Nassau, Bahamas — Yesterday in the editorial of the morning daily, the Tribune, they went to great lengths to defend the breaking news that the DNA-FNM had formed a backdoor coalition leading into the general elections.
The news was first broken by talk show host Steve McKinney on national radio this week.
McKinney said how a guest on his show first hinted at the coalition and then he did his own investigations. McKinney noted what he discovered to be true and therefore he decided to not roll anymore with the DNA.
Now get this: Branville, to distance himself from his pathological nature, came out denying the claims and then suggested that Steve was mad because he was “rejected” as a candidate for Fort Charlotte in the DNA Party. In yesterday’s editorial the Tribune repeated the comments by Branville in concluding a defense for the imploding DNA leader.
But get this: the following day after his dropping his bombshell on radio, Steve McKinney produced a letter dated June 14th, 2011 signed by McCartney himself, ratifying Steve as the standard bearer for the DNA in Fort Charlotte. In its editorial on Thursday, the Tribune made no mention of this letter that had been published on Bahamas Press [ https://www.bahamaspress.com/2011/12/20/mckinney-prove-mccartney-to-be-a-pathological-liar/ ]
But what was worse in the paper’s commentary was their VICKED attack on citizen journalists across the country. The paper communicated the idea that you cannot believe what people tell you. They hold the archaic belief that if such persons say something to the media it must be checked and rechecked. This is fair, but the Tribune should first ask itself, who were the citizen journalists who gave them the report that two FNM MPs will resign from the party on December 8th? That report has yet to prove true.
The editorial went further to attack a PLP citizen exercise: its freshly launched I-Report Bahamas [http://www.facebook.com/l/sAQFTmyg8AQFc57EEdUOIvTNOy2zPKhq3ca5HhfZTRFx8OA/www.reportbahamas.com], which allows residents around the country to tell their stories directly to all Bahamians. The idea is a noble one and no matter how juvenile its beginnings may be, the more voices that exist in the country, the better we all are in the Bahamas.
The Tribune should know there are more writers in the country than Abner Pinder and Ivoine Ingraham who appear to be the only persons who can get a letter in that DUTTY NEWSPAPER! We know they are only pen names, as Pinder could barely spell the word cigarette – and he is a chain smoker.
What we find strange though is this: we wonder where in the devil does Tribune gets tips from? Perhaps every story we read in the papers comes from the Cabinet Room. Perhaps Hubert Ingraham writes the editorial. No one ever knows.
It is possible the people who wrote an editorial suggesting that the internet should be banned in the Bahamas are feeling the loss of readers who are now focused on the internet for news and information. For while the Tribune makes no mention of the letter of the candidate ratification of Steve McKinney, thousands of readers online could read the letter in its entirety signed by Branville McCartney, the man the Tribune is defending. THEY HAVE NO DAMN SHAME!
Hubert Ingraham, Branville McCartney and The Tribune are mendacious storytellers. The Truth is NOT IN DEM! McCartney cannot deny that his party gave Steve McKinney a ratification letter. HE CANNOT DENY IT! And we believe he has sold the DNA in a backdoor deal with the FNM.