Thursday, 1 December 2011
LINDA CORBY IS NOT GOING TO BE GAGGED
CHRIS (NOT REALLY THAT) BRIGHT
I am reposting Linda Corby's comment from Voice For Children's blog, as a sort of a protest against Nick Not Nice And Dim and his only-fit-for-toilet-paper-45 Penny Dreadful Comic. This waste of paper and ink pretends to be a newspaper, but if you actually do manage to find any news in it rather than wall to wall propaganda then you have probably got muddled up at the newsagents and bought a copy of the Beano instead.
Linda Corby is jolly well not going to be gagged in Blogland!
Linda Corby said...
I am after the reporting by all media on our recent elections somewhat disillusioned.
No one from citizen media approached me during the elections for an interview of any description nor asked me any questions over the election period full stop.
Only one video was produced with me on it during the hustings by a citizen media person and he clumped my video section behind another candidates, not exactly fair reporting when this person did a load of individual people at hustings videos, so you could view one lady candidate in front of me on a video and the other lady candidate had three videos done of her individually, not what I would call an equal media coverage!
I won't ever bother to say anything on the JEP reporting, no need to really.
To top it off the JEP would not even publish my thank you letter reproduced below for your benefit,
I Just want to say a big thank you to those of you who honoured me with your votes in the 2011 election, and give my congratulates publically to those who were elected and my sympathy to those who were not and I say "I'll be Back" .
Regards, Linda Corby End quote.
You might like what I got back from Chris Bright Editor of the JEP with regards to my thank you letter above.
Thank you for your recent letter of thanks concerning the election.
I regret that it is not suitable for publication in our letters of thanks columns, which are
primarily reserved for charitable organizations. You are, of course, welcome to take an
advertisement along similar lines to those of Senator Le Gresley or Deputy Green on
pages 12 and 20 of today's JEP. Our advertising department can be contacted by email
I am sorry to disappoint you on this occasion, but am sure you will understand my
A lot of people commented to me during the elections that one of the reasons they do not bother to look at Jersey's citizen media on the internet is because (and this is from their comments)they only report on politics and mainly on Stuart Syvret and the child abuse case.
Now for example citizen media could report on the latest books published by local Jersey authors.
I just brought one out especially to help others and because I self-publish the JEP will not report on it or review it in any way, maybe because it is me? But they did say that they will not review any self published books, however I have seen reviews in their papers self published books before?
I went out of my way to make sure anyone could report in any way they wished over the elections, it was me that put the proposition forwards in the first place, seconded by Mark F and then agreed by all.
It would have been nice if full reporting had been done at all the hustings by any media so more people knew what everyone's answers where to all the questions asked.
I will be honest I personally felt let down by the lack of coverage done, and felt that the reporting as a whole was lazy by everyone.
It is actually bias as well as lazy not to cover equally all candidates whether you like them or not, whether you agree with them politically or not, in order for people to decide for themselves and vote accordingly.
Health permitting I will stand again for election in 2014, and I can honestly say that no media is likely to favour me, because no-one can say that any of them did at the last elections.
The only reporter to interview me after the elections was Edward Salt, go figure!
1 December 2011 16:40