The Delegation of Argentine Israelite Associations (DAIA) described this Thursday as “anti-semites” the sayings uttered by the journalist Tomás Méndez, of the Chanel C5N, in a television report on the coronavirus.
Méndez reviewed theories that so far have no scientific support and that ensure that the Covid-19 was created by humans intentionally.
“It is really shocking how the world’s wealthy, those who are above the United States, who were born there, others in Israel and others in Europe, they are the true owners of your life and they have generated this virus, ”said the journalist.
Through social networks, the DAIA denounced the message launched by the journalist. “Tomás Méndez’s C5N is an imbecile statement that only an anti-Semite can formulate “, published the entity in his account Twitter
“The association of power, tragedy and responsibility of the powerful in them is old and by including Israel in it, we know what we are talking about … “, he added.
For its part, INADI indicated on its social networks that “associating the Jewish community with economic power and conspiracies shows a clear anti-Semitic matrix behavior. For this reason, from the Inadi Radio and Television Observatory we are going to work ex officio on the statements of Tomás Méndez last night on his program. “
Tomás Méndez is a journalist and politician hailing from Córdoba. Produce and drive DNA Federal Journalism, a research program that is broadcast by C5N. In addition, he was a councilor of the City of Córdoba and leader of the political space Vamos (formerly the ADN Movement). In 2015 he was a candidate for mayor.
It is not the first time that the journalist faces problems for claims made in your program. In 2018, the Second Chamber of Civil and Commercial Appeals convicted him of damages. The Justice agreed with the businessman René Fritzler, whom the journalist had linked to various crimes in two broadcasts, according to the Cordovan media outlet. The voice.
This week the DAIA denounced the number of anti-Semitic expressions circulating on social networks, in the framework of publications related to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The DAIA works so that together, in complex contexts, racism and hatred do not become a pandemic. The entity reaffirms, in these difficult times, the need to strengthen solidarity and empathy, and appeals to the cooperation of all citizens to join in the same fight and go through new challenges together, “he said. He also recalled that the complaints anti-semitism can be done in firstname.lastname@example.org.