L-Orizzont editor who called journalists ‘traitors’ lands Castille job

Josef Caruana had penned editorials singling out individual journalists as 'traitors standing in the way of Maltese progress' 

Josef Caruana (right) has been given an as-yet unspecified job at the Office of the Prime Minister
Josef Caruana (right) has been given an as-yet unspecified job at the Office of the Prime Minister

L-Orizzont editor Josef Caruana, who came under fire recently for singling out individual journalists as “traitors”, has landed a job at the Office of the Prime Minister.

Caruana told Newsbook that he has been given a job at Castille, but that he doesn’t yet know the details of this new job.

He added that he wanted a career change, and that his new job will not in any way be media-related.

Josef Caruana recently came under fire for penning two editorials in the GWU-owned daily newspaper L-Orizzont that called for the resignation of journalists who have criticised the Labour government.

He singled out four journalists from the Times of Malta and the Malta Independent for “writing false stories and messing up facts…so as to hinder Maltese progress”.

“As Joseph Muscat said, we must all come together for the sake of national unity, so that Malta becomes the best country in the world,” he said. “We cannot achieve this noble aim if we are being weighed down by traitors and the diabolical establishment.

“The time has come for reconciliation and unity, but before this can happen the cleansing process must begin. That way we can continue heading towards our country’s best days.”

The General Workers’ Union distanced itself from its newspaper’s editorials, and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said that he “did not agree with the language used” in them. 

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