Embattled former JLP MP, Joan Gordon Webley, says the media played a key role in damaging her relationship with Prime Minister and PNP President, Portia Simpson Miller.
Mrs. Gordon Webley, who at this moment is unsure whether she’s a member of the PNP, says her infamous Jezebel comment in the run up to the 2007 general election, was twisted and the wrong impression given.
In a rare and stunning rebuke of the PNP leadership, the party’s National Executive Council, NEC, has refused to endorse the decision to accept Mrs. Gordon-Webley into the PNP family.
Mrs. Gordon Webley was asked to explain the reasoning behind the Jezebel comment, at a recent meeting with officials of the PNP Youth Organization.’
She says the comment was made in the context of why Jamaicans should have voted for Mrs. Simpson Miller in the 2007 general election.
Mrs. Gordon-Webley says she was trying to proving a point, that women can be as devious as men.
She says the next day, it was all over the news that she had called the Prime Minister Jezebel.
She says she called several media houses for a retraction of the story but her efforts were futile.
Mrs. Gordon Webley says she has a lot of respect for Mrs. Simpson Miller.
But she says that given that her words were twisted by the media, she will not be apologizing for the comment.