It looks like the war between the Murrs and the Enta Horr team is far from over. First Jyad Murr replies to Joe Maalouf:
Just to clarify what happened, knowing that my family will not be happy that I answered, and want to ignore the one usual one sided monologue he usually does. But since I read so many things on the internet and heard what he said on VDL, especially the part that he only met twice by coincidence Gaby Murr in the elevator, I wanted to relate some facts with my apology to MTV’s board of directors for not wanting me to do that and doing it anyway:
1- MTV giving someone the freedom to express his opinions, has always given instructions to give the chance to both parties, weather political or social, to show their different point of views. We give the liberty to the broadcaster to express sometimes his personal opinion but always in a fair way. In the case of Maalouf, it’s a one sided pretentious monologue. These are not MTV’s principles, as you notice in all our political programs, Bimawdou3iyya, the news, seven, Beirut lyom etc and in Social shows like Talk of the town for example where we treat all guests whether from 8 or March 14 the same way, and I guess most of you noticed that.
2- After many remarks regarding that, especially from Gaby Murr and the many promises in his office to do so, 3 of these times I was present, (Maalouf says he only met him by mistake in the elevator on VDL!!! maybe all the persons in the 4th floor who see him there are only hallucinating and maybe, I am a the one not saying the truth, and Maalouf is)
The last time, and after 3 very strict remarks, Joe begged my father to excuse him and said: “Wa3ed Charaf, It’s the last time I do that, and I will always go by you to have your agreement on the political and social programs before I go on air, and will always have both sides of the argument..”
What happened after that, is that he does a show without sticking to his “wa3ed charaf”, with a one sided argument, and after a contact from a person who wanted to express live his other sided of the story, my father had call the studio to oblige Joe to do that because he was not accepting!!! , and after the threats, he does not let the person speak and acts as the sole judge and torturer with the caller.
Well just to tell you, I do not know any head of company, store, newspaper or whatever place who will not do much much more to an employee who acts this way, don’t listen to the directives, don’t keep his promises, and so on. I was surprised that my father reaction was just throwing him out of the door, I would have done that from the window if someone disrespects me that much.
3- Joe is trying to present this as a case of defence against poor transexuals, and I agree that what was done is wrong, however, This is not the case. Remember that by doing the contrary a few month ago, Joe made these homosexuals undergo the most humiliating treatments when they were arrested because of his report.
No, it is not because of this show specifically, it is because of all that was said above, and because of that MTV will stay the voice of freedom, will give a chance to everybody to express their opinions, and like it pushed a unknown Joe Maalouf a year ago will push in the future other stars who will stick to their “Charaf”, who will follow the directions of the media they work in, who will not think they are more important than the media and everybody who works there, who will not think they are smarter than any Lebanese, who will not arrogantly express their mono-sided opinions. We can create new program and star who will represent mtv’s values as it is the case of all the other 100 hosts we have on our channel.
4- Finally, please Joe Maalouf, come back to earth, when you started working in mtv, you used to talk with everyone in the cafeteria, now you go inside barely looking at anyone from the 100’s of studiovision and mtv employees, maybe, after stopping your show in mtv you will land back to planet earth. This time I will not use the French Fable of Lamartine: “La grenouille (des egouts) qui voulait se faire aussi grosse que le boeuf”, because he might not understand it, i will use the Arabic:
“رحم الله امرء عرف حده فوقف عنده