I’m tempted to form a new advocacy group, American-style — People for a Pay Raise for Clovis. I really don’t care how much he’s already making, it is apparent Butch can’t possibly be paying Clovis enough to push this agenda so extraordinarily well. The Butch Stewart Newsletter Daily a.k.a the Jamaica Observer continues to efface any pretext of editorial independence or integrity, but damn this is funny! I had to laugh with them on this one.
There is, however, a distinctly fine line between someone laughing with you and someone laughing at you.
I recently logged on to the Observer to see the “news” story headlined “Butch Stewart superstar!”
I read the article, rather incredulously, the news logo above it being the most potent punchline I’d seen all that week. I mean I was laughing out loud, and riotously at that. They have absolutely no shame!
Since I was in the process of critically assessing my mission and motivations behind this blog at the time due to my grappling with whether to publish the Aborted Crime Plan post advocating the outting of homosexuals as a political device; I didn’t comment, I simply let it pass. I told myself that, thinking critically, perhaps it’s sad Butch Stewart lives in a country where his accomplishments wouldn’t be recognized by a rival newspaper, the Jamaica Gleaner; with the chairman of a competing hotelier group on its board — Missa Issa. At least the story had a byline, although again no note is made of the fact Butch Stewart owns the Jamaica Observer. Desmond Allen must be proud of this piece.
But after the riotous laughter came the sadness, at the state of print media in Jamaica. So much trouble in the world, but this a wha pass fi news a Jamaica.
Dem sailing on their ego trip, blast off on their space ship,
A million miles from reality, no care for you, no care for me.
Quote: Bob Marley as sung in “So much trouble in the world”
As an older gentleman I knew would say “Poor us, Man …chester.”