Bahamas Prime Minister Blames US Cable News For Collapse Of Journalism

Tyler Durden's picture

Over the weekend, Bahamas Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis addressed the Third Annual Press Club Awards Banquet, where he blamed the collapse of journalism standards on 24-hour cable news shows in the United States. He said, the declining of standards “would not have been allowed in previous times” and urged local journalist not to be  “champions of any political party, business, group or interest in a country”.

While addressing the Third Annual Press Club Awards Banquet Munnis said,

This is not a practice that would be allowed by journalists in other countries. I am not speaking here of editorial writing. A journalist and a columnist are distinctly different roles.

 

The 24-hour cable news shows in the United States have in a number of ways led to a lessening of standards that would not have been allowed in previous times. There has been a considerable blurring of reporting and commentary.

 

It is telling when certain standards have been breached, that some in the press do not even realize that a standard has been breached.

 

Journalists are not supposed to be champions of any political party, business, group or interest in a country.

Minnis noted that journalist must report news on a fair and balance perspective while avoiding conflict of interests, adding “the best journalism criticises, celebrates and inspires”. In the United States, that is certainly not the case with 24-hour cable news networks waging an informational war against the American people flooding them in a DDOS style attack of misinformation. The constant bombardment of Russia/Trump collusion stories have sent the trust in television news to record lows.

The Jamaican Observer ends the report by saying,

Minnis said, adding that the press has an essential role in promoting good governance, transparency and accountability.

 

“By pressing public officials for accurate and timely information, the press helps citizens to learn about the decisions being made by a government on their behalf,” he told the awards ceremony.  

It seems as Bahamas Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and the American people have something in common and it’s the distrust of the mainstream media. The one question we ask mainstream media execs: Was the fake news in the last election cycle worth the credibility loss?

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The Greek horse's picture

Even the Bahamians get it!!  

shitshitshit's picture

wait until they fall for the tether bubble

that'll look like zimbabwe after...

JimmyJones's picture

They are too close geographically to the US for that to happen anytime soon.

This guy totally gets it and is right.

zuuma's picture

Clueless donkey.

What about the BBC?  All socialism -all the time.

Mr. Kwikky's picture

Exactly 54 years after his death, JFK knew that the media ' bear heavy responsibilities': 

"...My topic tonight is a more sober one of concern to publishers as well as editors.

I want to talk about our common responsibilities in the face of a common danger. The events of recent weeks (Bay of Pigs) may have helped to illuminate that challenge for some; but the dimensions of its threat have loomed large on the horizon for many years. Whatever our hopes may be for the future--for reducing this threat or living with it--there is no escaping either the gravity or the totality of its challenge to our survival and to our security--a challenge that confronts us in unaccustomed ways in every sphere of human activity."

The President and the Press: Address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, April 27, 1961
Four chan's picture

he knows it's the jews right?

Handful of Dust's picture

Everyone now knows CNN is fake news.

 

Most know NPR is also fake news radio. Wouldn't you hate to be an advertiser for NPR when everyone knows it's fake news? Like these law firms that advertise on NPR---who in their right mind would use one of them?!

ThePhantom's picture

you seriuosly underestimate the average fool

 

cforce72's picture

I just listened to some a hole on NPR stating that GMOs are perfectly safe and there is no information to show otherwise. Eat all you want!!! Uugghhh.

Endgame Napoleon's picture

Ted Turner — not a Jew — was the first CNN owner, albeit CNN was better under him, not because of religion but just because standards had not fallen as far. The Bahamas’ prime minister is right; the separation of powers in journalism should be restored. The straight news is supposed to be unbiased and better than what trolls can churn out on comment lines. It is supposed to serve as an unbiased watchdog on power and to add value to the public discourse by uncovering facts, timelines, non-editorial context or other more objective things than subjective commentary. Editorialists are a rare breed. The handful of excellent editorialists offer a type of polished, incisive, logical argument that most comment line contributions lack. Ann Coulter comes to mind. There are only a few. There is a reason why they made the newspapers and got a following. The cable news sounds more and more like gossip. Only a handful of them even try to provide something more substantive, but they have a much bigger impact on the public debate than they should.

johngaltfla's picture

To my friends in the Bahamas...

Despite your corruption, despite your crooked po-po (that's police for those of you outside of the Chicago city limits), despite your inability to turn into a paradise like other islands....

 

THANK YOU.

Your Prime Minister just spoke the GOSPEL.

Now can you please tell your fucking "customs" officers to quit stealing shit from my suitcase.

Yukon Cornholius's picture

Other than The_Real_Fly and ZeroPointNow, who watch the MSM 24/7, who has time for their BS? Late night talks shows too. Ridiculous

BarnacleBill's picture

The Bahamas is quite a sophisticated society. You'd be surprised.

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

How low can MSM go.  Now they are getting lecture by the Bahamians?  Bizzarro world indeed.

frank further's picture

Two insults to Bahamians by this thread's bigots.  No dispute where the term "Ugly American" came from.

francis_the_wonder_hamster's picture

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this the same Bahamian who has run to the pulpit (with his hand out) crying about Global Warming numerous times?

He may be right regarding the press, but he's still complicit in one of the press's most egregious examples of their lack of critical thinking.

0valueleft's picture

Yeah, damn him for not being polarized, and entertaining different ideas on different matters. Pick a team and cheer or we will doubt your intentions.

francis_the_wonder_hamster's picture

If his point is that the media should be objective and ask tough and critical questions, it's kind of hypocritical for him not to apply that to the Global Warming mantra (which has been decided by "consensus science" and decree from the media/progressives), especially since his nation is a recipient of this welfare.

