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Why did the Times glorify Barrack Obama

In Media, Politics, Society on December 14, 2013 at 7:25 AM

It all started with Radio2000 news headlines yesterday morning when I left for work that US President Barack Obama’s security had been breached. This only made sense, sort of, a few minutes later when I read a Times report on the alleged security breach. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Press Ombuds must investigate Sunday Times editor

In Media on June 1, 2013 at 7:57 AM

As mentioned on Facebook 30 May following a report that South African Press Council had refused to investigate an ethical misconduct complaint against Sunday Times editor, Phylicia Oppelt, by Communications minister Dina Pile spokesperson, Wisani Ngobeni, I still maintain she must be investigated. Read the rest of this entry »

My Open Letter to BBC’s John Simpson

In Media, Politics, Society on May 21, 2013 at 7:58 PM

I could be wrong and I hope I am not, but I suspect you must have received hundreds of emails this week – many of them from angry black South Africans following your “Do white people have a future in South Africa?article. Well, accept my open letter too, while you’re at it… Read the rest of this entry »

Gov Mboweni: Intellectually independent or bitter?

In Media, Politics, Society on April 21, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Former South African Reserve Bank Governor, Tito Mboweni – who signs off most of his tweets at @tito_mboweni as “Gov” (for Governor, I think) – has been his unusual self of late, throwing criticism on Twitter and on newspaper articles. What’s up Gov? Read the rest of this entry »

Is Pistorius’ clubbing news?

In Media, Politics, Society on April 14, 2013 at 2:20 PM

I know nothing about running a newspaper nor do I claim to be a journalist but I sure know a thing or two about what news is and what news isn’t. I therefore have a hard time believing Sunday Times’ front-page lead story “Oscar parties” today, 14 April, is news. Worse, I doubt this article was worthy of a front-page. Or was it? Read the rest of this entry »

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