Storm over the Minister of Culture, Gennaro Sangiuliano, after an article in Il Fatto Quotidiano in which it is claimed that the minister would have warned Un giorno da Pecora, the satire broadcast conducted by Geppi Cucciari and Giorgio Lauro on Rai Radio Uno.
The minister, according to the newspaper's reconstruction, complained of being the victim of a systematic denigration of his image by the Rai program and instructed the Salerno lawyer Silverio Sica, brother of a consultant of the Roman College, to warn the Radio Uno broadcast. And since the minister does not comment but does not deny the news, the opposition is unleashed.
"We are facing an exercise in arrogance and arrogance worthy of non-democratic regimes" attack the 5 Stars who, in fact, expected a "public denial" of the minister. But a warning, says the leader of the 5S group in the Supervisory Committee "would be a mortification for the acute intelligence of the minister, who evidently lacks a sense of humor and does not tolerate satire. Or, he asks, are we facing a revenge against the presenter guilty of having asked him a few months ago why he had voted for the Strega Prize without having read any book?" In the reconstruction of Il Fatto, the minister's complaints through a lawyer would derive precisely from the fact that the broadcast would depict him as lacking in cultural preparation, denoting "a defamatory intent" against Sangiuliano, who is instead "a law graduate".
"Ahoo, Minister Sangiuliano, but have a laugh! We have all come under the fire of satire," plays down the deputy of the Greens-Left Alliance, Angelo Bonelli. The Democratic Party also invites the minister to have "a laugh" but still announces that as a Rai Supervisory Group it will file a question to verify the veracity of what is emerging. A case, argues Dem MP Ouidad Bakkalima, which "must alarm about the degree of touchiness and nervousness that the minister is experiencing, who feels his reputation threatened by the jokes of Geppi Cucciari and Giorgio Lauro".
And the 5-star president of the Supervisory Commission, Barbara Floridia, also smiles little: "A politician who does not have the time to read a book but finds it to warn a broadcast that satirizes him, makes you smile. If that politician has the role of Minister of Culture and sends this warning to a Rai broadcast, from which he is on leave as a former director of Tg2, it makes you laugh less."
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