An arbitrary Top 10 for debate

By | May 14, 2023

1 The question that Antonis Schroiter put to Nikos Androulakis, in the foreign policy section, was a masterpiece. What did he think of her, right? Here it is: “You have been the leader of the party for a year and a half and you have not met the prime minister of the country. Mr. Mitsotakis says that you either refuse or you don’t like him very much. The bottom line is, here is a good discussion, here you are both, let’s meet, you seem like a nice person, why this distance?”

2 Antonis Schroiter also asked Yanis Varoufakis a “perfect” question about the MeRA25 leader’s energy “footprint”, as in his “where you belong” it looks like he has two cars, five engines and a speedboat! “I drive with my wife in a machine. Our cars are stopped,” he replied.

3 The debate is completely pointless and ultimately misleading. To understand, at some point they asked Mr. Mitsotakis about the crime in Tempi. Obviously he had prepared beforehand, followed a plan. So what did he do? He said a typical phrase about Tempi and immediately turned it into the middle of a general fixed trajectory, starting to talk about the extension of the Athens metro and the Thessaloniki metro that is finally being completed and lets say SYRIZA. He completely changed the topic within 1.5 minutes of replying without being allowed to say anything out of context. The journalist did not follow up again and the matter remained there. That’s why I tell you, the debate is not a big deal.

4 Giorgos Papadakis spoke to Giorgos Liagas about his impressions the day after the debate. “It was a pointless process for me. People ask me why I went. When it was suggested to me, my initial answer was no. They told me to think about it because the station needs to be represented, and then I said I shouldn’t refuse because it would cause problems. I’m not going to the next one, but I really wanted to have the experience.”

5 Rania Tzima also mentioned the way the debate was conducted, describing a scene: “At some point, Mr. Androulakis says that ‘some people should go to prison.’ And we journalists were stunned. We looked at each other, next to me was Panagiotis Stathis and right next to me was Antonis Schroiter. I shake, the cameras didn’t catch us at the time, I say “guys, are we going to do something?” Shall we say something?” Kouvaras sees me and says “my hands are tied.” That is, a political leader comes out and says about the wiretapping that someone should go to jail and we couldn’t ask him who he was referring to. If you interrupted, you ran the risk of being anti-institutional”.

6 The best question, of course, belonged to Rania Tzima and is the one that created, with the wrong answer from Mr. Mitsotakis, a political issue the next day: “Recognize that there is political responsibility in the wiretapping scandal, since the direct political head of EYP, did you consider resigning? The Mr Dimitriadis who resigned was not the political head of EYP, he was not even a political person. Have you considered doing what Johnson did in Britain, Kurtz in Austria, Nixon in the America, Willy Brandt in Germany, or our own democracy is inferior?

7 Taking the average ratings of the debate on the channels that broadcast it (ERT1, Alpha, ANT1, Open, SKAI and Star), we see that it reached 51.5% in the “dynamic audience”. Milan’s Champions League game with Inter Milan, played on Mega at the same time, scored 17.4%. Here are the individual channel numbers:

  1. TRS1: 17.6%
  2. ALPHA: 9.4%
  3. SKY: 9%
  4. OPEN: 6.3%
  5. ANT1: 5%
  6. STAR: 4.2%

8 From the satirist “Koulouri”: “According to the first opinion polls carried out late last night and early this morning, 81% of the Greek people have decided that their vote will go to Rania Tzima, whenever she decides to enter politics The remaining 19% remain undecided about what to vote for, while a citizen seems to have been waiting for the telefight and is already decided on the party he will choose.

9 From the lead article of “NEON” yesterday: “If the parties wanted to have a free discussion, they could have it. They didn’t want it. Is it time to review the importance and necessity of a stand-alone discussion? However, as long as it doesn’t change the attitude of the parties, as long as “soups” are insisted upon in the face of the possibility of a serious battle, the importance of public debate is cheapened, degraded. If the caciques are not ripe for real dialogue, it is better that they not suffer and suffer”.

10 Sakis Ioannidis in “Kathimerini”: “Who does not remember the Lignadis case and the political and social crisis that it generated? The ancients at the Venizelos station that divided Thessaloniki and the scientific community? The secret negotiations of the Parthenon sculptures with The British Museum? The fragments brought from Sicily and the Vatican? The recent demonstrations, strikes and sit-ins by artists over the great issue of art education? Where will the money be found for the underground expansion of the National Archaeological Museum? What What will eventually happen to the book policy in Greece? None of the above issues were discussed in the debate.”

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