Vittorio Feltri

Vittorio Feltri (born 25 June 1943) is an Italian journalist and editor in chief of daily far right Libero. He’s not part of the Ordine dei giornalisti since June 26th 2020.

Vittorio Feltri
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Born25 June 1943 (1943-06-25) (age 77)
Years active1962–
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Political partySocialist Party (Before 1994)
Independent (1994–2005; 2009–present)
Liberal Reformers (2005–2009)
Spouse(s)Maria Luisa (died 1968)
Enoe Bonfanti (m. 1969)
ChildrenSaba, Laura, Mattia, Fiorenza

BiographyEdit

Feltri was born in Bergamo, Italy.[citation needed] He graduated with a degree in Political Science and then started his career as journalist in 1962, writing film reviews for the local newspaper L'Eco di Bergamo.[citation needed] In 1977 he moved to Corriere della Sera.[citation needed]

In 1993 Feltri refused the offer of Silvio Berlusconi to get involved in Fininvest. The next year he agreed to become editor of il Giornale, which was owned by Berlusconi, after its founder Indro Montanelli left. He was its editor until 1997. In the same period, he contributed to other newspapers and magazines, including Panorama, Il Foglio and Il Messaggero. In 2000, he founded the right-wing newspaper Libero, which he ran until 2009. In August 2009, he once again became the editor of Berlusconi's il Giornale.[citation needed]

In January 2015, he was nominated candidate for President of Italy by Lega Nord and Brothers of Italy.[citation needed]

He is an atheist.[1]

ControversyEdit

In December 2011, the Court of Milan sentenced Feltri to compensate the former Federation of the Greens Senator, among the founders of Arcigay, Gianpaolo Silvestri with 50 thousand euros for a homophobic insult.[2]

In 2017, Feltri said that Asia Argento should be thankful that Harvey Weinstein had forced oral sex on her.[3]

In 2019, he expressed anti-semitism views against journalist David Parenzo and claimed that Jews have "bored" him with the Holocaust.[4]

In April 2020, during a television show, Feltri considered southern Italians as "inferior people". His words caused controversy around Italy.[5]

In February 2021, during a television interview, he was asked by a journalist “Which relevant people you’d like in the new government?” to which he replied “Hitler”, provoking controversy both on social media and in the press.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Italian) Davide Milosa, "Caso Boffo, Vittorio Feltri verso la sospensione dall'ordine dei giornalisti", Il Fatto Quotidiano, 23 September 2010.
  2. ^ Feltri omofobo: è ufficiale
  3. ^ Farrow, Ronan (27 October 2017). "Weighing the Costs of Speaking Out About Harvey Weinstein". The New Yorker.
  4. ^ Vittorio Feltri: “Gli ebrei? Sono decenni che rompono i coglioni con la Shoah”
  5. ^ Coronavirus, Vittorio Feltri contro i meridionali: "Inferiori". L'Ordine valuta il danno di immagine

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Preceded by
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Editor in chief of BergamoOggi
1983–1984
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Preceded by
Lanfranco Vaccari
Editor in chief of L'Europeo
1989–1992
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Daniele Protti
Preceded by
Ricardo Franco Levi
Editor in chief of L'Indipendente
1992–1994
Succeeded by
Pia Luisa Bianco
Preceded by
Indro Montanelli
Editor in chief of Il Giornale
1994–1997
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Mario Cervi
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Editor in chief of Il Borghese
1998–1999
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Editor in chief of Quotidiano Nazionale
1999–2000
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Giorgio Mulé
Preceded by
Maurizio Belpietro
Editor in chief of Libero
2000–2009
Succeeded by
Maurizio Belpietro
Preceded by
Mario Giordano
Editor in chief of Il Giornale
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Alessandro Sallusti