SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev used his press conference in the Parliament building today to attack the Infomax news site which has reported on his involvement in the major Racket scandal, and whose editor in chief Aleksandar Mitovski was given a suspended prison sentence for his reporting on Zaev’s crimes.
At one point during the press conference, Zaev said that he will not take any more questions from Infomax, calling them a partisan outlet. He later complained to a journalist that “his children were brought to tears” because of the reporting on the Racket scandal.
It is my right to note that media outlets are oriented completely in opposition to the Government. The media should be independent, critical but also affirmative when the politician deserves it. Here we have a complete political orientation of a media with all their carelessness to hide their support for VMRO-DPMNE, Zaev said.
This man has no scruples and no limit, Mitovski responded after being called out by Zaev. “He dines with journalists and later refers to them as faggots in public, then dines with other journalists but declares them to be objective. That’s unstable but it’s not his instability that frightens me – it’s his desire to have total control over every walk of life. He wants to control the press and to have them sing his praises”, Mitovski replied.
Mitovski added that many other children were brought to tears as a result of Zaev’s policies, the children of people he put in prison because they couldn’t pay the bribes he demanded or because they reported on or opposed the actions of Zaev’s regime.