The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has made more than 56,000 false or misleading statements in his morning conferences, according to a report distributed by the political consultancy SPIN.
According to the report published by the political consultant Luis Estrada, in the 641 morning lectures that he has given since his arrival to the Presidency on December 1, 2018 and until June 30, the president is imprecise 88 times on average in each one of them.
In total, the report specifies, has made 56,181 untrue statements in these spaces.
In addition, as of June 30, 2021, mentioned the middle classes 118 times, Those who on 11 occasions have been described as aspirational, 10 more have been said to be manipulated, in 7 conservative, in 6 selfish and / or turning their back on others and in four more that they are more concerned about material things.
López Obrador’s press conferences in Mexico. Reuters photo
According to the SPIN data, most of the times in which he referred to the middle classes he did so in this year. Just before the last elections on June 6, he mentioned them 66 times, while after that date he has done it 52 times.
Meanwhile, the phrases that he has repeated the most during his morning lectures have been those related to with justice, with 1,137 mentions, while in 1,086 it has said guarantee / guarantee.
Other of his three favorite words are: will, with 310 mentions; faith, said 152 times, and hope, uttered 78 times.
Lopez Obrador began with the “mañaneras” on December 3, 2018, two days after assuming the presidency, as a promise to offer transparency and openness to the media, in contrast to his predecessor, Enrique Peña Nieto, who only offered a couple of press conferences from 2012 to 2018.
But international freedom of expression associations have accused the president of using the conferences to attack journalists and critics.
Just this Wednesday, the president presented a section called “Who’s who in the lies of the week” to show supposed fake news in the media.
According to the president, what this section seeks is that there is a change in the media so that “There are no lies, slander and inform yourself with the truth.”
Mexico is one of the most violent countries in the world for the journalistic union and every year there are numerous murders, attacks and intimidations against the press by organized crime and authorities.
The CNDH has pointed out that Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries to practice journalism in Latin America and so far it counts 170 journalists and media workers assassinated since 2000.