This time Silvio Berlusconi seems to have gone too far; last week he unleashed his pitbull courtiers in an attempt to gag the few remaining opposition media. But the autumn offensive got off to a bad start as the hounds and their master bit off more than they could chew. The Roman Catholic Church and a coalition of Italian and foreign papers are too much even for Mr Berlusconi’s overblown ego.
We are now being given an insight into the Italian Prime Minister’s personal and political weaknesses. The attack began when the parliamentary committee for broadcasting sought to change some of the senior managers of the public broadcaster RAI.… Seguir leyendo »