Nation News Again Shows True Lapdog Colours
A new editorial by The Nation News laments the fact that those damn Bajan public citizens have access to the open airwaves of talk radio. (link here)
Can’t have the citizens actually talking to each other about integrity and accountability in public! Not according to The Nation News, anyway.
The editorial also talks about “malicious intrusion into the personal lives of politicians” by that enemy of the lapdog journalism, David Ellis of Brass Tacks – and praises Minister of Transport Noel Lynch for running away from the radio audience.
The editorial does not mention the words “conflicts of interest”, “transparency”, “freedom of information”, “integrity legislation” or anything to do with the public’s right to hold elected and appointed officials accountable for how they administer the millions of tax dollars under their control.
Yup – this new attack upon a Bajan journalist also doesn’t mention the three-quarters of a million dollars that the Prime Minister admits he deposited into his personal bank account. (BFP story here)
The Nation News quickly dropped that story without so much as asking the PM about the “campaign donation” cheques he has personally received – but that’s OK…
… Barbados already knows exactly where the loyalties of The Nation News are directed.
The Nation News doesn’t believe that Barbadians should ever ask the following questions of Minister Lynch or any other politician…
Dear Minister Lynch:
1/ How much money and other assets did you have before you entered government service?
2/ How much do you have now?
3/ It is apparent from your lifestyle and visible assets that your net worth is in the millions of dollars… where did you get it?