‘Hold politicians accountable to their words’

Osei Piesie, a lecturer at the Ghana Telecom University College, has expressed worry about the media for failing to hold politicians accountable to their words.
“The media does not hold politicians accountable when they make false claims and misinform the public, although fact-checking is important, the media does not bother doing that when they engage politicians on their platforms.

“It is important for the media to ensure that political leaders get their facts right, I will blame the media for the way politicians get away with misinformation and lies, they do not verify the facts or fact check the information.
“The media is seen as the fourth estate of the realm and gatekeepers hence they must be bold and put politicians to check, the media is said to be the gatekeeper but how is the media keeping the gate? Some promised to provide every constituency $1million then later they said they never promised to do that.

“Another party is claiming they will scrap free senior high school then later made a U-turn saying it never said that, how is the media putting these politicians to check? The media is responsible for 70 per cent of the challenges confronting the nation,” Mr Piesie lamented. -rainbowradioonline.com

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