We on the margin were all very disturbed by post over on Barbados Free Press that we read earlier today. It involved threats against a well known commentator:
Making threats against a person is against the law. With the information in the post, Mr. Loveridge could conceivably go to the police and have them track who had the Caribsurf IP address at the time. BTW the location of Tudor Street discussed in the subsequent comments is not relevant to anything other than as a placeholder for Bridgetown in Google Maps.
It is unfortunate that the Blogosphere in Barbados has evolved into almost a wild west environment. We’ve already written our thoughts about Barbados Free Press, however Barbados Free Press Exposed represents the worst example of cyberthuggery that one can think of. There is no attempt to engage in discussion (which we had hoped is how BFPE would have developed) it is simply brutish, abuse. The output of BFPE is so bad, that the opinion has been voiced that it may well be DLP supporters trying to make the BLP look bad.
Whoever is behind BFPE, they seem to have missed the point that to swamp the BFP with abusive comments only leads persons thinking that there is credence to what is posted on BFP. After all, if it was absolute nonsence no one would devote so much time and resources to shut it down would they? Dale Carnegie had a saying that “No One Kicks A Dead Dog” and that is what is being played out here. Far from stifling BFP, BFPE is making their case for them.
This post may well land us on BFPE’s s**t list. However we believe that our record of fairness and balance stands for all to see. IF (and we stress that word) the political directorate is involved with BFPE, they should know that it is rapidly becoming an embarrassment not only to themselves but to Barbados as a whole.
The operators of BFPE need to think and try again.