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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 05:20 PM

3. You'll be happy to know the Herald turned 140 this week, Judi.

I understand they've always had that progressive, independent streak. As I recall reading, they once shared the Anglophone market with another, more conservative daily - The Standard - that went out of business in 1959 as much because the English-speaking immigrant base was shrinking, as it did because the Buenos Aires Herald simply commanded more respect.

The Herald had the further distinction of being the only news daily in Argentina to routinely report on the disappearances during the Dirty War in the '70s, as well as to point out glaring inconsistencies in some of the "terrorist attacks" at the time. Not surprisingly, the editor-in-chief at the time, Robert Cox, had to leave Argentina.

Fast-forwarding to the recent past, I can tell you they didn't mince words whenever Cristina Kirchner made mistakes, or when some of her officials committed wrongdoing. They certainly had no plans of mincing words now.

Has Macri retaliated against the Herald for speaking up? It's hard to say; but on September 6, their site was hacked (they were able to recover it by the next day).

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