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Man up to your error, Martin

Published:Wednesday | December 10, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I was disappointed on Sunday, December 7, 2014 when I searched the In Focus segment of your newspaper and realised that your columnist, Martin Henry, chose to not respond to a suggestion that he withdraw allegations that journalists at a recent Jamaica House media briefing were unprofessional, hoggish and selfish.

Early last week, Abka Fitz-Henley from Nationwide News Network wrote a clinical response outlining the facts. Fitz-Henley's version is very consistent with what I saw when I watched the proceedings on PBCJ. Clearly, Mr Henry appears to have formed a view based on erroneous details regarding an event at which he was not present.

Is it that Mr Henry is going to seek to remain silent now that he's been corrected and informed of how things really transpired? Does he hope the issue will go away and we'll forget his gaffe?

Be a man, Mr Henry, and acknowledge when you are wrong. Fitz-Henley suggested you withdraw; I suggest you apologise. We are waiting.

ANNMARIE SILVERA

Kingston 6