Sam George has fired Peacefmonline.com, a subsidiary of Despite Media over what he described as a twisted reportage on his interview with CNN a day ago.
According to the Ningo-Prampram MP, the media house or online portal needs to hire a professional interpreter to help them grasp the imports of his interview with CNN to help them put out a factual reportage.
An article published on Peacefmonline.com had a headline that presupposed that Sam George found himself wanting when he was interviewed on CNN over the passing of the anti-LGBTQ Bill in Ghana.
While many have commended the legislator for his eloquence and intelligence, the article said Sam George was at the mercy of the interviewer and was bashed. Per the content of the article, the interviewer, Larry Modowo made it tough for Sam George to express his understanding of the entire LGBTQ issue.
Sam George in a reactionary post explained why he felt Peacefmonline.com needed an English interpreter since it appeared to him that the media house was having a problem with comprehension of the Queen’s language…especially when the politician has been hailed and praised for a good job.
Even before that the journalist who interviewed Sam George had come out to say his interview with the Ghanaian politician was the ‘most contentious interviews” he has ever hosted.
In a Twitter post, Larry Modowo appreciated the articulation of Sam George by writing…
This is one of the most contentious interviews I’ve ever done on live TV. I asked a Ghanaian MP pushing an anti-LGBT bill why he wants to legalize hate & homophobia. “Only 7% of Ghanaians are tolerant of homosexuality,” MP @samgeorgegh told me on @OneWorldCNN
This is one of the most contentious interviews I've ever done on live TV. I asked a Ghanaian MP pushing an anti-LGBT bill why he wants to legalize hate & homophobia.
— Larry Madowo (@LarryMadowo) October 8, 2021
Following that Sam George in his reply to Peacefmonline.com suggested that they sought professional help as far as the understanding of English was concerned because the interview was conducted in English but the online portal had decided to put out a ‘twisted report; completely different form what transpired on CNN.
“Dear @peacefmonline, the interview was conducted in English. You should have gotten a professional interpreter to help you understand the interview. Cheers,” he wrote.
Ghana is not a place for homosexuals – Sam George strongly argues for the passing of the Anti-LGBTQ Bill in Ghana on CNN [Video]
Ningo-Prampram MP Sam George defended his strong stance on the criminalization of LGBTQ in Ghana when he was hosted on CNN in a video interview.
The Cable News Network (CNN) had called the legislator to understand his point of view on the Anti-LGBTQ Bill which the Parliament of Ghana is looking forward to debating on and possibly getting passed.
While the conversation about LGBTQ has become very critical and yet volatile especially for people like Sam George who strongly pushes for it to be criminalized in Ghana, the MP had to explain the reasoning behind his decision and the collective decision of some MPs to get the Bill passed.
Arguments have been made for and against the passing of the Anti-LGBTQ Bill with many citing human rights abuse and infringement on the liberties of citizens who are entitled to choose their sexual preferences without any hindrances or whatsoever.
During the interview with CNN, Sam George maintained that LGBTQ is alien to the Ghanaian culture and will never be allowed to fester in the country. He maintained that although the counter-arguments on human rights and related issues are valid, the MPs of Ghana’s Parliament will ensure that the Anti-LGBTQ Bill is passed.
Hard as the interviewer tried to convince Sam George or better still appeal to his conscience on the merits and demerits of the passing of the Anti-LGBTQ Bill and what it will mean to people who practise it across the world, he stood his grounds by engaging in an intellectual argument about the concerted decision of almost the entire populace to see to the banning of LGBTQ in Ghana.
Already, a survey conducted recently revealed that about 93 per cent of Ghanaians agree that LGBTQ should not be legalized in Ghana. These people believe LGBTQ needs to be criminalized and have thrown their weights behind Sam George and other like-minded legislators pushing for the passing of the anti-LGBTQ Bill.