Montserrado County District #7 Representative Solomon George has threatened to take The Capitol Times newspaper to court if the media outlet fails to publish an addendum to the front page major story "KISS MY BUNGA-Rep George Tells District", carried in the Wednesday, April 6, 2016 edition of The Capitol Times newspaper.
The paper reported that the Montserrado County District No. 7 lawmaker said members of his district Development Council must kiss his bunga (a*s). "Let them kiss my a*s! Let them kiss my a*s! Put it on the air, let them kiss my a*s," Representative George said to the media in response to demand from members of the District Development Council for him to apologize over his alleged raining of invective on Vice President Joseph Boakai and residents of West Point. In a communication to the paper's Managing Editor, Representative George said, "I believe that the writer has a negative political intent for doing what was done and I take this time asking your good office to ensure an addendum or a corrected measure be taken by going back on your front page and make the necessary correction with regards to directing the statement to the District Development Council (DDC). Mr. Editor, I pray if the above is done within a period of seventy-two (72) hours beginning today, then we will have no problem with your office but anything to the contrary, we will have to use the law for redress." In response to the Montserrado lawmaker's communication, the Managing Editor of The Capitol Times, Mr. Molley Paasewe, said there is no sinister motive behind the publication but it was intended to bring the "Honorable" man's comments to the public glare. "He did not deny the statement but argued that it was directed to the DDC. We stand by our publication. The lawmaker's threat of lawsuit is a clear example of muscling the media into submission. These are subtle ways of clamping on the media," the paper's Managing Editor told Capitol FM in an interview.