Ahead of today’s election, Net News anchor-turned-Pjazza presenter Karl Stagno Navarra took to his One TV programme last week to urge his viewers to vote for all the candidates… of the wrong party.
“Next Saturday, vote for all the candidates of the Nationalist Party,” Stagno Navarra closed the evening programme with what is clearly a political Freudian slip.
A once-very familiar face on the Nationalist Party’s Net TV, Stagno Navarra had returned to Maltese TV back in 2016 after more than a decade, to join Labour’s One TV for an early evening slot just before the news bulletin.
“I militated for the PN as a broadcaster up until 2008, when the leadership adopted an ultra-conservative stand on issues like divorce,” the decorated journalist had said of his TV switch nearly three years ago.
It seems like old militant habits really do die hard.