Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier took to social media to post an appeal for people to “knock it off”, as far as posting “undignified, even degrading” comments about Premier Paula Cox.
The post on Mr Cannonier’s Facebook page said: “It has come to my attention that blogs are being used to depict the Premier of Bermuda, the Hon. Paula Cox, in an undignified, even degrading light. While the practice may not be widespread, I am calling on people who are doing these things to knock it off.
“Ms. Cox is the Premier and the office must be respected. While we understand the intense feelings elections can generate, there is no excuse to engage in unseemly attacks.
“They serve no purpose but to drive people apart, and that is the opposite of the direction this country needs to go. I urge people to conduct themselves with civility and respect. Let’s all be the change for the better.”
His post received 53 “likes” — including some from his fellow OBA candidates — and eight comments. Some of the comments agreed with his point while others did not, with one person saying the blogs are a way for the “little people to express screams unheard.”