THE EDITOR, Sir:
The media should be the watchdog protecting the people's interest in any true democracy. The basic role of the media is to inform, educate and entertain.
Today, we can honestly say our media have not worked in the interest of the people.
THE STAR, on October 16, 2012, saw it as newsworthy to tell the public: "Several persons suddenly fell ill last weekend while at a popular resort in western Jamaica." Why is it that the public was not informed of the name of this popular resort? "Who, whom or what" are the media protecting?
Not naming the resort where persons took ill after eating food is scandalous. THE STAR should answer.
We have a media that time and again hide the truth from the people. Our media treat the public with no respect. They say if it is "newsworthy" (the operative word), we will report it. However, what we find is our reporters go about feeding the public half-truths. Bottom line: Much of our media is found wanting.