Allora Berlusconi querelò la rivista inglese, proprio come oggi querela la Gabanelli per la puntata di Report in cui si parla di Antigua.
L'argomento è sempre quello : gli affari offshore del Cavaliere.
Qui sotto, tratto dall'Economist del 11-settembre-2008, come andò poi a finire la querela.
In July 2001 Silvio Berlusconi, then the prime minister of Italy, launched a lawsuit in Italy alleging that The Economist had defamed him in “An Italian story”, an article in our issue of April 28th 2001. That issue had on its cover the title: “Why Silvio Berlusconi is unfit to lead Italy”. We are pleased to announce that the court in Milan has issued a judgment rejecting all of Mr Berlusconi’s claims and requiring him to make a payment for costs to The Economist. Mr Berlusconi’s lawyers have announced that he will appeal. He is once again prime minister of Italy.