Mayor Brown Burke apologises for offensive tweet

Thursday, May 02, 2013

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - Mayor of Kingston Angela Brown-Burke has apologised for comments made on social network Twitter Wednesday evening after coming under harsh criticism.

The tweet sent out by the ruling People’s National Party (PNP) vice president said, “What the F. All angles has Holness, Direct has Audley both discussing the IMF and Jamaica’s economic future. How biased can media be?”

It’s the use of the ‘F’ bomb that many of her followers, and others who saw it being republished took offense to, commenting that they expected better of politician who holds several high-profile posts.

Brown-Burke today tweeted, “For those who were offended by my tweet. Let me apologise unreservedly”.

She added in another tweet “The discussions last night on all angles and direct needed to have some balance. And this is not an attack on the media. Just my views.”

The Senator earlier on Facebook criticised Television Jamaica, which airs the discussion programme All Angles, with the status “Why am I not surprised that TVJ decided that the best person with whom to discuss the IMF and the economic future of the country is…..Andrew Holness. SMDH”

Direct, also a discussion programme, airs on CVM TV.

Jamaica’s deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was approved by the international body’s executive board on Wednesday.

The initial comment which sparked many to lash out has since been deleted from Brown Burke’s Twitter profile but today still appeared on her Facebook profile which is synched to her tweets.

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