THE TALKS have not begun yet but the hysteria against a possible agreement has already become a daily phenomenon. The public climate is starting to be reminiscent of the period that preceded the April 2004 referendum. Many of the protagonists are the same but some new saviours have also emerged.
Among these is the state broadcaster CyBC whose behaviour is provocative. It is obvious that specific employees of the corporation have joined the rabid propaganda campaign against the prospective bizonal federation. By promoting the idiotic slogans of Papadopoulos, Lillikas and Sizopoulos, CyBC employees are using their shows and ‘news’ reports to display their rejectionist sentiments and poison public opinion. There were two examples I noticed recently.
About three weeks ago, a two-hour daily radio show hosted by a female presenter, posing as an expert on all issues under the sun (she is even an authority on medicine), was turned into a vehicle for anti-federation propaganda. Her guests were two female warriors against federation who for two hours urged the audience to oppose the talks, reject the federal settlement and fight for the supposed liberation of Kyrenia.
The show, of course, was taking calls as well, thus giving the opportunity for…………………….
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