Today Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa questioned the legitimacy of the private media to inform. Correa gave these statements during his report to the Nation in the National Assembly. According to the Ecuadorian leader this is the first time in modern history that Ecuador seeks justice.
The president added that those that seek to confuse and manipulate the information of the private media do so for economical reasons. Correa also rebuked the theory that states that the president must take it all in. Regarding the events of 30-S, the Ecuadorian leader warned that he will not allow his family being threatened and that he will defend himself with the law.
The president made a quote regarding the freedom of speech, “the biggest exploiters talk about freedom while the corrupt speak of honesty.” Correa added that the press continues to cause harm, but it no longer places and removes presidents, after this statement the journalist of Radio Vision, Diego Oquendo, left the saloon. Afterwards the president discussed on the Communication bill and insisted that it is not a gag or a media bill.
Several Assembly members like Lourdes Tiban and Francisco Ulloa (MPD- Pachakutik) left the room as the supporters of the president booed them. Fernando Gonzalez a former member of Alianza País left the room for the same reason. Correa dedicated 42 minutes to talk about the mistakes that the Ecuadorian media has made. (AV)