Everybody loves Raymond: Jack hops on Guardian bandwagon

Chaguanas West candidate Jack Warner has criticised the Government for its alleged interference into the editorial policy at the Trinidad Guardian newspaper in the wake of a walkout from editor-in-chief Judy Raymond, public affairs editor Dr Sheila Rampersad and investigative reporters Denyse Renne and Anika Gumbs-Sandiford.

Warner is no stranger to press controversy himself. He once spat at, cursed and racially abused BBC investigative journalist Andrew Jennings, threatened to ban Wired868 editor Lasana Liburd from every football ground in the country and warned Trinidad Express reporter Asha Javeed that he knew where she lived.

Photo: Jack Warner (right) expresses his love of a robust and free press to British investigative journalist, Andrew Jennings.
Photo: Jack Warner (right) expresses his love of a robust and free press to British investigative journalist, Andrew Jennings.

Mr Live Wire thinks Warner’s wooing of the media is more awkward than the Chris Brown/Rihanna reunion.

Yesterday, the ex-FIFA vice-president declared that the Guardian fiasco was “a sad day for democracy.”

“When a powerful media house as the Guardian allows itself to be threatened in such a way,” Warner told the Trinidad Express, “then it is a sad day for democracy in this country.”

When Warner is the spokesman for press freedom, though, it is a good day for irony.

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