In the headline of today’s news:
So Mr. Bondi “journalism above everything” felt offended that the people he was basing some news scoops on (i.e. the men who a couple of months ago won a court case against two priests who sexually abused them during their childhood) decided to confide in, of all people to his chagrin, Dr Joseph Muscat – the leader of the Opposition and the Labour Party of Malta.
I wonder if Mr. Lou Bondi is thinking that he’s already the new Prime Minister of the country with all this talk of “either me or Joseph Muscat”? I might have half-expected the Prime Minister Dr. Lawrence Gonzi to make such a statement, but from a news-reporter? Hardly.
Does he so naively believe that certain issues are better discussed with a news-reporter than with a member of parliament who also happens to be the leader of the party in opposition?
I don’t think so.
What I’m ready to bet is that Mr. Bondi will be contesting the next elections.
His red carpet has been already laid out, on our main station – TVM, where he’s being promoted as a ‘politically unbiased’ host, twice weekly at prime-time. Barely a year will pass and he will declare his candidature for the P.N. who is in government right now.