In the midst of the controversy over Viviana Canosa’s departure from A24, a well-known journalist from the same channel let go of the driver’s hand with a harsh editorial. The driver announced this Friday night through Twitter her resignation from the news signal, and versions of censorship began to sound about a report that would have prevented the communicator from broadcasting.
As opposed to downloading Viviana CanosaEdi Zunino replaced Martín Candalaft this Saturday afternoon as host of Todo en uno, on the screen of A24. . The journalist did not hesitate to refer to his colleague’s dismissal, and he did so in harsh terms.
“Everyone in the portals and on social networks is talking about the fact that Viviana Canosa resigned from A24 last night. There is a topic going around about freedom of expression and it would have been strange to come here to cover Martín Candalaft without saying anything at all. I am a journalist who has, I don’t know if he has a track record, but at least a few years in this gameZunino began.
He then added: “I think we are living in a country that is too tense, too much fought, too much to the whores. We have confused criticism with bullying. We live in the country of ‘the cat’, ‘the mare’, ‘little advantage’ and a number of epithets that only serve to disqualify the other”.
Going directly into the subject of the resignation of Viviana Canosa a A24Edi Zunino argued: “Now, what exactly happened? I personally know that it was suggested to us from the content management of A24 that publishing escraches does not sit well with the company. And so it was that this week, when there were many escraches, we said ‘it’s okay, if they don’t like it we won’t publish it’, because the notion is that it can generate and reproduce violence. And since I am not sure that this is not the case, because my impulse is to publish everything that happens, perhaps with the sanctimoniousness of someone who believes that we are all in a position to perfectly understand everything that the media bombards us with all the weather”.
In tune with the editorial policy stipulated from this moment by Grupo América, Zunino added: “There are others who think that bombing with violence generates more violence and here we had escraches: Ginés Gonzáles García on top of a plane, Patricia Bullrich escrachadas in La Matanza, Juan Grabois escrachados in the National Congress when the entire process of resigning from Sergio Massa to the presidency of the Chamber and his own bench of Deputies. There were some twenty or twenty-five crazy people at the door of the Casa Rosada grabbing it with mobile people from all the channels, chroniclers, politicians, etc. There was also an escrache in Rosario at the inauguration of a train together with Alberto Fernández, a escrache to Sergio Massa”.
In a more critical tone, and expressing its clear support for the editorial line that rules in A24the journalist explained: “Just so you know, we don’t publish any of those. I insist, I would have published them all. But, where is it written that a company that owns a media outlet cannot say to its journalists ‘I, as the owner, want such things not to be published on my signal’? And I’m not talking about Daniel Vila. I’m talking about him, Daniel Hadad, Jorge Fontevecchia, Héctor Magnetto. Another thing is if that becomes a ‘this is what you have to publish all the time’, something that I give you faith and you are free to believe what you want, in this signal it does not happen”.
Finally, Edi Zunino referred directly to Viviana Canosa and Shooting: “To the authorities of the channel if I have something to say about the Canosa issue and I hope I don’t have to talk about this issue again: raise crows and they will eat your eyes”.