By Luka Perš
“How concretely does the operation News Washing happen in Slovenia? 1. Mladina publishes the news through false profiles and exports it to a foreign journalist through activists. 2. In between 24ur and RTV inflate the story. 3. In two days, Mladina will publish the same news, referring to a foreign journalist as a source,” Tomaž Štih revealed a new scam in the mainstream media.
In February, four opposition parties united in the KUL coalition attempted a constructive no confidence vote. The attempt was unsuccessful as they did not get a sufficient number of votes in the National Assembly. Almost the very next day, the first harmful news about the current government began to appear in the foreign media. We can almost say that from February until today we have witnessed three news in foreign media that slander Slovenia almost every week. They mostly feature journalists from the Slovenian Journalists’ Association, who are ideologically hostile to Prime Minister Janez Janša. There is no foreign news that Slovenia is not presented as a problematic or even dictatorial state.
Thus, we have already revealed in our media that the main exporters of artificial affairs for the needs of abroad are journalists Blaž Zgaga and Anuška Delić, professor from FDV Marko Milosavljevič, employee of the Peace Institute Brankica Petkovič, and another “independent” media expert Dr Sandra Bašič Hrvatin. Regardless of the fact that what they say and write is not even a shred of truth, their dominance in the media market in Slovenia allows them to expand their side of the “truth”.
The left wing media network spread a fake affair through a fake profile
Some time ago we witnessed hysterical media records in the dominant media, about a so-called fake right “trolls” on Twitter. The non-governmental organisation Danes is a new day, and the media Podčrto and the creators of the Tarča show deserve at least a doctoral degree in terms of reporting. However, the mainstream media hide when they use the same tactics to export artificial affairs.
A member of the council for anti-corona measures noticed that an unknown profile of Mr. No wrote that the leader of the Renew group, Guy Verhofstadt, does not want to see the Slovenian Prime Minister at the Conference for Europe. The tweet was published on May 7th, 2021. The next day, Brussels Euronews correspondent Jack Parrock came forward unexpectedly and sold the story, “that he learned from reliable European sources that Janša was not allowed to speak at the conference on Sunday because of Verhofstadt.” The circle miraculously ended on May 9th, when Parrock’s tweet was shared by Mladina. In their tweet, they wrote, among other things, that Janša was not allowed to speak at the conference due to Janša’s dangerous politics and insulting speeches.
We can only write that those planning to create a new artificial affair should at least try to cover their tracks. This is just another proof that those in power in the media can afford absolutely everything. The rulers of the Slovenian media space do this without shame all the time. Fortunately, there is a social network Twitter, where users quickly reveal the constructs of left wing media scandals. Well, this time Tomaž Štih caught them lying.