Sunday 18 August, 2019

Griffith criticises story that's yet to be written

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is criticising the Trinidad and Tobago Express for a story that has not yet been written.

In a Facebook  post on the Police Commissioner's official account, Griffith accused the Express of preparing to publish a misleading story during the week.

He claimed the media house would seek to shield themselves with the phrases "it is alleged" and "unnamed sources".

See the post below:

This is the latest attack against the media by Griffith.

During the police service's weekly media briefing on Tuesday, Griffith criticised the coverage of issues related to the TTPS "raid" on TV and Radio Jaagriti and the top cop's appearance during Buju Banton's I am Legend Concert.

At the briefing, Griffith said he would no longer be accessible to the media, saying instead that he would "Stephen Williams" himself. This sentiment alluded to the media's difficulty in accessing his predecessor.

During his berating of the media since he assumed office in August 2018, the Police Commissioner has criticised Express Editor in Chief Omatie Lyder, Express Reporter Denyse Renne, Independent Senator and former journalist Paul Richards, Former group head of the CCN Network and veteran journalist, Dominic Kalipersad and the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago. 

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