24 December 2014 | Day 20, how will the media react to the Cogest report?

Journalists like to be right. What does a journalist do when he discovers that he was wrong at 80%? They point out that they were right at 20%. That's just the way it is. Which raises a legitimate question: what will happen on 13 January 2015 when the Valais Grand Council's Management Committee (Cogest) publishes its report on whether the Valais authorities were right or wrong in their handling of the Giroud case? In le Nouvelliste of 2 December 2014, the Chairman of the Cogest announced the colour: "There won't be any particular scoop." There is every reason to believe that, contrary to the hopes of many journalists, this report will give birth to a mouse. How will the media react? Will they follow their natural inclination and continue to claim that the Valais is a banana republic and that Dominique Giroud benefited from complacency, or will they accept that they were largely mistaken and that they painted the devil on the wall? The answer in 20 days' time.

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Dominique Giroud

I'm facing a media storm. I've been wrongly accused of tampering with my wines to make money. Journalists have overdramatised and criticised without any nuance. In so doing, they have tarnished and perhaps ruined forever my reputation as an oenologist. Faced with these accusations, I have decided to publish my version of events on this website.

Readers will be the judge.

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