Yesterday I read of a conversation our dear President, Mr Jacob Zuma, had with some journalist students. He was reported to have complained about how fascinated he was with Mexico and how they didn’t have any negative news and that he was sad to return to South Africa and its constant negative media… s_s
This led to another article on how; due to our president’s ‘good-news philosophy’, certain things are being neglected, such as how crime statistics were given way after they were needed.
Really Mr President…? Are you messing with us or is this for realz?
Look, I couldn’t give a stick of gum if the man can read or not [though it would help improve his fiduciary duties…] but so long as you’re running the country properly and shaping it for future generations […something I think you need some help with btw @_@] I can tolerate it. But if you are going to play ignorant to what is so blatantly obvious in Mexico and then try and implement the same thing over here. Then you need to take a long, secluded vacation… elsewhere, or maybe take some leave and go visit Mexico for a while. I am sure then you will learn that what you don’t know CAN kill you, more often than not.
Hey, I understand that it’s sad reading negative news almost all the time and wondering if anything good ever happens anymore. It’s partially why I stopped bothering with media for a long time.
But trying to enforce this ‘good-news philosophy’, where all that’s happening is you higher ups forcing journalists [some who don’t even take much convincing anymore -_-] and basically wiping all the crap under a rug and trying to distract anyone looking with all the pretty patterns lining the rug. Do you really think the people would stand for that? You honestly cannot tell me you have forgotten who it is that pays for all the sparkles and speed you VIPs like to ‘hide’?
It seems to me that all that was discovered in Mexico was how well to run a system so you don’t get caught and shut the complaining workers up. After all, they’re just the funding, there’s no need for their feelings and opinions •_•
I’m not saying positive news […the true stuff though…] isn’t a bad thing. My day has been turned for the better more than once because of it, but the appreciation of positive cannot exist without knowing the extent of the negative.
Admittedly SA’s negative isn’t exactly one we should be proud of, but I don’t feel the government or its body are in a place to complain on that. Don’t complain about a stomach-ache and continue to eat the cake!
Point is, as negative as it’s going to be, we [The People] are owed the Actual news, it is ours to be given. Why? You might ask, simple. We pay for the running of a country, therefore we’d like the progress report, which just so happens to be the news [>>_>>well, the uncontrolled ones…<<_<<]. Denying us that progress report gives us the right to withhold funds.
Now you wouldn’t like that, would you?
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