- Hans Weber
- December 4, 2023
Pavel Blažek’s fake apology
Justice Min. Pavel Blažek’s apology yesterday for lingering too long at the table last week of former Castle demon Martin Nejedlý was real enough, but it was for the fake world of
headlines, tweets, talking heads and political chatter. As was PM Petr Fiala’s tough statement about how Blažek would have been sacked from the cabinet if the lingering had been
planned in advance and wasn’t merely happenstance. In this fake world, a thorough investigation of the facts and circumstances, including witness testimony, SMS transcripts and lie detector tests, would be ordered, rigged and leaked to the press. Meanwhile, the real world of quid pro quos, backroom deals and global realignment goes on unimpeded. Blažek’s destiny is to be mainly in the real world and to get his knuckles rapped at times for carelessly stepping over into the realm inhabited permanently by, say, the Pirates. Less certain than hisown fate is that of Fiala, who is increasingly having to be a fake PM in a very real world.