Spanish radio host Javier Cardenas
** UPDATE **
It looks like at Day Zero Alert we misunderstood part of the story, which is far more complex than we thought at the beginning. It involves more than one person so we prefer to keep our original post and make some corrections here for the first-time readers (original text from a DZA reader from Spain):
@perradesatan is not the user who recorded the audio and uploaded it, @raisah [another listener] did. @perradesatan is a somewhat famous blogger who made an article about the first leak and then got bullied and threatened by Cardenas to take it down or be sued.
Cardenas has been insulting and harassing @raisah and saying “somebody should do something” about her for two weeks now. Saying that she’s crazy, she’s a stalker, she should get a life and such on a daily basis.
The call was not made on air. Cardenas called the company where she works before the show and tried to coerce and pressure the boss to “do something” about it. He also said the boss’ name and the company name several times on air.
OK, if you are not Spanish (and maybe don’t even know the difference between Mexico and the european country), you won’t probably give a shit about this. But, if you are concerned about how in danger your private life is, you maybe want to take a look on this story.
A couple of weeks ago a radio debate was broadcasted by EuropaFm: a local teacher blamed a student for her “too sexy” outfit. No idea what that outfit was, but it seems her cleavage was disturbing. And here’s where Cardenas shows up, with a mind blowing opinion about the “right way” to blame the girl. In a lousy and shy attempt to defend the teacher, instead of the girl, he said he should have told her privately. Good idea or not we don’t care, but what comes next is ridiculous.
A regular listener, shocked by the speech, records the audio and tweets, blaming Cardenas for its “machista” opinion. Machista being the Spanish word for a male chauvinist as such. The tweet goes viral, Internet is on fire and in a few hours Cardenas is forced to answer back but, instead of diplomacy he chooses a weird Streisand-like fight: deletes the audio, uploads a cut and paste version without the chauvinist part and accuses the tweeter (
@perradesatan @raisah) to lie. But she owns the complete audio file and uploads it to the Internet.
Social networks go on fire again and Cardenas feels weak and attacked. We don’t give a fuck about who’s right or wrong, or whose opinion is better, good, evil or even interesting. But the situation gets worse when a few days later the Spanish radio host calls,
live from the studio while on air, her own fucking Boss (yes, he’s THAT sick) and asks him to fire the girl (yes, it is as childish as it sounds). And that, dudes, is but cowardice. And because he knows his way around community managing, happy with his brilliant strategy he GIVES AWAY her personal data, name and surname! Live and on air!
Now, the questions are: Where’s freedom of speech gone? Where’s privacy gone? Is a radio speaker authorized in any way to do that?
An attack is a good defense, alright, but giving away personal information is a felony dude. So beware radio listener, if you don’t agree with the host you can either tweet it or hide. But, be sure you get a very low profile…
There’s an uprising Change.org pledge getting a few thousand supporters on-line if you want to take a look here.