Premier removes herself from inappropriate sites

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Premier Kathy Dunderdale has denounced any association implied by her social media website that is promoting inappropriate or vulgar actions.

 "I was dismayed to discover that my Twitter account was in any way associated with inappropriate websites," said Premier Dunderdale. "I firmly stand by my comments this week, that as members of the House of Assembly we have to uphold a higher standard and have a responsibility to ensure our presence in social media is appropriate and respectful. As such I have ensured that any association my Twitter account has with inappropriate websites has been removed."

 The Premier added that violent, insulting and vile comments posted on any social media website are unacceptable.

"No one from any group or political party should align themselves with these types of comments. As soon as it was brought to my attention, I immediately took action to remove this disturbing association. What remains troublesome is that we have a similar case where an MHA has chosen to remain a part of a group that has allowed many violent and threatening comments."

The premier was referring to an incident with NDP MHA Gerry Rogers whereby Rogers was found to be a member of an anti-Dunderdale Facebook group.

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Recent comments

  • Death Threats Not Funny
    April 20, 2013 - 11:04

    Here are the questions no one has asked yet: 1) What excatly were the death threats on Facebook? 2) Who made the death threats? 3) Was this person approached by the police? 4) Why have we not seen this person in a court house yet? People who threaten others and people who bully others online, no matter who the victim is must be held accountable. The media need to start asking the right questions here.

  • wavy
    April 18, 2013 - 09:09

    Kathy Dunderdale, you have completely lost the confidence of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. Your government has moved well beyond the point of no return or redemption. You do not have a mandate to govern further. We call on you to resign as premier, dissolve government and call a provincial general election. We, the people, demand it.

  • Kim
    April 18, 2013 - 08:32

    Remember that saying about people who live in glass houses.....

  • Kate Blunderfest
    April 18, 2013 - 08:16

    I must agree; I simply have to go; I have to remove myself from office.

  • Dunderdale A Twit
    April 18, 2013 - 06:22

    Half baked allegations against another member, only to find her own social media presence is comprimised by adult porn sites. She has now deleted her Twitter account. Too bad she want delete herself from the Premier's chair. Worst Premier in our history.

  • At the Goalie
    April 18, 2013 - 05:33

    C'mon Don't stop there. Now remove yourself from politics. You looked like Mark McGwire saying he Didnt do steroids. Just another "Blunder". Watching you in front of a microphone is comparable to an episode of the muppets. Your lack of ineptitude is laughable.

  • bill
    April 18, 2013 - 03:14

    Premier Dunderdale, You have sunk to a new low in politics. Never before has a politician demonstrated such repugnant behaviour in leading this province .It is impossible for us to have any confidence in you or your party going forward. We can only pray that your mismanagement hasn't totally destroyed our province. The Churchill Falls legacy and Joey's fall from grace will be rendering insignificant by comparison with your administration. Please resign and take Kennedy and King with you. Do the honorable thing for once.

  • NL Politics
    April 17, 2013 - 22:20

    I find this development very interesting, as no where in this statement was there an "apology" for the associations by the premier. Also I searched the group list for the group in question yesterday and it appears that the NDP member is no longer part of that group. So in essence the NDP member has done the same as the premier by removing herself from the group and saying she in no way condones violence. Therefore I do not see why her apology is necessary for a comment that isn't hers?

  • Graham
    April 17, 2013 - 22:03

    Take it a step farther ALL of usx a favour and remove yourself as Premier..Your in way over your head..lOST....CONFUSED....BEWILDERED

  • ConfusedNewf
    April 17, 2013 - 21:28

    Is that grounds to kick Dunderdale out? After all, on Twitter, you have to find said page and actually click the like button. Unlike Facebook, which leaves you open to be brought in to any group somebody wishes to put you in. I got thrown in a Belly Dancing group for about a month without me knowing. I think Dunderdale is running this province in to the ground and she's using this to take the heat off the real issues.

  • Right
    April 17, 2013 - 21:04

    Kathy, You still have mhas that want to get people, put them on a bus and head out for a racket over a photo that was posted. will he be disciplined?

  • Pat
    April 17, 2013 - 20:44

    She should have being monitoring it regularly to ensure there were no offensive items on it just as she suggested Gerry Rogers should have done. She could probably re-hire the 1200 people that lost their jobs to monitor websites. Get a grip Kathy and don't be so embarrassingly foolish. Looks like Darren King is still trying to fill the role of a school principal not a Government Minister, time to go back to school Darren!!!!

  • Ryan
    April 17, 2013 - 20:38

    Goose meet Gander. Pot meet Kettle.