When Victor Smith called the Editor of the DAILY GUIDE to enquire about how much Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings allegedly gave the paper to support her in her pet political project, he was not joking but only being unduly cynical.
In fact, it was a piece of sarcasm intended to inflict an emotional injury on the personality of the gentleman (the editor). It just shows the level of pettiness contained in the likes of the Victor Smiths and Ablakwa Okudzetos.
We could have ignored the political sarcasm for an ordinary prank but coming from someone with a track record for concocting lies, a trait which earned him his current position in the diplomatic front, he should be cut to size for what he is worth.
Our acknowledgment of his unworthiness as a principled personality is evidenced from the impression his former boss has about him. Jerry John Rawlings, in the heat of the FONKAR/GAMES political exchanges, sneered at one of the remarks of his one-time confidant, labelling him a liar. That was an apt description of a man whose tendency to lie about everything is household knowledge in local politics.
His allegation about former President Kufuor�s business flirtations with a certain Kuwaiti firm is yet to get a clean bill of verity. Even with the state resources at their disposal, he and his masters were unable to prove the wild and smelly allegation. Must such characters be taken serious? Certainly not, but sometimes when they cross the red line of decency as they always do, whipping them into line will be a worthy contribution towards ridding our country of political indecency and opportunists.
If the enquiry was intended to cast aspersions at our hard-earned reputation, then Mr. Smith has failed in his adventure and would return to his duty post in far away Czech Republic crestfallen.
Our guiding principle has always been and will always be upholding the truth and democracy in tune with the ethics of the profession of journalism.
Our pages were at the disposal of all parties engaged in the FONKAR/GAMES and for Victor Smith to reduce our coverage to a charge that we collected money from Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings to promote her cause is the height of political cynicism.
We pride ourselves on maintaining the support of our esteemed readers strewn across the country and beyond, a sort of patronage which has kept us going as we resolve to do even more for a better Ghana.
We can always count on the support of these cherished and fantastic Ghanaians who are able to differentiate between the grains and the chafe, the truth from the lies.
We were not surprised when Victor Smith was joined by Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, who has lost all moralities to attempt any political pontification in the media. When the two take up a position against anybody in today�s Ghana, especially a newspaper, it is because they are as usual seeking to please their employer who cherishes highly, insult-laden propaganda.
If we require a certificate of good performance for our practice, we would only turn to the good people of this country, not a jaundiced political animal like Victor Smith or Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, two persons who personify state promoted lies.
For someone who owes his position to the volume of lies he has spewed since registering his name on the political plane, he is the most unqualified to make such a satirical enquiry. Bull�
Source: Daily Guide (Editorial)
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