Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Bias and the media*


In a column of the Express of January 3, Dool Hanomansingh raised the issue of bias in the media.
In this instance, he concluded that Newsday's Editor-in-Chief, Judy Raymond, exhibited clear “ethnic bias” against Indo-Trinidadians in commenting disparagingly on Massive Gosein's song “Rowlee Mudda Count” but approvingly on Chalkdust's calypso “75 Into 14 Can't Go”.
Hanomansingh further stated that, “Maybe because of her 'high colour' Raymond had arrogated unto herself the right to judge what is 'crass' and what is 'sophisticated'''.

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