CDMX.- Against the opposition presidential candidate, Xóchitl Gálvez, there is an “information fence” ordered from National Palace, says the journalist Carlos Loret de Mola in his article today in Reportero Stories.
According to what was stated in his column, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has aligned the majority of the media with its candidate Claudia Sheinbaum; and this is beginning to be noticed in the coverage given to both candidates.
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“López Obrador is applying to Xóchitl Gálvez the ‘information fence’ that he complained so much about. “This one really does,” the editorialist explains, referring to the man from Tabasco.
He details that when AMLO was in the opposition, he accused that the media did not cover his actions on instructions from the government, “he was not invited to interviews and that if they talked about him, it was only to speak badly.”
Today, however, It is he who applies that “fence” to Gálvez, while “the ‘claudistas’ begin to multiply in the spaces of opinion and the pro-Sheinbaum line is seen, heard, read and felt.”
According to the journalist, It is not a simple perception because there are hard data that show that “Gálvez is criticized in the media more than three times as much as Sheinbaum.”
“In the last month, Claudia Sheinbaum was talked about 15 percent more than Xóchitl Gálvez. That difference is not much. The interesting thing is to see how they were talked about.
“Claudia’s coverage was only 12 percent negative and Xóchitl’s coverage was triple that.38 percent negative grades”, refers to information obtained from the Analysis of Media Reputation of Actors (ARMA), carried out by the Central Political Intelligence from September 12 to October 16 of this year.
As an example of the disparity in the coverage given to the two virtual presidential candidates, Claudia from the ruling party and shape.
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“For Claudia Sheinbaum, the topic of her thesis occupied only 1 percent of the coverage that the media gave to her campaign; for Xóchitl it was 9 percent”explains the journalist, who warns that this difference “borders on the scandalous.”
For Loret de Mola this is part of the president’s “rude” intervention in the 2024 elections, in which it operates in favor of Sheinbaum, but applies to Gálvez exactly what he complained about even though “it was not true.”