Julio Ariza has broken his silence regarding the controversial interview with Macarena Olona. This Monday, the journalist told the programme Dando Caña on El Toro TV that a friend told him about the interview with Olona that was taking place on La Sexta, and he admitted that he saw the second part and felt “very sorry”. According to Ariza, “a person who is a State Lawyer should, as soon as she becomes aware of a minimal illegality, go to the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Court immediately. She knows this, and should do so if she is aware of an illegality in VOX“.
He encouraged Macarena Olona to go to court if she had evidence of any illicit act in VOX. If she does not do so, she would be “an accomplice in this affair if she has known about it and has not denounced it”.
If she did not denounce it, Ariza recommended that she omit such statements and judgements “because it is bad for her, as it makes her look unserious. You can’t throw dirt on your ex-colleagues without proving it“. For the director of El Toro TV, the solution is simple: “if the facts are true, she should go to court, denounce and get out of the way, but the opposite is throwing a stone and hiding her hand”.
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The journalist took the opportunity to recall that Macarena Olona is who she is today because “she has had many colleagues behind her who have given her this responsibility, who have lifted her up, encouraged her and strengthened her”.
The journalist pointed out that, with this type of action, Olona is throwing stones against her own backyard, and also described this type of public statement as “unnecessary”, especially in “the home of her adversaries. Évole left her in tatters, he crushed her”.
“I don’t think he measured the consequences of an interview in the house of a man who takes you by the hand with I don’t know how many assistants around him, an iPad on the table, telling him what to say and what not to say, with all the information they have, with the power of La Sexta”. Julio Ariza confessed that he did not understand how Macarena Olona could have thought of getting into this mess.
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“The questions it asks are very weak, it is always about voluntarism. They construct a narrative so that people perceive what they want them to perceive. In the end you have to stand in front of their own lies. They are not journalists, they are hitmen.” In this sense, Ariza added that, when you go to meet Évole, you should know that “you are going to meet a hitman, not a journalist“. And for this reason, he advised going with “a helmet, a shield and a sword, not a piece of paper and a pen”.