Quoth an Argentine: “As much as I would like to make (yet another) comment about American ignorance of world history, I am not sure this event qualifies. Reducing Argentina to Perón and the disappeared doesn't sound that far away from a summarized version of contemporary Argentine history.”
The Fernández Administration has recently reintroduced a program called the “Media Discrimination Watch.” It isn't censorship, exactly. Rather, it's an official program through which the dean of social sciences at the University of Buenos Aires can highlight media bias.
The country’s journalism association responded with, “It seems that the Argentine government has decided that the press is an enemy to be defeated.”
I don’t know what to make of this. My instinct is that it is a tempest in a teapot, and won’t have any long-term effect. But I don’t know. Argentine economic policy is a growing mess, and opposition is getting ugly. It all seems solvable ... but that might have been said at many points in Argentine history.