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Foday Sankoh, Bernadette Cole, Porno & Wanza
By Sylvia Blyden
Nov 3, 2008, 13:24
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Mrs.Bernadette Cole Chair of the Independent Media Commission who embarrassed herself to the entire Nation last weekend by glossing over despicable pornography even though the IMC Code of Conduct says Pornography is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. If she has honour,let her resign now!!!
In my opinion, it is now clear that the Chairperson of the Independent Media Commission, Mrs. Bernadette Cole is not happy with my newspaper for exposing the role of her husband Solicitor General Tunde Cole in the Wanza Ojukokoro saga.

I however submit that Mrs. Bernadette Cole has a sacred duty to perform and she must not allow her angst with this newspapers coverage of her husbands role, to deter her from carrying out what she swore to uphold and enforce: THE MEDIA CODE OF PRACTICE.

However, Mrs. Bernadette Cole, who shortly after my newspaper exposed her husbands shenanigans at the Law Officers Department, telephoned me to roundly insult me (under the guise of requesting a document!), is neglecting her sacred duty of sanitizing the media simply because, in my opinion, she wants to get back at me for exposing the WANZA WHEELER DEALER DEAL.

That can be the only reason why she shamelessly glossed over a very serious concern that was raised by someone at the All Peoples Congress (APC) Radio about the serial, unhindered publication of naked pornography.

The pornographic material in question is a photomontage (fake picture) made up of a true photo of Foday Sankoh seated in a room (See below). Into this real photo is crudely inserted a stark naked woman whose legs are wide open. My head is then cut off from a photo on the Internet (where I was receiving an Award as Goodwill Ambassador for the Children of Sierra Leone) and placed atop the naked woman. This obviously faked photograph was allowed to be published several times recently in an effort covertly supported by at least two senior APC Government Cabinet Ministers (a woman and a man) in Ernest Koromas Government. The desired effect was to intimidate me into stopping my criticisms of their respective bogus nature and public urinations. I however want them to know I am not easy to intimidate. It will not work.

 
This undoctored,original photo of late Rebel Leader that can be found on the Internet at www.africaphotos.com was bastardised with pornography by wharf-rats allowed to run papers under the shameful purview of an acquiesing Mrs.Bernadette Cole.What a Shame you have been to this land!!

If Bernadette Cole, as she shamefully said over SLPP Radio, is going to be negligent of her sacred duties because I took the perpetuator (Philip Neville) of the original publication to court, it just shows why she is unfit and incapable of handling that seat she is in. Let Mrs. Bernadette Cole allow me to educate her a little bit on that aspect. Section 23 of her IMCs very own Code of Practice says Publication of pornography is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. This means, under no circumstances (Court Case or no Court Case!) should the IMC allow any of its licensed newspapers to publish such disgusting material. So, Mrs. Bernadette Coles weak and futile attempt to justify her shameful inaction further exposes her capacity for that sacred office to even more scrutiny.

Before I end this piece, I wish to state that the jointly-written Letter in Awareness Times did not break ANY OF THE MEDIA CODES OF CONDUCT. It simply questioned whether Olu Gordon and Paul Kamara realised they were insulting their mothers by defying African tradition with publication of naked female private parts designed to embarrass a woman in the society. I thus ask Mrs. Bernadette Cole not to make such innuendoes and comparisons again like she did over the APC Radio. The next time she makes such innuendoes that seek to justify pornography, I will come down even mores strongly on her! She can take this as a warning from my pen! I AM NOT JOKING!

As for those hiring media attackers, they can unleash them if they so please. They are enjoying under the cover of a grossly inept IMC but I stand confident in the knowledge that TRUTH will always defend itself and only the Truth can survive the sands of time.


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