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Media should be regulated - Malema

2012-03-12 08:51

Johannesburg - The media should be regulated, suspended ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema said on the SABC Asikhulume talk show on Sunday night.

"The media should be regulated, because this media will destroy the democracy," he told SABC presenter Vuyo Mvoko.

"They have no respect for anyone except the madam (DA leader Helen Zille)."

When asked if the media helped to create his profile he said: "I was never produced by the media."

"I grew up in the African National Congress. I am not a product of editorial comments. I am a product of the struggles of the poor."

He said the press ombudsman has failed dismally.

In 2007 the ANC complained about media coverage and made proposals at its national conference to set up a Media Appeals Tribunal to replace the existing self-regulation of the media.

"We need a body which has got teeth, which will bite," Malema said.

Turning to the possibility of a criminal investigation of his business interests Malema said: "I have no fear of anything, but I am politically conscious and know very well that state power can be manipulated to produce any outcome."

Comments
  • Lauden Kirk - 2012-03-12 08:54

    Cheers to that Johnny walker blue in one hand and a Cuban in the other. Cheers to that

      Chris - 2012-03-12 09:47

      you should be regulated to jail you @#$%

      Janice - 2012-03-12 09:47

      I wonder why the Madam is respected??? Because she EARNED it!!!!!!!!!

      Putin the " - 2012-03-12 09:51

      On a serious note,I listened to the guy and I'm impressed with the consistant manner in which he answers the question, he is good with politics and knows what to say. Don't hate the player, hate the game

      Wade - 2012-03-12 09:55

      LOL really and this guy actually has supporters and wants back in the ANC....really? wow.

      Linda - 2012-03-12 10:03

      The issue is about regulation of the media. I definitely think they should be regulated - they should be limited to reporting on comments made by relevant people with IQs in double digits - and stop reporting on comments made by a racist idiot. If Malema says the earth is flat I am sure they would report on that as well. All it shows is that there are reporters who are too lazy to find real stories - so they follow Juju around so they can repeat the crap that he spews.

      procold2 - 2012-03-12 10:10

      the media is democracy you little twerp, are you worried what is going to be printed about your finaces ?

      Gustav - 2012-03-12 10:11

      yawn....... any1 for some coffee?

      msendi - 2012-03-12 10:11

      What did Madam do to earn the respect of the media? I am not a fan of Malema, but I agree with what he said about the media in South Africa. They sell us lies everyday. When they decide to apologise for the wrong story, they don't refund us…

      Jonathon - 2012-03-12 10:12

      You're suspended.... Nobody likes you anymore.... Stop trying to suck up to the party that just fired you by agreeing to their disgusting outlook on our freedom of speech!!!

      Elle-Black - 2012-03-12 10:13

      @ Putin you are easily impressed dude

      Jacqui - 2012-03-12 10:54

      Putin, you are impressed with him?. Little brains are easily satisified.

      Ian - 2012-03-12 11:00

      I agree with JUJU, that way we dont have to listen to all his dribble...

      Alan - 2012-03-12 11:04

      Ouch - I made a comment with a word "Malenema' in it. Seems like News24 did the News24 thing and deleted it. Self regulators?

      alansmartSnr - 2012-03-12 21:37

      @ Ashuvha.. A grade 10 qualification and an outdated 486 'puter does not make u a well educated person. In your environment perhaps but your comment shows just how inadequetly your small little brain fuctions. Rather try writing a diary and perhaps in 20 years you'l see how stupid you sounded today!

      gbbfg - 2012-03-13 10:57

      msendi: What lies? Examples. Now please.

  • Bluecrest - 2012-03-12 08:55

    More crap from the ultimate idiot!!!

      Andrew - 2012-03-12 09:46

      What an A-Hole! He loves the media when he is bad mouthing the ANC leaders and proclaiming to serve the poor. As well when he wants his voice to be heard about nationalization and taking the land with no payment. This idiot is like a chamelion constantly changing to suit himself. He should go back to Limpopo and tend his cows.

      David - 2012-03-12 10:14

      To true my dear man. Julia$$hole Malema does not know the first thing about politics, and claims to fight for the poor. Why dont you sell your big house and flashy cars and help the poor , you loudmouthed idiot, get a life, and a proper job, and stay out of politics.

