Press conference on May 11, 2021
609 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: Hello, you told me that you did not know the rules, but I see that I have the floor last… I have been asking you questions in this very room, in this press room, since November 2020. I asked you about your work with hospitals, about PCR tests that I and others have found to be distorting the number of patients, about your criteria for defining what is essential and non-essential, etc. I feel like I didn’t get any honest, straightforward answers. You see, an answer where you look someone in the eye, you feel like you can have a dialogue. Perhaps this cold management by a partly unelected elite explains the mistrust of the population. Perhaps the tens of thousands of children, teenagers, parents and grandparents who were in the streets and parks in the last few days, is not a sign of disrespect or selfishness but that many […]
-Alexander De Croo: Sir, ask your question. If you want to make a presentation somewhere […]
-AP: No but you have to stop, it’s important […]
-ADC: Sir, just a moment. If you want to make a presentation somewhere, you rent a room, you invite an audience, they come and listen to you. So the goal here is to ask questions, I will answer your questions but you need to ask questions.
-AP: I see that some people can ask several questions, but either…[No!At the press conference you said the word vaccine 59 times, I have the impression that the path was already mapped out, hence my question: I don’t quite understand, you say that there is no obligation to vaccinate but at the same time you talk about it all the time, there is a huge and incredible propaganda, and you have argued in front of the media that those who are vaccinated will benefit from certain advantages which is totally contrary to the most elementary right. How can you explain this?
-ADC: Honestly sir, I have no idea what to do. part says that. That someone who is vaccinated has more rights than someone else. By the way, in the formula we talked about for large events, the alternative is always to get tested and show that you have a negative test. There is no obligation to be vaccinated in our country, I think it is a good thing. But what we have in our country is a great motivation. And this motivation is quite extraordinary. 90% of people over the age of 65 have been vaccinated. And so, I think that motivation is much more powerful than obligation and we see that it works in our country.