses and measures recommended by your experts. This is especially the case with the Rational Covid group, you may know it(not). I would like to mention a few people who are part of it: Christine Dupont, who is a bio-engineer and dean of the faculty, Olivier Servais, who is an anthropologist and dean of the faculty, Raphaël Jungers, who is a professor of mathematics and a modeler, Vincent Laborderie, a professor of political science, Bernard Rentier, whom you know, a virologist, Elisabeth Paul, a professor of public health, I’ll be finished soon, Irène Mathy, a professor of law, Pierre-François Laterre, head of the intensive care unit at Saint-Luc, the university clinics ; but there are still others that I interviewed: Yves Couvreur, an anatomopathologist, Yves Gailliez, a family doctor, Frédéric Goareguer, child psychiatrist, Christophe De Brouwer who has just been censored on our YouTube channel and who has some very interesting words!
My question is: the Belgians want a real debate. For the sake of democracy, for the sake of the Belgian people, are you ready to organize a debate with your experts and some of the professionals I just mentioned? So Mr. De Croo, it is clear that we should not slow down in the turn, but not everyone sees the turn in the same place, so my question is simple, and asks for a yes or a no: are you ready to have a debate with other people than your experts? Thank you.
-Alexander De Croo: But Sir, there are no my experts. You think I have some kind of collection of my experts and I open some kind of can with my experts? That’s not how it works. We use a lot of expertise. We look at a lot of opinions and I don’t know where you get the idea that I would refuse to go into dialogue with any of them. The list of names you gave is probably interesting, but I don’t know these people sir.