  • Pythagoras - 2012-03-12 08:58

    You mean the white man has to be regulated not the media? You are just a racist fat pig!

  • guyt1 - 2012-03-12 09:00

    When will this cretin shut his fat mouth

      Dale - 2012-03-12 09:02

      When will News24 stop so we can all move on? Does he deserve this amount of attention?

      Alan - 2012-03-12 10:19

      YEah - I am getting spewed with KFC pieces.

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-03-12 14:05

      just simply move on...simple really!

  • Anastasia - 2012-03-12 09:04

    No regulation of the media, so long as there are nasty f***ers like juju running around. The only regalatory bodies he needs to know about are the police, the receiver of revenue, and the judiciary.

      Anastasia - 2012-03-12 12:42

      *regulatory*, sigh, rough monday...

      Cynthia - 2012-03-12 13:45

      Couldn't have said it better! Well done.

  • Freddie - 2012-03-12 09:04

    Malema, your personal opinion is of no interest to us. You do not speak on behalf of any institution any longer. You are finished, now go away.

  • Cathy - 2012-03-12 09:08

    Respect is earned you fool!

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-03-12 09:08

    How about, don't be corrupt, don't make excuses and don't have a reason for the media to write something about you? Simple! If the DA do something wrong, we will hear about it just as much, the only difference is that they aren't as messed up. Malema wants a media that doesnt report on embarrassing situations that he and the ANC create for themselves. If you want to be the center of attention and blast your mouth at every opportunity, you should expect media coverage.

      Michelle - 2012-03-12 12:42

      Yep, his "begging" to be forgiven by the ANC must be very humiliating and then to have it out there for all to see and surely he must realise just how thick he sometimes sounds?

  • Deon - 2012-03-12 09:09

    We should stop listening to this clown. He is a nobody.

      Alan - 2012-03-12 10:21

      who is listening? I just read his cr*p for entertainment value. Maybe this is his last ditch attempt for redemption - coz SARS and the Hawks are going to shut him up for good unless there is political interference.

  • NrGx - 2012-03-12 09:10

    "madam" Zille has earned respect, and you juju...well havnt! Why should people, including the media, respect corrupt, lying thieves? Why dont you do something good for the people, perhaps then the media would have something nice to say about you. But alas, this is just juju now singing the anc tune so he can stay

  • Trevor - 2012-03-12 09:12

    Racist idiot....Helen Zille is an EDUCATED WOMAN who KNOWS what she is talking about and KNOWS about RESTRAINT, she THINKS before she SPEAK!! You on the other hand are like a brick, there is no filter between your brain and mouth but that is to be expected from an uneducated boy who is to thick to EVER understand that respect and MANNERS gets you ALOT further than acting like a SPOILT RACIST BRAT!

      alansmartSnr - 2012-03-12 21:43

      @ Trevor.. Could not have put it better myself!

  • Kraken - 2012-03-12 09:12

    Maybe there is a reason the media only respects Helen Zille. She is the only one worth respecting.

  • Desiree - 2012-03-12 09:13

    Media destroy democracy?? - once again you contradict yourself Juju, go get a proper education

      Alan - 2012-03-12 10:24

      Talk of contradiction - this morning the news quoted Fatboy as saying to the ANC "I am sorry if I offended anyone in the ANC, but I have nothing to apologise about". I rest my case.

  • Nicholas - 2012-03-12 09:14

    Why is the media so obsessed on reporting every bit of drivel that comes out of this idiots mouth?? They hang onto his every word, do they not want him to go away? People who visit our shores who read this rubbish must wonder what the hell is going on here.

  • Elle-Black - 2012-03-12 09:15

    The media will destroy democracy? What about the bile you spew Malema how is that gonna benefit democracy? then maybe you too should be regulated.

  • Frederik - 2012-03-12 09:15

    Mr Malema's new house costs as much as 355 low cost housing units. He is thinking of the poor? Bull!

  • tacod - 2012-03-12 09:16

    This young man will continue to spit at the media for reflecting him in a bad way-the way he behaves- till he can start to do some good for the people and not just for himself. Is it not time that Malema does some good for the nation instead of always attempting to hit the headlines for his evil streaks. Mr. Malema, would you support a Cancer awareness drive like the one planned by pole2poleandback and do something positive instead of spreading divide in the country. search the internet for worthy causes and let the media report on them to improve your image to the world. Do something positive and the media will report and you can astonish even your worst critics. Rather make a positive impact on one persons life than making a negative impact on a hundred lives.

