Ranging from McCarthyist attacks to mockery against the rural schoolteacher covered leading spaces, particularly from the conglomerate of newspapers and TV stations whose flagship is the old newspaper El Comercio.
Only one newspaper outside the media concert, La Republica, highlights the massive rally led yesterday by the candidate in the southern Andean city of Puno and recognizes it as the largest demonstration recorded in the entire electoral campaign.
At the same time, the media praises Fujimori’s new oath of respect for democracy made yesterday -in an attempt to neutralize the resistance generated by his authoritarian and corrupt image-, with the remote sponsorship of the right-wing writer Mario Vargas Llosa, until recently his detractor.
Another guarantor of the promises of the daughter of former governor Alberto Fujimori, imprisoned for State crimes, was the fugitive from Venezuelan justice Leopoldo Lopez, whose presence in the country deserved rejection, as well as criticism to the Chancellery for allowing and facilitating his interference in the contest.
The ceremony, held in Arequipa, is continuously repeated by the Channel N TV cable, part of the aforementioned El Comercio group, which analyst Roger Rumrrill describes as a ‘media latifundio’.