Rumor Mill of Thursday, 23 November 2006
Source: Ghana Palaver
Apart from "The Ghana Palaver", no other media house published the story of the conviction for cocaine dealing of Andrew E. Jonah, son of Sir Sam Jonah of Anglo Gold Ashanti until last Wednesday when one private daily published it and put a very sympathetic spin on it.
"The Ghana Palaver" has learnt that this is because a big conspiracy has been hatched to black out the news. Senior journalists were requested and have met and decided that the story is too embarrassing for the man who has been knighted by the Queen, and so it should not be told to Ghanaians, hence the news blackout.
"The Ghana Palaver" is aware of one senior journalist who was called and pleaded with not to publish the story. This senior journalist was told that since he has connection with "The Ghana Palaver", he should try and convince "The Ghana Palaver" also not to publish the story.
However, the senior journalist was told that if Ghana Palaver refused his approach, he should not worry because the strategy of making sure that whatever Ghana Palaver publishes is not believed has worked to perfection.
The senior journalist reported this conversation to Ghana Palaver.
Meanwhile, Ghana Palaver can confirm that judgement on the cocaine case involving Andrew E. Jonah, Case No. 105 CR 311-1, will be given on March 2, 2007, in the District Court of Georgia, USA.