Political Spin Masters: Barbados Advocate and Nation Unite
By way of an example yesterday I listened to the U.S anticipated Republican nominee Mitt Romney speak to Virginia voters on CNN, in the speech he stated that President Obama has weakened the U.S Navy and cited that the US Navy today has the same “number” of ships as it did in 1917 as why. Now how in the “HELL” can a logical person compare the U.S Navy’s capabilities in 1917 to that of the U.S Navy in 2012. One US Aircraft Carrier today carries 5,000 men onboard and enough weaponry to destroy entire nations, just one. One nuclear submarine has enough weaponry to destroy large chucks of the earth, just one.
This kind of statement I call “Political Spin” and if politics was like Kung-fu folks like Romney would be considered “Shaolin Spin Masters”. “Spin Masters” bank on the public not fact checking claims as the spin masters distort many realities and truths in favour of political agendas.
Likewise; In Barbados our “Politic Spin Masters” come in different forms unfortunately is has found fertile ground with both our national news papers the Nation and Barbados Advocate. The media is supposed to offer the bajan public a wide range of viewpoints based on the truth, facts, and numbers, and cover stories from all required angles, however both the Barbados Advocate and Nation are increasingly participating in “Spin Mastery” at an unprecedented level today. If you just used our national news papers to determine the state of our nation affairs you would be totally “fooled”.
We are seeing unprecedented partisanship coming from our national newspapers, so tell me BU what do you think the Barbados Advocate and Nation have to gain by not exposing or effectively covering the lack of leadership coming from the current DLP administration under PM Stuart?