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Wait how information selective can CBC get? At first, censorship was so petty, as to voice TOO MUCH RED in their Crop Over festivities band. Give us a break Mr Chairman, red is one of the motive colours of the CBC logo. How much more petty can you get ? You should let common sense prevail,.. colours do not induce votes, at least, not by themselves.
What about the televised coverage given to the ruling party, with limited, almost none existing, to the opposition? Couple weeks ago, we had to Minister of Health daily romps ‘splashed all over’ the air, every night on the CBC TV 7.00 PM news. Now, I believe even he has gotten tired as the reason for his diminished presence. It’s called over kill.
Perception sometimes back fires unexpectedly and can expose reality for what it really is. Take for example last night’s news cast Monday 13th. The DLP had two clips one of the Honourable Prime Minister Mr Freundel Stuart, and another of Hon. Minister Sealy in St. James North. One caller on Brass Tacks was quick to point, that the coverage given of the two ruling party’s members included coverage of the audience, close-ups and all. Whereas the coverage of the opposition’s meeting at Prior Park corner was limited to head shots of the two speakers Hon. Owen Arthur and Hon. Sen. Kerri Symnonds …no shots of the massive crowd in attendance. Anyone watching could not help but wonder, why the attendance at the DLP was so small. I made the number 12,… maybe 15 persons at most. Had CBC not been that selective, the obvious to the viewer would not have been bought to the fore. A classic case of PERCEPTION back fired…posing a question, leaving the rest to be imagined.
Leaving all to perceptions work well when prevailing conditions are to one’s positive advantage and not the reverse.. when your image is lacking. Why if it is known that one is mistake prone, why would one leave to perception…the better of two outcomes? If one knew for instance, that the butler was a recreational drinker, why tempt him, leaving the keys to the liquor cabinet, while you were away on vacation? It is more likely than not, that he will take a nip at sometime of the Johnny Walker Black as the opportunity presents.
We must therefore be most careful, when playing the perception card, as one can only conceptualize images of what comes first to hand, (as expected) and not second as to what we would like to be believed. It would be folly to think otherwise…but there again..it is about sense (cents lol) too as well as thinking.