PN hits out at media stories on home affairs minister
The Nationalist Party this morning criticised a story in One News which claimed that Home Affairs Minister Carm Mifsud Bonnici may be replaced by Beppe Fenech Adami. The story was also features in l-orizzont.
In a statement, the party said that Labour leader Joseph Muscat knew that Dr Mifsud Bonnici was in hospital, but this did not stop his media from stooping so low as "to fabricate a shallow and scandalous story. To add insult to injury, it was claimed that " in order to justify this move, health reasons will be mentioned as the cause for his removal ".
This, the PN said, showed the PL to be cold, shameless, and highly unethical.
"The shameless and highly unethical story on One News was penned by someone who until a few days ago was Joseph Muscat's personal assistant. Today he heads the Labour Party media. Through this appointment, Joseph Muscat wanted to make sure that he has total control of the Labour media. Hence, Joseph Muscat was aware and had a hand in that disgusting story," the PN said.
"When Joseph Muscat was elected Party leader, he appointed a committee to draw up a code of ethics for the Labour Party media. Back then, he had pledged that under his leadership the Labour Party journalists will be ethical in their work and the stories they report. Now, it is clear that that was a superficial exercise, typical of Joseph Muscat, to give the impression that he means business and that he is all for ethical reporting – when he is not," the PN said.