Por­tia is an em­bar­rass­ment

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

THE ED­I­TOR, Sir: SO­CIAL ME­DIA (the ev­ery­day peo­ple’s far-reach­ing fo­rum) is far more sin­cere and true than its main­stream com­po­nent, in which pro­fes­sion­als are trained to twist and spin things ac­cord­ing to their bi­ases.

So politi­cians who are in­com­pe­tent and cor­rupt will AL­WAYS turn up bad on so­cial me­dia, hence the prob­lems and dilem­mas which have be­set the ‘Pain Pee’, which used to look good when we only re­lied on main­stream me­dia.

One prob­lem the Pain Pee is hav­ing now are the many neg­a­tive videos of Por­tia Simp­son Miller (PSM). Th­ese videos are of PSM’s own do­ing. They don’t have to be doc­tored; they show her at a low. Young peo­ple see­ing th­ese videos are turned off, and even those young ones from her own party feel em­bar­rassed. That spells con­tin­ued trou­ble for the party. Worse, how can she com­pete with PM An­drew Hol­ness for those young peo­ple with her many short­com­ings?

The Pain Pee is re­ly­ing on PSM’s pop­u­lar­ity to win, but there is a can­celling ef­fect that’s tak­ing place.

JOHN BLAKE

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