Totin's picture

You sure they’re American?

frank further's picture

Yeah, you can tell by the arrogance.

Sudden Debt's picture

In the West, to many people take it all up with a spoon without critical thinking.

THEY'RE SO USED TO THAT OTHERS DO THE THINKING FOR THEM!

 

Last week, my father told me that he was thinking about having a flue shot...

WHY? I asked him.

Well, because on TV...

NO! WHY!? WHY WOULD YOU TAKE A FLUE SHOT?

well, because on TV....

HAVE YOU EVER HAD THE FLUE?

no, but...

ARE YOU SICK? WEAK?

no, but...

SO DON'T TAKE THE FLUE SHOT. and they're poison and contain mercury.

yes, but on TV....

DON'T FUCKING TAKE THE FLUE SHOT! YOU'LL GET THE FLUE BECAUSE OF IT. DON'T

...

 

5 minutes later he restarted the entire conversation... so I just told him TAKE THE FUCKING FLUE SHOT! PLEASE DO! I WANT YOU TO DIE EARLY! TAKE THE FLUE SHOT PLEASE!! I'LL SELL YOUR HOUSE AND PUT IN A LARGER POOL!

 

everybody just does and believes what television tells them. Nobody is used anymore to ask WHY?

HRClinton's picture

I like this Dr. Minnis guy.

Now he just happens to be black, but he's no House Nigga, or American hood Nigga. Guys like him should serve as role models for the black community. 

Go Minnis!

lasvegaspersona's picture

Dude's problem is that he confuses entertainment with journalism...if you want news you certainly do not go to a cable program owned by one of the big 6.

Solio's picture

I trust the msm, to shine the focus of attention on exactly where it should not be.

Atomizer's picture

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis is not a feminist. 

CELEBRITIES SAY 'BE A FEMINIST!!' - YouTube

shitshitshit's picture

yeah, what's wrong with wanting women to behave like women?

Atomizer's picture

You didn't even watch video, 10 minutes long. Sweet tit's is a woman from Australia. Look at the time stamp of my post and your SJW reply. Non gay woman are laughing at you. 

Atomizer's picture

Sweet tit's, I know actual location. Throwing the liberal cunts into a false state of direction. Winks. 

JimmyJones's picture

@Atomizer Awesome video, totally worth sharing and totally true.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VsaPJvJcHM

No one is teaching women to be small or "shrink themselves" what they are being taught non-stop is that acting like a "slut" is good for them and ignoring the fact that it leads to depression.

No Celebrities talk about how they should of studied harder, learned things of value, had self discipline.  the Main Stream Media is in open war with men and Women of the West.

Atomizer's picture

Thanks, she is Bearing wife. They crack me up. I love them. Reach out to them. They don't live in United States, I fibbed on location earlier. I know actual. 

fockewulf190's picture

Female Paul Joseph Watson. Good stuff!

any_mouse's picture

That is one long fugly link.

Dixiegal's picture

Bahama Mama.  I will take a banana daquiri.

Snaffew's picture

of course, for their own sick recognition, the jews want to take all the "credit" for the holocaust despite the first 1 million people being exterminated in Auschwitz as being predominantly Catholic Poles.  The Jews will never give recognition to all the Catholic Polish people who were killed during the holocaust, which quite evidently numbers in the millions---it's just Jews, jews jews.  

Snaffew's picture

Tell the truth without hiding all the facts.  To not recognize your Catholic brothers and sisters who died in the holocaust is pure ignorance.

williambanzai7's picture

There is a systemic issue that needs to be addressed. The organisations that have a chokehold on the main channels of distribution are not interested in fair and truthful reportage.

They are all bought and paid off by the beast.

Thankfully, only gropers, Wall Street ponzi artists, social media assholes, NFL players, shitty comedians, political hacks and the like watch these propaganda urinals.

Rex Andrus's picture

Minnis is just pissed because his cut of the swamp is drying up.

Ex-Oligarch's picture

Unfortunately, "social media assholes" comprise the bulk of the population of California and metropolitan NYC under the age of 30.

HRClinton's picture

"Thankfully, only gropers, Wall Street ponzi artists, social media assholes, NFL players, shitty comedians, political hacks and the like watch these propaganda urinals"

+10! (Will have to borrow that one from you, Wm B)

ShorTed's picture

Bravo Dr Hubert Minnis.

shovelhead's picture

Pretty bad when tiny island nations have to school the American press on how to do it's job instead of toadying to their controllers.

Oh, toadying IS their job...Sorry.

aardvarkk's picture

That's what I'M saying.  But you know, given recent developments...if we could somehow excise DC, NYC and Hollywood/SoCal from our nation, I suspect we could do a miraculous turnaround.  And since seemingly the majority of the residents of those areas are now FINALLY being brought to justice (not positive on that, we'll see) we may yet pull out of our tailspin.  Between that and Trump beating the Witch last year, I'm at least as hopeful as I have been since the 80s about the future of our country.

Which, let's face it, isn't all that hopeful.  But it's something, anyway.

aardvarkk's picture

Also, let me be the first to lodge my vote in favor of moving our national capital to Omaha.  These pricks should have to live somewhere where winter actually gets cold, so that they at least have to cover up their old, wrinkled, disgusting bodies at least SOME of the time just to stay warm.

fbazzrea's picture

uh... not Omaha. sorry. Buffetville... and i'm not talking 'bout Jimmy.

but i agree with the premise.

Akzed's picture

DC gets plenty cold, but thanks anyway.

djsmps's picture

I'll bet Jeff Bezos is quaking in his boots.

williambanzai7's picture

Jeff Bedsores is busy negotiating the boilerplate in his new CIA contract.