This has never stopped the press or their legions of naive parrots, especially in Croatia where the MSM shapes public opinion more than in most western democracies with a history of liberalism and free speech.
When the minions/sheep/naive parrots buy into it the narrative/propoganda with such ease, that is beyond sad and shameful. It borderlines depression essentially and diminishes hope.
You would know better than I would as you live in Croatia, you are a constant presence living there day to day. A teacher of the game so to speak. And I apologize for elongating my response, but that brings me to another vital point, and I will shorten the group name at this point, the naive parrots as you so nicely put it.
A true NP would not hold back with their arrogant response in an attempt to discredit your post trying to negate it even though you are a student of the game. There are things they do not understand, that they would not be privy to, by not being present and living in the source destination. Yes they can comment freely and hopefully with some intellectual prowess, about the subject matter at hand. However, the smell of arrogance would fill the room thinking or believing that they would have a better understanding. They would not even consider that you might have a better understanding more so about a point or topic in that country because you live there! They would not even consider it! It does not mean that someone has to live in that country to orchestrate a very good discussion or factual piece of evidence about such country, but the arrogance of not considering the fact you live in the country is quite insincere and reprehensible. Complete and utter narcissism.
That mindset, at least for me, is both comedic and horrific.
Sorry, I stand corrected:
That mindset, at least for me, it both comedić and horrifić.
Have a good day.