A friend calls me and says, “Hey Rufus – read Carol Hay’s column in the Net News today. It is the worst mountain of unintelligible rubbish published since her last one.”
Not wishing to be judgmental, I cleared my mind, opened the paper, read her column, re-read her column, and I have to say for once my friend’s opinion was wrong. It was not “the worst mountain of unintelligible rubbish” that he claimed. It was actually a million times worse.
I can honestly say that Carol Hay is the worst columnist in the world. I don’t claim to be a genius, but at the very least I think I can make a point, take a position, support it and close the thought without any doubt as to where I stand. That’s pretty much the point of taking an editorial position.
In her 8 February column, she mentions a “nutter” in an asylum, homosexuality, hermaphrodites, Jesus Christ at Welly’s, God, alternative life-stylers, swingers, “two people of the same sex going at it,” Christians, Sinners, The Bible, ministers, holy war/ jihad, Steven Hall-Jones, the Cayman Ministers Association, a Sin Catalog, judgment day, and the government.
With so many mentions of so many potentially contentious topics - a veritable comedy cocktail - Carol Hay only managed to fall off the fence she was sitting on shortly before tripping over the line in the middle of the road. On her way to neutral ground she neglected to tell us definitively where she stands. It’s an opinion Carol – give us an opinion, not some juvenile attempt at humour.
Carol, your column is called “My Take… For what it’s worth” which means you really need to have a take or save the Net News the ink and readers the wasted time. The only meaningful portion of your column was in the last paragraph when you managed to succinctly tie it all together with six one-syllable words, “I’m out of my depth here.”
Somebody throw her a life buoy and tow her back to the shallow end of the pool where she belongs – PLEASE. And shame on the Net News for publishing that smoldering pile of meadow muffins in editorial clothing.
But, you are forgiven for continually using really HOT chicks in your telecom ads!