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Good day to you all.
Today I want to talk about two court verdicts that you will have hardly heard about.
You will have heard of one of them, without knowing the ins and outs. Of the other one I believe that you will never hear about it.
Let’s start with that one.
A few years ago, Antonio Di Pietro said, as many of us have said, given that we know the facts, that Rete4 is abusive.
To be clear: Rete4 according to the Constitutional Court, for exactly 14 years should not belong to Berlusconi, or if it should still belong to him, it should no longer be broadcasting on digital analogue, on channels that we see when we press 4 on the remote control of the TV.
Because no private individual can own more than 2 TV channels and Berlusconi owns three.
After that, it is broadcasting thanks to laws done specifically to allow it to broadcast.
Thus, from the point of view of the laws, what is happening is strictly legal. In reality it is unconstitutional and for the last few months, since January this year, it is also illegitimate as it is incompatible with the European regulations that, as you know, have precedence: the European laws have precedence over the national laws, so they should send him away.
I’m saying this because each time that someone says that Rete4 is abusive, even though it has been legalised “ex-post” to do what it is not allowed to do, Mediaset takes action for defamation.
I have had a lot of court actions, many people have had court actions for having said this simple and elementary truth.
OK, usually these court actions turn out for the best in as much as we take along the verdicts of the Constitutional Court, and now of the European Court in Luxemburg and the judge finds in our favour.
This time something extra happened. Di Pietro found that the finding was in his favour and the case was archived. The case was brought by Mediaset because he said “Rete4 is abusive”, the judge wanted to add something extra.
Let’s see.
The verdict is 4 pages long and it was given on 15 October. The Milan judge for the preliminary investigations, Vincenzo Tutinelli, took note of the request coming from the Milan Prosecutors office that the case be archived, and also that Mediaset was opposed to the request for archiving. He held a hearing and decided to archive the case.
Why did he decide to archive the case? Because it is not defamatory to say that Rete4 is abusive. Why is it not defamatory? Because Rete4 is abusive, thus to say so is not defamatory but it is saying the truth.

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Certainly, if someone starts to use insults… but if one uses the appropriate terms, one can even deliver the harshest criticism.
Why? Because the freedom of expression protected by article 21 of the Constitution does not protect the right to applause, but above all, the right to criticize.
And that is the first verdict. The second, at least you will have heard the heading. It’s that one about Calogero Mannino, former regional secretary of the DC, former DC Minister, one who moved peacefully from the first to the second Republic and today is happily seated in the Senate with the UDC.
The Union of Cuffaro, Casini and Cesa. And also of Mannino.
OK. The other day he was absolved in the second appeal trial having been accused of external collaboration in mafia associating.
The wording is the same one they use when they absolve a politician who is covered with evidence: they say that there is not enough proof.
It is the usual comma 2 of article 530 of the code of criminal trial procedures, the same that they inserted into the verdict at the first level that absolved Andreotti, also for insufficient proof.
The same wording used when they absolved the president of the Province of Palermo, Francesco Musotto.
The same wording used for so many trials against Berlusconi, obviously for a diversity of accusations, starting with the verdicts of the Court of Cassation in relation to the kickbacks to the Finance Police.

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The usual ending: spread the word.

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