Nothing exists. It’s called RAI.


Here’s the continuation of the free interpretation of interviews published in the newspapers. Today is the turn of chatter-box Petruccioli, whose interview once you’ve taken away the pre-amble, the quotes, the adjectives, greetings, premises, clarifications aphorisms and plays on words, is only 2 lines long. A media “null” like the RAI that he leads.

Interview: the president of RAI and the choices for public TV, Paolo Conti
Date: Sunday 3 September 2006
Publication: Il Corriere della Sera

“The public service that does not gain an autonomous space with respect to the majority that supports it is destined to finish.”
is to be read as:
“Public service is finished.”

“Our method is to work out choices only on the basis of professional evaluations”
is to be read as:
“I enjoy taking advantage of you.”

To the question: Will TG1 {the News on RAI Channel 1} start to support the government once more?”
The reply was:
”It is the most important public service news programme. Irrespective of who directs it, TG1 has its own “officialness” that, like the leading national newspapers, cannot ignore the orientation of the government.”
is to be read as:
“TG1 is a government broadcast!”

“Italy needs a general reflection about the future of RAI.”
is to be read as:
“The future of the RAI is not my responsibility but the responsibility of a general reflection.”

“I was nominated by the Ministry of the Economy, voted by two thirds of the Watchdog and unanimously by the Board of Directors of the RAI. The guarantee is not in political positioning but in the collaboration of 3 different entities and in the breadth of parliamentary consensus. I’m not saying that to defend myself but to express a wish: if new rules are to be put in place for the nomination of a president, it’s necessary to keep the qualified majority vote so that the nomination is not under the control of the wishes of the current majority.”
is to be read as:
I’m not budging from this position. ”

“My relationship with Prodi is neither hot nor cold. I never call him just as I never call the Ministers. I’ve got too much respect for his commitment. Prodi calls me, as do other members of the government when they consider that they have something to tell me.”
is to be read as:
“I’m always available.”

Prodi, make a phone call; tell him he’s sacked. Every so often we need a tiny bit of satisfaction.

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Ernesta,I took a look at the site you mention,nothing knew about what is talking about,nevertheles very engagin and funny ,thanks ciao :-)

Posted by: evakulnura | September 6, 2006 02:34 AM

hi! here is the American Beppe Grillo (or even more ballsy, to be honest ;-) )

George Carlin - Who Really Controls America

Posted by: Ernesta Rossi | September 5, 2006 05:06 PM

i think that you should change the name of the italian president into Napolitano in the link "Send a letter to president ciampi pull out from iraq"

Posted by: mario pecoraro | September 5, 2006 11:33 AM

OT from

Britain "apologizes" for terrorist act in Basra
Rescue of SAS men who were planning to place bombs in Basra City Square

October 15, 2005

In earlier reports, we focussed on the operation of two undercover British SAS operatives, dressed in traditonal Arab clothing, who were planning to set of bombs in the main square in Basra, coinciding with a religous event.

They were arrested by Iraqi police and subsequently "liberated" by British forces in a major military assault, directed against the Iraqi police authorities with tanks and armed cars.

Posted by: nessuno dimentichi | September 5, 2006 11:04 AM

That's It!!!
Let's all stay tuned with RAI and TG1...!!!!!


Posted by: paola filinesi | September 5, 2006 11:00 AM

GUzz, gulps, goshes.....St.GOLD
I.....laria( for non sicilians) Cms 2 b a very 'ugly' situation 4 AAUNG SUY KYY( can't think of the spelling).
4 Sicilians... e forza UsDC( THIS IS NOT A SPELLING MISTAKE)...
Ive bn told must b polite......
back in HOME country, must do BRAD PITT and BRUCE WILLIS!!!
UH,UH,AH, AH...Peter Gabriel DID shock em!!!Eh,EH
Already had a quarrel in VIA LA LOGGIA 's ASL w/ a woman who doesn't want to hear abt LEONID MININ, but has SICILY's BLUE COLOURS,not Cindy Lauper's nor CULTURE CLUB's(colours by numbers)
Maria(ROSA)Consuelo Spera
Via Cannolicchio 14
90046 Monleale
Palemmo Sizily
Unleash the winds....tweetyies!!!!

Posted by: MAria Consuelo Spera | September 5, 2006 08:45 AM

Painting “The scream (or the Cry)- 1893
Artist: Edvard Munch – Norvegian Painter
German Expressionism......


Posted by: paola filinesi | September 5, 2006 08:28 AM

This guy is just an example of how many idiots are managing and driving to the ground public services like RAI TV.

Prodi, please, fire this!

Posted by: High Plains Drifter | September 5, 2006 12:26 AM

Beppe , organizziamo lo sciopero del telecomando!!!
P.s qui si parla anche di te...

Posted by: Alessandro Martinello | September 4, 2006 11:31 PM


Posted by: moreno | September 4, 2006 09:27 PM

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