Press conference on June 4, 2021
611 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 Mr. De Croo, Kairos Presse. You told me at the press conference on May 11: « If you want to make a presentation somewhere, you rent a room, you invite the public, and they will come and listen to you. » I took into account your proposal, I rented a room, invited seven speakers from the medical and scientific world that we have heard very little in the mainstream media. I also contacted the government experts, they did not answer me or said no. I have sent you an email to ask if you will be present at this debate, which will take place on June 10th. You haven’t answered me yet, will you come?
-Alexander De Croo : I don’t know, sir, I didn’t see your invitation. We will answer you, it is not the purpose of the press conference, to answer ideas here…
-AP: But you told me about a debate, that’s why we’re having a debate with seven scientists.
-ADC: Sir, I can’t react to something I haven’t read.