The campaign for the upcoming Catalan parliament elections officially started last Sunday. Main opposition party CIU started in a very American way by including a one hour DVD called ConfidencialCAT criticizing the current government with any Catalan newspaper.
I was shocked.
Not because of the movie, which I haven't seen yet, as in the past three years CIU has done nothing else than criticizing and whining. No, I was shocked because all newspapers co-operated. Every single newspaper in this country got blinded by flash of sensationalism and opted to distribute plain propaganda. Last Sunday, the newspapers of Catalonia lost their independence and transformed themselves into propaganda vehicles.