José Manuel Villarejo is a disturbing character who lives by throwing stones and hiding his hand. He accumulates legal cases, his morality is underground, but when he stands in front of a microphone, the ex-commissioner becomes an influencer and trendsetter. The morbidness generated by their accusations, recreations or fabrications is a guaranteed trending topic and a headache for their unexpected protagonists. Shocks, blushes, embarrasses...
That Artur Mas lent himself to a face-to-face with Villarejo on RAC1 with Jordi Basté as The Observer was a guaranteed successful experiment that had more of a personal and political reaffirmation of the former president than a search for certainties. Operation Catalunya existed and Villarejo accumulated court cases, years in pre-trial detention and a first sentence of 19 years in prison for his private businesses.
The retired policeman's resume does not make him attractive as a storyteller. He has explained in the courts, in Congress and in various interviews his operations against independence. But there is always something left in the sewer. The novelty is to reaffirm this without intermediaries in front of one of his victims: "We wanted to destroy you because you were enemies of the unity of Spain".
The headlines that jump from RAC1 to X are extremely varied: "Laporta gave us information about Rosell", and Laporta threatens to sue; "the CNI proposed to send tanks to Catalonia in 2012" and the voice of Santiago Abascal echoes: "The Spanish people have the right to defend themselves"; Felip Puig was an "informant" of the CNI, and he launches a new story about the ex-counselor.
There is no shortage of pink sauce: "We were looking for an illegitimate daughter in Artur Mas". And the ex-president explains that he had an unexpected domestic conflict: His daughter, the real one, demanded more weekly pay because, according to the dossier, Mas was more generous with his non-existent daughter... Villarejo adds even more spice in the sauce: “I had to go to a university to collect a glass from a girl and examine her DNA. When I made the first arrangements, I saw that it was silly."
Villarejo feeds our morbid voyeur. Who looks at whom in reality shows and trash television programs: the spectators or the participants?, asked the psychologist José Ramon Ubieto a few days ago in La Vanguardia. The ability of the ex-commissioner is unquestionable. And he was about to take the throne of the audience of the season of El món on RAC1 in the interview of Gerard Piqué, with his Casio and the Twingo in the middle of a war with Shakira.