Submitted by HAMILTON HILL
Even though Thanksgiving here in the US is symbolized by a bird we know as a turkey, somehow on this chilly thanksgiving morning other birds come to mind. Perhaps the Bajan in me comes to the fore anytime the temperature drops, but even so why am I thinking about sitting ducks and yard fowls? Maybe, just maybe it has something to do with The Market Vendor.
This morning the vendor took as his choice of discussion the selective nature of the media here in America. Market you fa real? Market up to this very moment the Starcom stations have not been notified of the fact that there is a God. They have not been told that Kaymar Jordan [and lets put it nicely] has parted company with the Barbados Nation, their very own subsidiary sister. Perhaps she does not have the stock of a David Ellis, who was force fed contrition after being left by those blowhards and jokers at the BAJ to twist in the wind, so that a public apology sufficed, while she was made to fall on the sword of political immolation, a clear and distinct sign that her usefulness to her masters, and yours had expired. A sitting duck dat.
Market I must tell you this. I grew up in de village and would have frequented every single rum shop therein, as well as those close by if only to discuss cricket, calypso and politics though not necessarily in that order. Given such a setting Mr. Market you would appreciate my familiarity with what you would call colourful language, since the same is a staple in the market. When our parliament is reduced and publicly so to the ass-imilation of the fish market and your stations, the most listened to mind you, know nothing of this reprehensible behaviour, I say to you Mr. Market Vendor…….A yardfowl dat.
Anyone may dare spin to their heart’s content but the fact of the matter is that this again reflects terribly on who we claim to be as a people. What makes it even more terrible is the fact that certain sections of the main stream media refuse to recognize the semblance of complicity that springs from coverage of convenience. Mr. Market Vendor I must tell you that based on all that has gone on more and more people are inclined to believe that a very great player in our politics is the Owen Control Media…[ah still love de OCM doa]
I too gone fa now cause de turkey done, and yardfowl day is one day coming soon.