Sunday, March 21, 2010

'Journalists will bring the government down'

ANCYL leader Julius Malema has vowed not to allow the country to be "run by journalists", City Press reported on Sunday.

"If you are not careful of journalists, they will bring down the government. We will never allow this country to be run by journalists," he told a Human Rights Day gathering in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, on Saturday.

He again sang his controversial "Shoot the Boer" song and accused reporters of picking on ANC leaders and prominent black politicians.

He was speaking after President Jacob Zuma on Friday said reports of spying on journalists by government officials created a "totally unacceptable" scenario.

After receiving the newsmaker of the year award by the National Press Club, Zuma said he was concerned about government officials allegedly digging into the personal bank accounts of a City Press investigative reporter.

"What I've heard is actually shocking. We are now investigating journalists, for what?"

Zuma was referring to a group of senior reporters having lodged a complaint against ANCYL spokesman Floyd Shivambu last week. Shivambu allegedly threatened to expose details of their personal lives when they refused to publish his allegations of money laundering against City Press reporter Dumisane Lubisi. - Sapa


Comment at original post, by Manhood:

Of course, they will, Julias. Of course, they will. Just as they brought down the evil Apartheid government, so too will they bring down the evil ANC government. And every government that fails. Journalists do not run countries - they just give 'air-time' to practises that keep populations oppressed so the oppressed can rally to bring about the change they richly deserve.

6 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

I remember back in the mid 80's PW Botha staring sternly over his glasses, wagging his finger, and declaring: "we will not be dictated to by communists and journalists!"

Maybe Julius is a secret fan of PW!

Come, Julius, out the closet now.

Anonymous said...

Julius Malema is starting to sound so much like another dictator too, one Robert Mugabe who banned the foreign press in fear of them spreading the truth.

Piet the Pirate said...

"If you are not careful of journalists, they will bring down the government".

Say what you like about this ugly yard ape, but he knows what he´s talking about. The MSM brought down the Nats, so the ANC have every right to regard them with the utmost suspicion. If the MSM are ordered by their masters to bring down a government, they will succeed, unless of course the government muzzles them.
That´s why it´s called the "free press". Free to say and do what the hell they like.
The only thing I detest more than this crappy government is the weapon of the elite, the MSM. They have far too much power.

Anonymous said...

"I remember back in the mid 80's PW Botha staring sternly over his glasses, wagging his finger, and declaring: "we will not be dictated to by communists and journalists!"

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So we can deduct that the owners of the controlled media in South Africa are neither the NP nor the ANC.

eduard said...

It is as John Swinton, former Chief of Staff at the New York Times, said:
"We are intellectual prostitutes"
Journalists are the lowest, they will sell their country, destroy the truth, to lie outright, to vilify and to pervert, and that for their daily bread.
The sheeple that still read a newspaper will never grasp what goes on in this world - they are being brainwashed into submission.

Anonymous said...

Dear Eduard
I hope that you are not a communist agent for if you are my Quoting Jefferson is in vain and you have sold your soul to Stalin(Read "Worse than Hitler").
"The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the
very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to
me to decide whether we should have a government without
newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not
hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." --Thomas Jefferson to
Edward Carrington, 1787.