Vybz over Kern
I wonder what is behind some media houses' attempt to almost block out the trial of politician Kern Spencer with that of Vybz Kartel?
Here we are in a country where the corruption index finds us sliding further down that slippery slope more and more each year, yet the reporting on this important trial is being overshadowed by that of a dancehall artiste whose fate does not in one way or the other affect the majority of us.
Come to think of it, the media almost ignored the Finsac Commission of Enquiry, finding almost everything else far more important to inform the public about, instead of what was coming out of those sittings.
I have often wondered why Jamaicans are so uninterested in the continued high level of corruption in successive governments over the years, which has destroyed the potential of this wonderful country and caused us to become even poorer each year. Now I know, for it is apparent that the media, which usually sets the agenda for public discussion for the man in the street, is not really too exercised about the issue of corruption either.
Joan E Williams