OTV – Where are you from?
I swear to you – I am striving on keeping an objective point of view in these elections, as I have done in the past three years, and we have a whole written blog on each post that you are free to search and browse to testify my case .
I’m looking at the Elections in Lebanon closely, and I can’t help notice the violent attack on a young, charismatic Christian leader; A 28 years old chap which comes from a long lineage of rooted history in one of Lebanon’s most authentic, traditional, Maronite Lebanese families. It is not in my opinion that these attributes are non-objective, it is the belief of the majority of the Lebanese Christians. I am referring to of course, the Gemayels. Namely, the late Sheikh Bashir Gemayel.
In my personal opinion, Sami Gemayel is a breath of fresh air. Though he’s currently in the March14 camp. I’ve recently gotten acquainted to Sami Gemayel, mostly through these elections, and talked about with close people of the Now Lebanon! portal, a clearly bias, pro-Christian, anti-Michel Aoun crowd. But more importantly, when posed on looking at a 75 years old popular Christian leader such as General Michel Aoun as the current leader, one looks outward to new leaders with aspirations for the Christian community.
An opinion of criticism, at the management of OTV – They have become more blunt than Future TV, and the Innercircle has always criticized the Lebanese Media when they get cheap and vulgar.
A few days ago, there was an interview with Ms. Dima Sadeq on OTV with Sami Gemayel on her show, called ‘Yom Jdiide’. She openly took the role as an official spokesperson for the FPM aka Tayyar movement. I was shocked, I figured she would correct herself, or at least, be more courteous by at least hiding it! She’s a hostess of a political show. How is it possible in her ethical conscious, to speak so bluntly, even vulgarly on behalf of a political movement and defending its views. She’s a hostess for crying out loud for a Political tv show.The young Gemayel, spoke in a calm manner and tried to keep it humorous. I felt for a brief moment to point at at mizz Sadiq’s back and whisper to her that “life and all its glories, is finally not that serious“.
The unfair campaign went even further; Last nights nightly news on OTV stated the following. (thanks to Danny at vcoders for providing these clips)
On the other hand, this the actual full speech of Sami Gemayel,
OTV was supposed to be the balancer between the Lebanese Christians when Michel Aoun was on the ground with no media mouth piece, and the so called March 14 stole the headlines on most channels. “Look at you now, you’ve become one of them, those you criticized“
Filed under: Lebanese Elections 2009, Lebanese Media, Opinion, Plain Talking | 8 Comments
Tags: OTV, Sami Gemayel, TV