Prime Minister Robert Fico posted an offensive video message aimed at Michal Kovačič, journalist of the private broadcaster TV Markíza, on his Facebook profile in the evening on August 10.
Fico started the video by commenting that he met the most beautiful, most clever, but at the same the most arrogant journalist of Markíza during his walk on a dam with his cousin and neighbour who used to go there with his dog, the Omediach.com website reported.
“Instead of respecting the privacy of morning sport activities, journalist photographed us in the typical way of Slovak journalists, from behind,” said Fico in video, as quoted by Omediach.com, “and sent to the Government Office the official question why I walk with so many bodyguards, or if I am afraid of something.”
Fico goes on in the video to state that his followers do not walk with him for protection but rather to prevent him from saying with all one’s heart to such reporters what he thinks about their work, amateurism and speculation.
“I recommend that journalist to devote in future more time to running because he looks like a toilet spider,” Fico said.
Though Kovačič does not feel concerned by the attack, he replied that the security of the PM is a legitimate topic and questions were formulated in a decent manner.
“Unfortunately, we have not received an official response,” said Kovačič, as quoted by Omediach.com.
The video arises in a time when protests in front of Bonaparte residence continue, when media are alert to serious causes associated with the Bašternák case and also when the government has committed to obligations like the Jaguar plant which will cost half a billion euros even without the €130 million subsidy, Omediach.com wrote.
12. Aug 2016 at 6:58 | Compiled by Spectator staff