Ecco cosa pensano i signori dell’Università di Calgary, Canada, del nostro SilvioB., sempre a proposito del suo immenso prestigio internazionale.
If any Canadian politician had the same influence on the media as Berlusconi, the aforementioned partisans would shit bricks. Yet, in Italy, his control is just accepted as a fact of life. Yes, the Italian Left and magazines such as The Economist have constantly criticized him for gross conflict of interest and control, but the Italian population just accepts it as the way it is. Imagine if Izzer Asper, CanWest Global Communications Corporation founder, became the Prime Minister of Canada while retaining his media company and using his influence on the CBC to silence critics. That sums up Berlusconi’s powers in Italy.