Argentina – Newscaster in Argentina fired for spewing antisemitic canards on air
Buenos Aires – Argentina’s Jewish political umbrella organization is taking legal action against a national television newscaster who used antisemitic canards during recent broadcasts.
Santiago Cuneo said last week in several episodes of his daily TV show “1+1=3” on cable news channel Cronica TV that Israel sends its soldiers to search the south of the country; made reference to the “Andinia plan” which claimed a Jewish plot to break off and form a Jewish province in the country; and questioned the loyalty of the country’s Jewish leadership to Argentina.
The channel issued a statement saying that “according to the sequence of unnecessary insults by Santiago Cúneo to journalists, politicians, communities and institutions, the decision was made that he will no longer appear on Crónica. Is it censorship? No. What he did is to distort information, bastardize journalism, not take care to check his sources and not respect the editorial view of the channel.”