The RTVE News Council rejects the "flattering tone" of Inés Hernand towards Sánchez at the Goya

The RTVE Interactive Media News Council has issued a statement stating its rejection of the "tone" and "content" during the broadcast of the Goya Awards red carpet, which could be seen live on RTVE.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
11 February 2024 Sunday 16:19
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The RTVE News Council rejects the "flattering tone" of Inés Hernand towards Sánchez at the Goya

The RTVE Interactive Media News Council has issued a statement stating its rejection of the "tone" and "content" during the broadcast of the Goya Awards red carpet, which could be seen live on RTVE. Play.

Those responsible for the Council have announced this note after the commotion caused by social networks since the "external collaborator" - that is what they call her - has participated in several meetings with different personalities that have not been liked by everyone. Although the name of said person is not explicitly mentioned in the statement, the reporter in question is Inés Hernand, who was in charge of the live show for hours, interacting with the attendees before the gala.

"As much as we want to give a lighthearted, alternative tone and designed for a youth audience, we believe that any content that carries the RTVE brand must comply with quality and neutrality standards," is how the Council has expressed it, taking into account that RTVE Play is a space to bring television to younger generations.

Specifically, the Council has pointed out and rejected an intervention by the communicator during the red carpet live show in which she asked the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez. "Mr. President, what was the last movie he saw?" Hernand asks. "Well, many, I can't tell you one," answers Sánchez. "Did you like Snow Society?" she then asks him. "Man, I didn't like it, I loved it," she says. After those words, the reporter exclaims with emotion and celebrates, shouting: "You are an icon, president, we love you!", while the president walks away from her, among the hubbub of people.

"It seems to us that the flattering tone towards a President of the Government, whatever the sign, has no place on public radio and television, which is everyone's," the Council criticized Hernand's behavior towards the President.

At the same time, the Council has asked those responsible for RTVE Play for explanations and "will report on them later."

Hundreds of users have wanted to show their opinion on X (formerly Twitter). Some have praised the communicator, arguing the context of the live show and her recurring personality, who presents the weekly program I don't know what you're talking about on TVE with Mercedes Milà. While others have recalled that the communicator should respect the tone of neutrality that the corporation defends.