Friday, January 22, 2010

E-TV News in the News

I've found a couple of disgusting blog posts like the following one about the E-tv news incident. Does anyone even care about the safety of the W2010 tourists??


by Abigail Abrahams

Friday night E-tv had another one of it’s controversial stories – the kind they thrive on.

They interviewed two criminals who stated their intentions to cash in on the soccer world cup this year. These would-be (and probably have-already) perpetrators clearly told the interviewer that they would be targeting tourists.

Firstly, I don’t understand why e-tv would feel the need to interview criminals at all in their news bulletins. Much less those planning a crime. (WTF??? Dig that head a little deeper into the sand, honey)

Secondly, why are they trying to portray our country in an even more negative light? (Maybe because they are genuinely concerned about the tourists!!)

What is there to gain from negative reporting about a situation that hasn’t even taken place? (Typical African style, only fix it once its broke)

There is enough crime to report on that actually has taken place.

To make matters worse the informant who gave e-tv the story committed suicide.

6 Opinion(s):

white-southafrican said...

It's only complete morons who think that criminals are going to take a holiday while the soccer is on the go.

These guys are seeing another Christmas coming their way and no Cele will stop them. As for E-TV reporting this story, I think this is what we need: In the face reporting of the truth.

Andrea Muhrrteyn said...

Well Said Fisheagle.. and love hte cartoon...

The problem is that ETV were probalby between a rock and a hard place. If they did not provide the 'evidence' of these crimianals, and simply a negative story about 'possible crime', they would have been accused of an 'anti-smear' campaign.. cause nobody is allowed to say anything bad about Rainbow Azania...

So, they -- in my view -- did what they could, to prove the obvious, which as you point above, many prefer to deny... and STILL DO!!

Just amazing...

But they will be the ones with egg on their faces.. if lots of tourists go home with crime stories, and a few in coffins..

Idiots...

Anonymous said...

I honestly don't think many of the tourists will fall pry to the crims. There will be lots of police around. I worry about afterwards...they will turn on the SA people to make up for lost earnings.

Dmitri said...

In general I do not like e.tv, but I have to congratulate them on this programme. Well done. I only hope that this programme was shown overseas and that the visitors saw this, but I somehow doubt it.

Viking said...

Anon,
I think you make a good point, the gangs will be better organised because of the WC and then afterwards will be much more dangerous. The rest of the citizens will pay.

Anonymous said...

"To make matters worse the informant who gave e-tv the story committed suicide."

Really!? Isn't it FAR more likely that word leaked out about who the informer was and his crime boss buddies had him "deleted" to send a message to anyone else who might be thinking of talking to the press of their plans for the WC?

Another thought. Could the police, who have a good network of informers, have known who the informer was and mudered him (with government sanction) as a warning to prevent this from happening again, so as not to damage the security image of the WC2010?