You’re no Joe the Plumber, Mr Prime Minister
Local media "got a wake up call from hell last week". But it could be a blessing in disguise. Why? Because finally and collectively, media houses appear to have shaken off their inertia, exhibited by a deafening silence on the broadcast code, to take a much required hard stance against the Prime Minister for his ill fated visit to 94.1 Boom Champion Radio.
The Express newspapers (still my favourite daily) devoted its prized front page yesterday to editorialise the issue and columnists and announcers both on and off-air have pontificated on the significance of a Prime Minister leaving his barber in San Fernando late last month, driving some 40 miles into Port of Spain, cordoning off a part of a street and walking into a radio station to complain about comments he had heard on the air while he was getting his hair cut.