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Old 02-03-2009, 08:35 AM
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The Princess of Asturias does not already drink cider.
This is a curious anecdote of the Princes of Asturias when they were in Fitur last week.
The princes walked by the stands of the fair and when they stopped in Asturias stand someone offered them to drink cider (typical drink of Asturias),the prince accepted but the princess, to the surprise of many people, refused to drink cider and insisted and even she repeated three times that she did not want to drink.

now that will fuel speculations, Letizia refusing to drink alcohol
Sidra and the Spanish Sideria - Drinking Cider in Spain
cider from asturias is well known in spain
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:51 AM
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The visit to Fitur began to the 10.30 of the morning, which is not precisely a good hour to drink alcohol, and less if you have a long morning ahead. The cider has little alcohol, but if you do not drink it well you get drunk rapidly. On the other hand, the Princess likes much the cider, and in her last visit to Asturias she drank it.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:53 AM
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now that will fuel speculations, Letizia refusing to drink alcohol
Maybe she just would not feel like drinking alcohol that morning. Everyone speculate what they want.
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:02 AM
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:10 AM
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03/02 Meeting of the patronage of the 'Empresa y crecimiento' ('Enterprise and growth') Foundation, which objective is to develop the small and medium-sized companies in Latin America

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Old 02-03-2009, 11:09 AM
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:02 PM
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Felipe d'Espagne est chic... mais pas autant que sa Letizia !
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:08 PM
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Troonopvolgers!: Felipe en Letizia bezoeken tentoonstelling.
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The only thing Paloma B. did well was to write 'rumors' based on hearsays (more of the internet rumors). How easy is the job ? . Even the paparazzi photographers deserve better respect than those gossip writers since the former at least work hard for their pictures. If she wanted real stories, why didn't she pack her bag and followed the Princes around the tourism forum, then she would have a lot more to write about.
It's very normal for lots of people not to drink alcohol in the morning. Letizia did nothing wrong by saying 'no, thanks', she didn't have to be pregnant to say so. Nobody at that Asturian booth felt offended or anything close to it.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:18 AM
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Felipe has a busy day today - lunch with Cardinal Bartone in Madrid, then commemorative dinner Caixa Sabadell near Barcelona. Letizia might repeat her dress of the catalan designer Lydia Delgado if there is no black tie dress code.

Vanitatis.com - ¿Dónde merendará el Príncipe de Asturias?
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:48 PM
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Prince and Princess of Asturias will inaugurate on February 12 the International Fair of Contemporary Art, ARCOmadrid

Turespaña e Ifema firman un convenio de colaboración para la promoción internacional de ARCOmadrid | Economía
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:07 PM
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Commemorative dinner of the 150th Anniversary of "Caixa Sabadell"

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The only thing Paloma B. did well was to write 'rumors' based on hearsays (more of the internet rumors). How easy is the job ? . Even the paparazzi photographers deserve better respect than those gossip writers since the former at least work hard for their pictures. If she wanted real stories, why didn't she pack her bag and followed the Princes around the tourism forum, then she would have a lot more to write about.
It's very normal for lots of people not to drink alcohol in the morning. Letizia did nothing wrong by saying 'no, thanks', she didn't have to be pregnant to say so. Nobody at that Asturian booth felt offended or anything close to it.
The English only readers and the people on this forum does not need to believe that Paloma is just any journalist and an unethical one, because that's not true by any meaning, in fact a lot of great journalists critizise Letizia Ortiz, the easy way is to label them as "writers of rumors and hearsays". Allow me to say that's not true, Paloma Barrientos is a well respected journalist with a career to envy and among other things holds three Master Degrees: Journalism, Sociologist and Political Sciences.

Paloma Barrientos is a well respected journalist, at the point that when on the few occasions she had make a mistake (as a human) she always write an apology and tells the public the right version, she's one of the few that never write about a rumor or news at least she double or triple check the veracity of it, "contrastado" as we say in Spain, that's why her readers believe on her, she has won that trust.

If you don't want to believe Paloma Barrientos is your prerrogative but you dont know if people felt bad or not, at least you were on the Asturian stand at that very moment. Were you?.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:46 PM
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A jouranlist writes gossips for the likes of National Enquirer (English equivalent) a great journalist LOL . Just because someone has degrees, it doesn't automatically qualify her a well respected professional. Those yellow press writers might have some fame, but they are hardly top journalists. Since Paloma B. already stated clearly in her article hearsays, no need for any apology this time. Since you mentioned her with so many degrees,still ends up being a gossip writer, not a famous political correspondent or a famous columnist on serious subjects for important newspapers or magazines, plus her partiality towards Felipe in many articles, now I can see even more clearly of her jealousy towards Letizia.
I had seen pictures and live footages people were laughing when Felipe was drinking and Letizia standing next to him. Just because Letizia is an Asturian, she has to drink alcohol in the morning ? I never drank alcohol in the morning myself. I seriously doubt the Asturians are so unreasonable.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:32 AM
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Even though this is a thread about current events, I think it is very relevant to discuss the sources of comments and the slant that is given to particulars of an event. I have read articles written by the journalist that you mention and I find them shallow, misleading and ill-intended. It is not that fact that they criticize Letizia but the way in which any particulars are taken and are twisted in an ill-intended way.

Everything, absolutely everything can be taken and twisted in such a way, is that journalism? Ethical journalism? As a journalist, you report the facts period. You do not color, use innuendo, etc. You let the reader arrive at his/her own conclusions. One personal opinions are just that, personal opinions. That does not make them facts, solid journalism, even if one has a journalism degree. Do we compare tabloids with serious newspapers? They are simply not on the same league. One thing is to write something on a website and a very different one, having one's column published in a regional/national newspaper. Even then, one digs deeper, what is the paper's political position, etc. A journalist might have a journalism degree, many people have, but that does not make the pieces they write something trustworthy. When I look at a piece of news, I think sources. Where was this reported? By whom? Whe one follows coverage and repeatedly finds untruths, innuendo and twisting of facts, one learns to take what one reads by that media person with a grain of salt. At least that is what I do. The fact that something supports one's personal opinion of a situation or a person does not make it a fact or the reality.

Royals and the institution itself answer to the people. Letizia married into that institution and the Spanish Royal House has a say in what she does and how she does it. The fact that there is nothing else to criticize but how thin her arms are, how ugly her shoes are, how boring her outfits are, I find encouraging. She is doing her job and she is doing it well. She is the Princess of Asturias -some people like her, some people do not. Some people like the King, some do not. Some people like the Queen, some do not. Some people like the institution and some do not. It is just the way it is. People are entitled to their opinions. However, in every field there are opportunists. The fact that people need to twist and turn little things because they need to find something to criticize, to fill out space with Letizia's name so that it generates traffic to their site, I find understandable. She sells. And since the Royal House has not made her available to become a media commodity, some people use pedestrian criticism to make a sell anyway. My two cents.
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Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, assisted in Barcelona, to the Conmemoration of 150 Anniversary of "Caixa Cataluña"

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