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Media drinking orange Kool-Aid

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2016 | 2:01 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

The Jamaican media seem to be drinking orange Kool-Aid. Where in the world do you find a country that has a robust press association, yet allows its prime minister to escape being grilled in interviews, to not hold a press conference or even answer spontaneous questions. What gives you the right, during the election campaign, to make demands when you practised the opposite from the get-go?

This notion of being the Great Orange Party and the Powerful Green Man is null and void, as none of these individuals are doing Jamaicans any favour when you get into office. It is not a job; it is a service. Politicians are the people's servants.

We the people depend on the media to be our voice and to get answers from our leaders. However, the media have been sitting down for four years having orange Kool-Aid. I suggest you start drinking water with the people of this country. Then you would taste the true flavour of disenchantment.

ONIEL TOBIAS

onieltobias@yahoo.com