Someone must use the sanctions of the Code Penal to stop the criminal comments so commonplace on Haitian media outlets.
Common practice, of the Haitian radio commentators equates to a situation in which “Someone shouts FIRE!!! In a crowded theater…” During the Carnival, a commentator on 104.9 interviewed Senator Moise Jean-Charles. The Senator said that Roro Nelson, and a member of senator Youri Latortue’s security, had killed a person, in front of President Martelly’s stand, at the Carnival, and injured many others with gunfire.
No one was killed.
No one was injured.
And 104.9 knew this but acts as a weapon for Moise Jean-Charles.. And then the commentator from 104.9 claims that he was assaulted by Martelly’s security. Come on guys! Let’s get real.
And Liliane is a record holder for criminal outbursts on her radio programs.
Roro Nelse was accused of a crime in Jacmel, when he wasn’t even in Jacmel!!!
Each station is required to keep tape recordings of their broadcasts. Martelly should create an office, within a ministry, to review complaints and prosecute whenever someone like Liliane crosses the line – which is often.
And, as a matter of interest, Senator Moise Jean-Charles was committing a crime, as he spoke to the 104.9 team. The constitution allows for the arrest – without immunity – of a Senator or Deputy caught in the act. Moise Jean-Charles should be arrested next time he opens his mouth to speak lies, which seems to be, every time he opens his mount.
As we have said, it isn’t a case of Freedom of the Press. Instead, it should be a case for Responsibility of the Press.
Unless someone really puts teeth in the laws we have, there is no hope.
As a Post Script: Have you ever seen anyone more ugly than Liliane??