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Senator takes aim at The Royal Gazette

Opposition Senator Diallo Rabain has questioned this newspaper’s practices, saying its editorial leadership has only itself to blame for a widespread perception of bias in favour of the governing party.

Speaking in the Senate on Wednesday, Sen Rabain pointed to a May 28 story in which our report of an interview with the Community Development Minister Wayne Scott appeared.

The Minister had been asked whether the One Bermuda Alliance MPs would be allowed to vote their consciences on the Human Rights Amendment and he had “refused to answer,” Sen Rabain said.

It had not gone unnoticed by the public that the story did not appear on the website, he said.

“I’m not here to accuse

The Royal Gazette of being biased or what not, because I will leave it to the public to decide. But if they continue to do such stories, it kind of leaves the inference that they are being kind to the One Bermuda Alliance.

Sen Rabain raised the issue moments after he had criticised the Government over the “jetgate” affair — using

The Royal Gazette articles to support his argument — a point which did not go unnoticed by Government Senate Leader Michael Fahy.

Sen Fahy said using this newspaper to criticise the Government and at the same time accusing it of political bias was “absurd”.

He noted that

The Royal Gazette had written several articles about “jetgate” over the last few days, and an editorial that was “less than friendly” toward the Government.

PLP Senator Diallo Rabain

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Published June 07, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated June 06, 2013 at 11:15 pm)

Senator takes aim at The Royal Gazette

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