Rome, 17 September 2021 – Obviously, the response from Barbara Palombelli to the sea of accusations that have flooded social networks (but not only) after his statements on femicides (here what he said and the reactions) during the episode of Forum aired yesterday (Thursday 16 September) on Rete 4. Even the popular and expert journalist and tv presenter has entrusted its reply to social media.
“The family violence, the crescendo of aggression that takes the place of love, misunderstanding that blinds and renders murderers require careful investigation and confront us many questions. When a man or woman (yesterday at the forum it was the female protagonist to exercise violence spouse) do not control anger we must question ourselves. Establishing roles and issuing sentences without knowing the facts can be done at rallies or on social media pages, not in court. And even in a television room one has a duty to watch reality from all angles“.
At Forum Palombelli had said among other things: “Sometimes it is also legitimate to wonder: but these men were completely out of mind, completely clouded or was there an exasperating and aggressive behavior on the other side too? “.
Among the numerous reactions, most of indignation, towards the journalist, also comes that of the Equal Opportunities Commissions of the National Federation of the Press, Usigrai and the National Council of the Order of Journalists and Journalists and the Giulia Giornaliste association . In a joint note they ask the Regional Council of the Order of Journalists to open “disciplinary proceedings” against Palombelli.
In the midst of so many critical voices, the journalist stands up in defense Maurizio Lupi of Us with Italy. “We are witnessing an unworthy media and social lynching,” he says. “Only those who are in bad faith can ignore the journalist’s battles against violence and in defense of women’s rights or even think that with her words she wanted in any way to justify violent and bloody behavior”, she adds. “A badly expressed, misunderstood or decontextualized sentence is enough to create a monster that is not such and to muddy a person”, he continues. “This media Manichaeism is poison for public debate”, he concludes.
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