A CONCERN, which definitely should be setting off alarm bells, is the growing opinion that some newspapers are linked to certain political parties and groups.
We rely on the media to provide us with accurate, unbiased reporting and if this is compromised to influence the public’s opinion in a particular way, then you might as well have a newspaper filled with advertisements.
The word in certain quarters is that some letters are even ignored as they do not fall in line with the publication’s political affiliation. It is even alleged that businesses are advised to boycott certain newspapers if they are to remain in favour with their political connections.
Media houses that have these political links should be cautioned that as the fortunes of political parties tend to ebb and flow, they may soon very well find themselves out of favour with broader public, and that will be a shame.
Think before you ink.