Press conference on November 27, 2020
586 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: Tens of thousands of unemployed, a massive increase in suicides, exacerbated family violence, people put on the street, massive school dropout, divorces, alcoholism, social violence, growth of psychiatric cases […]
-Alexander De Croo: What is your question? Ask your question?
-AP : […] loss of reference especially among young people totally unable to project themselves into the future, higher education students riveted in front of screens all day, depressed, impoverished by the absence of a job […]
-ADC: Sir, this is not a place for […] so you go back to your question otherwise…
-AP: […] to assess the cost-benefit of policy measures against Covid: when will we account for the social, economic, and health consequences of these measures? Don’t you think that the supposedly beneficial effects of your measures are counterbalanced by their negative consequences?
-ADC: Sir, do you know how many people have lost their lives because of Covid? Do you know what the medical cost is of people who should have been entitled to care who were not? I think you are underestimating or I think you are in denial, but we see that the societal impact of this crisis on the medical side is enormous and I think that the measures we are taking are measures that are completely justified.