A political officer in the office of Malta prime minister wrote this a few weeks before Daphne Caruana Galizia was blown up:

“The people have said NO to hate blogging and to those so-called journalists dictated to by the Nationalist agenda of hate. We have seen the weakness of spineless journalists happy to ride the bandwagon, with hate in place of wind in their sails, such as Daphne Caruana Galizia, Ivan Camilleri, Jacob Borg, Mario Frendo, Neil Camilleri and Pierre Portelli. These and others, that had more personal agendas, such as Joe Borg and David Thake, must bow their heads to the verdict and vanish from journalism. The people have spoken and chosen: they must be respected. The people teach you and the people remove you.

“This is the time for the snakes to stop feeding poison to our people. Now is the time for unity and reconciliation. Before this happens, there must be cleansing. This is how we continue our way to the best of times”.

My translation. A scan of the original published in the General Workers’ Union daily as an editorial follows.

Joseph Muscat handpicked this man to work in his political office AFTER he published these words.

Joseph Muscat’s official political policy is the “cleansing” of journalists and Daphne Caruana Galizia is first on the hit list. She must either bow to the regime or she must be “removed”.

Joseph Muscat’s hit list of who is to follow is public.

He must leave before this country is turned into a desert of the mind.