bTV (Bozhkov TV) in ecstasy over Bulgarian Madoff minion
Complete synchronicity between the TV network and the website Dnevnik, the flagship of Prokopiev’s mainstream media machineMonitor News Agency , Sofia
Remarkable synchronicity was demonstrated today between the news website Dnevnik, the flagship of the Capital circle, and bTV, the network that has been dubbed Bozhkov TV. By having camera crews cover every step of the leader of Boets, the NGO of fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev, and keeping to the familiar talking points, also featured on the news website of oligarch Ivo Prokopiev, the journalistic teams of these two supposedly independent media outlets have proven themselves to be in service of the behind-the-scenes clique. And there is nothing surprising about that.
Not so long ago, Tsvetomir Naydenov, former associate of Vasil “The Skull” Bozhkov in Eurofootball and owner of Efbet, who is now the lead witness against the gambling tzar facing 19 felony charges, including tax evasion to the tune of BGN 700m, revealed that the executive director of bTV Florian Skala was a frequent guest of the oligarch. bTV, which has long been a TV network serving the interest of fugitives, constantly betrays its role as part of the mainstream media machine that works to clean up the image of behind-the-scenes actors. Top bTV reporter Kanna Racheva confirmed that truth recently in a shocking blunder when she, unaware that she was on air, was caught saying on live TV that she did not know about any protests abroad so she would make something up. Now Bozhkov TV is showing the same devotion in serving the people of the fugitive banker, all the while strictly following the Prokopiev talking points and making stuff up. Florian Skala himself was forced to admit his very close relationship with Vasil Bozhkov, who introduced him to PM Boyko Borissov. In doing so, he confirmed the claim of Tsvetomir Naydenov that The Skull used to regularly take Skala to Swiss resorts and Greek islands. Clearly, Skala is now repaying the generosity by having his TV network operate like a press office for the ongoing protests sponsored by Bozhkov and Vassilev.