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Beppe Grillo pushes for change in Italy

February 27th, 2013
10:06 AM ET

The Italian politician and leader of the Five Star Movement talks to Becky about bringing hope to Italy.

Text: Italy tumbles into 'chaotic uncertainty'

Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • Video
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Danny Iurlo

    I don't undestand why the American an British news keep referring to Beppe Grillo as either “a comedian” or “a former comedian”. Well, he's a comedian, that's his job. Does this mean he cannot have good ideas as well? By this rationale, you are implicitly saying that if somebody does a certain kind of work he cannot be good at anything else. I am an airline pilot, but I promise you that I am a pretty fair mathematician. You are a journalist. Does this mean you can't be a good swimmer too? Or an excellent musician?
    The fact that Grillo is a comedian means that he probably can get to people's hearts a lot easier. Being a communicator, he communicates concepts more easily than most Italian politicians would.
    I find defining Grillo to be just a “comedian” a little reductive and superficial, more likely to be a product of the ridiculous Italian press, rather than the American and British ones, world wide famous for their ethics.

    Best regards,

    Danny Iurlo (a 5 Star Movement voter )

    March 3, 2013 at 10:06 am | Reply
    • Robert Bernacchi

      I agree with you 100%. It is part of the establishment media acting like the establishment. They too want PD to govern Italy and they want to entertain instead of inform so they intentionally get these things wrong.

      March 3, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Reply
    • Sergio

      I agree totally, and if my memory serves me well a certain actor became president of the United Staes but i dont see people refering to him as ana cogter or former actor.

      March 4, 2013 at 8:50 am | Reply
    • Sal

      Danny Iurlo: are sure that you have to blame your Government for you unsatisfying life ?

      March 5, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Reply
    • Roberto Sommer

      I fully agree.. further more I'd like to add that, even if he's a comic man, he's always been interested in political aspects of Italy situation and he's always been giving good advises in his shows to make of Italy a better country (adding of course reasons to laugh about it). In his 30 years career he got expert in the matter more than most of politicians we have (e.g.: actual transport minister and healthy minister too who don't have any idea about what they are dealing with). I'm happy that people around the world are so close to his position and support his ideas.. until we can think with our own head there will always be the hope for a better world. Thank you all to make us (Italians) feel less alone..

      April 30, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Reply
  2. Robert Bernacchi

    Your interpreter is pathetic and does not interpret Beppe's words properly. The title you put under Beppe's name "Comic" is also ridiculous. Would you put "Actor" as a title for Ronald Reagan or Arnold Schwarznegger after they won their elections? By erring on both of the above, you paint a distorted picture of who Beppe Grillo is and what the 5 Star Movement is really all about.

    March 3, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Reply
  3. gabriel Lori

    Beppe grillo is right on with his thoughts and calculations,italy can not go on this way!He was a commedian and he really has a line of sight and feel for the bad situation in italy!The other politicians are useless and will keep going down that same street to nowhere but a dead end as their is no future or hope as things are going on at the present.???

    March 4, 2013 at 1:42 am | Reply
  4. Sergio

    Please get a prper interpreter , this guy does not convey or translate correctly.

    March 4, 2013 at 8:59 am | Reply
  5. kevin parnwell

    Beppe Grillo is a comedian but he is also an activist trying to wake up the Italian population for at least the last 20 years.
    He is making all efforts to get them to understand that all the previous governments regardless of their political stances are been to blame for all the problems to date since that no one has or ever wanted to to try to resolve them.
    Finally through this moviment 5 stelle thetre will be normal people involved in day to day politics and they will also speak a language understandable to everyone.

    March 5, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Reply

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