Malta Weekly Roundup – A River of Love, MaltaToday laziness (?) and some perspective
Well of course this week this happened:
Which then led to this:
Yes! Some guy called Matthew Grech and his shiny purple tutu went on YouTube to share their opinion about an up and coming theatre production called Jiena nħobb, Inti tħobb which centres around gay adoption. Matthew Grech decided to share his River of Love and tell the rest of us what we should think in semi coherent Maltese. Supressat, really? Xarabank, never missing a beat, dedicated a whole night to it. Since God is punishing us for allowing such a production and he sent all this wind our way, most of Malta stayed in, decided to watch Xarabank and took to Facebook to say how much shit it all was. Circle jerk anyone?
Luckily for the rest of us a local comedian, Matthew Bonnano provided some comic relief.
Have MaltaToday given up on journalism and are asking you to do it for them? Looks like no one in the newsroom is up to going through the 240 page share transfer agreement between the Government of Malta and Arriva.
— MaltaToday (@maltatoday) January 22, 2014
(UPDATE) To be fair, MT’s editor explained the story behind this particular tweet and now it all makes sense. MaltaToday were simply looking for some fresh perspective on the agreement. Citizen journalism FTW!
Kurt Farrugia was very right when using the #GetThingsIntoPerspective hashtag on Twitter. On the 23rd January The Times carried a story about MP Justyne Caruana using the AFM helicopter to reach the airport in time because of a last minute decision to take a flight. The PN jumped on the wagon screaming abuse at which point MaltaToday came out with a list of times when PM Lawrence Gonzi used the same service. I fail to understand how this is news. The AFM helicopter is used for a plethora of things. If there is no need for it, then why all this fuss? Surely there are more important things deserving of The Times of Malta’s front page.
— Kurt Farrugia (@KurtFarrugia) January 23, 2014
Hope you enjoyed this week’s roundup. Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments below.