Gays Rescuing Sanader?
February seems to be very bad month for Ivo Sanader.
Last year, his government launched tens millions of taxpayer’s kunas worth of PR campaign which was supposed to make those very taxpayers more aware of the ways they can contact with the government. In practicality this awareness was achieved through posters and ads describing all kinds of wonderful things that happened since Sanader coming to power. The highlights described
Of course, the start of that PR campaign just happened to coincide with the start of presidential elections.
Few days ago it was revealed that Croatian foreign debt rose to unbelievable 30 billion US$. Quarter of century ago similar revelation - 20 billion
Sanader, therefore, failed miserably as Croatian prime minister, but at least people gave him credit for being much more democratic than its former boss Tudjman. But it doesn’t take much for Tudjman’s party, including its leader, to return to their old ways. Denis Latin, host of Latinica talk show at HRT, state-rumn television station, learned that yesterday when he saw his latest episode censored. The show, which had origins of individual wealth as its topic, was supposed to include report about Ivo Sanader being involved in some questionable activities in 1990s – business deals with most notorious of Tudjman’s cronies and violent evictions of old ladies. However, when the show aired, the report was cut. Later it was revealed that the order came from the top of HRT after few visits by the top officials of Sanader’s government. Latin announced that he would quit his job and called this practice “media terrorism”.
But few people in
Unlike L'Affaire Severina, which became an actual ground-breaking event, this list is most likely to become Croatian urban legend. There are already conspiracy theories that the list never existed and that the whole affair was a clever ploy to give extra publicity to Iskorak. Others point to Sanader who apparently also benefited from the affair. In this day and age most intimate details of someone’s personal life are more likely to get public attention than the more mundane things like decaying economy, major foreign policy fiasco or curbing media and other constitutional freedoms.