spokeswoman Gabriela Ceruti denied that Gustavo Santaolalla be living in the Olivos Presidential Residence in order to advise the president Alberto Fernandez in the composition of musical themes. Information It was published by El Intransigente.com based on the journalist’s radio column Horace Verbitskywith a good link with Kirchnerism, and managing to share and go viral on social networks.
Gabriela Ceruti described the news as false, referring to the text produced by El Intransigente, which attributed the data to what Verbitsky expressed on the portal The Rocket to the Moon and the homonymous cycle that is broadcast by AM530 radio. Interestingly, the official did not mention the journalist at any time, who had already caused a crisis in the Government with the “VIP Vaccination” scandal by revealing how Minister Ginés González García had invited him to be vaccinated at the Ministry of Health.
As indicated by El Intransigente, at minute 24.14 of his radio column last Sunday, July 31, Horacio Verbitsky stated together with Marcelo Figueras: “If it were true that protocol role to the European by Alberto Fernández, as Berco wrote, he would have more time to devote to arranging his songs. He has composed several songs and Gustavo Santaolalla is managing them. He is living in the presidential residence Santaolalla«. Minutes later, he repeated that this information “says El Cohete”, again attributing the source of that version.
«Gustavo Santaolalla never stayed at the Olivos residence. He honors President Alberto Fernández with his friendship, but as far as I know, is doing a tour in Europe and consequently very far from our country“Gabriela Cerruti expressed this Tuesday on Twitter as a denial. She, in turn, stated that the information “tends to disqualify and generate discomfort at a time when the country does not need it.”
What Gabriela Cerruti did not explain
The characters of his tweet were not enough, however, to give more details in this regard. The spokeswoman did not specify where Santaolalla is or if she had previously lived in the Olivos Presidential Residence. Likewise, she was also not accurate in her enunciation, judging by the expression “as far as I know.” In his social networks, the musician had shared the tour timelinewhich marked the concert of the last July 23 in London as the last.
The interview of Verbitsky and Fernández
Another precedent in relation to the link between Verbitsky and the National Government is the interview that the journalist did with the President in October 2020. There, the “Dog” as he is known in his long career, confronted the head of state with a request for direct self-criticism and making objections to the economic and judicial policy of the administration. Fernández on that occasion avoided confronting the director of “Rocket to the Moon.” Spokeswoman Cerruti opted for a similar attitude on this occasion, using El Intransigent as a scapegoat.
The presidential spokeswoman has a history of denying information that is later confirmed or being involved in controversy. On July 14, Cerruti had denied that there had already been a meeting between Sergio Massa, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and President Alberto Fernández. But shortly after, the official account of the Senate confirmed it. Weeks before, she had denied that there is an “import festival”, despite criticism from the vice president and the fact that, when Daniel Scioli took office, she imposed restrictions in this regard. Her sayings about the blue dollar or the raffle for a sex toy that she participated in are other episodes.