While following the story of the Brittons Hill apartment cave in over at Barbados Underground, we noted comments from a poster going by the call sign of “Barbados Free Press Exposed” a one comment sounded as if it referred to a site. So after a quick check of Google, up comes “BarbadosFreePressExposed.wordpress.com”
The site uses a similar layout to BFP (well actually the same layout) and they’ve nicked the graphic that BFP uses.
Now we’ve voiced our opinion of BFP quite loudly on this blog. See our earlier post : The Tragedy Of Barbados Free Press if you are in any doubt. And as a response to a blog like BFP it’s actually fairly slick, someone who googles BFP will automatically come up with BFPE at the same time. They can shadow BFP post for post if they like and present alternative opinions or facts if they catch BFP out on any particular issue.
We do think however that BFPE falls down in being as blatantly biased as it is. It will suffer from the same credibility problem as BFP. The other thing that BFPE will find is that simply saying that something is a lie is not going to convince many people (well maybe those who are already convinced) and that if they accuse BFP of lying when BFP isn’t, things will get very sticky very quickly for the newest blog on the blogoshpere.
That said, we think that the presence of BFPE has once again affirmed the growing importance of blogs to political and public discourse in Barbados, and because of that we have taken the decision to add them to our blogroll. Their comments will always be welcome in the margin once they maintain a general standard of decency that we expect from all of our commenters.
Welcome to the blogosphere BFPE, we hope that you can contribute something of value here.