  • erleenw - 2012-03-12 09:17

    What is so mind-boggling is that juju really seems to believe the diabolical drivel that spews from his mouth!! Try regulating what you say juju not the media from printing what you say!

  • Sekalf - 2012-03-12 09:18

    when does News 24 stop reporting about this idiot - this is the 3rd headline today which contains this idiots name.

  • jody.beggs - 2012-03-12 09:19

    Headline should read : Malema needs to be regulated. Damn the man.

  • jacques.baben - 2012-03-12 09:20

    Eisch! Julius should receive the Mampara of the Decade award, again and again and again.

  • Klaas - 2012-03-12 09:21

    Respect cannot be demanded. Respect can only be earned! Julius, when is the last time you earned any respect from anybody?

      Tony Lapson - 2012-03-12 09:25

      You mean, "from anyone who isnt in an extremely desperate situation who are willing to support anyone who will speak on their behalf, whether it is from the window of a R16m home or a Mercedes.

  • Karmah - 2012-03-12 09:21

    The only THING that should be regualted is You malema

  • Colin - 2012-03-12 09:22

    Love this gangster. Calls for respect while insulting "the madam" (whose takkies he is not worthy to clean) Now he is grovelling to the ANC because HIS lack of respect for its processes have bitten him and following its anti-media line. The only question is: is the senior ANC (which did elect Jacob 783, after all) as stupid as its Youth League?

  • Francois - 2012-03-12 09:22

    This idiot was suspended fom the ANC. Why is it that he still have a voice on everything? When will this irritating man stop?

  • eugene.joshua - 2012-03-12 09:24

    haebo juli-ass as the "Madam" said during her brilliant speech at the DA's Provincial Congress, "Don't touch us on our Constitution". You and your cronies dislike a free and independent media because they are exposing you, now you want to take away one of the fundamental pillars of democracy just so that you can be cushioned from scrutiny! Get lost! The media treats everyone the same, even Helen Zille is roasted by the media if needed!

  • PieterWolf - 2012-03-12 09:24

    Smoking pot again are we ????

      Sean - 2012-03-12 09:30

      I think he is on tik :)

      Alan - 2012-03-12 10:26

      yeah - he is on Tik... SARS is investigating .. TIk Tok Tik Tok

      Karlien - 2012-03-12 11:05

      impossible...people on tik are usually skinny, hehehehe

      Tony Lapson - 2012-03-12 11:26

      At the same time, people on pot are usually peaceful and placid. I think we can assume that he is on something much more hardcore.

      Karlien - 2012-03-12 13:42

      I think he is high on the smell of money, Tony.

  • Nigel - 2012-03-12 09:24

    he hates the media almost as much as he hates whites, why? because it exposes his lying & stealing, the truth hurts hey Mr Malema.

  • SARealist - 2012-03-12 09:25

    JM the Mini Amin at his best - trying to kill Press Freedom. His recent wearing the black beret sends out the message that he has now joined the ranks of an army as a soldier! Must be a subtle signal that he is at war with the ANC?

  • sariena.robbertse - 2012-03-12 09:29

    Madam Zille is your master in brains.Go back to woodwork .You lost a chip of wood in your head.Poor you malama.No brain,no pain..

  • Martin - 2012-03-12 09:30

    looking for attention again

  • Rhyno - 2012-03-12 09:31

    Maybe the Madam is the only one talking sense...

  • sariena.robbertse - 2012-03-12 09:32

    louisa must be braindead.Sorry.Nothing can help you with that

  • Steven - 2012-03-12 09:32

    Strange how he used the media to rise in popularity and get his despotic messages broadcast across the nation. Stranger how he calls for the regulation now that his trials and tribulations were exposed by the same media.

  • Giuliano - 2012-03-12 09:33

    @Louisa..you talk as much nonsense al fatboy Malema.

      Louisa - 2012-03-12 09:53

      Why, because we hit the nail where it hurts the most???

      David - 2012-03-12 10:26

      I wish i could slap the person who gave life to this idiot

      Omrisho - 2012-03-12 10:30

      yo mc... can't even come up with a decent diss... shame

      Sekalf - 2012-03-12 11:49

      XXX ...and the 'DONKEY OF THE BLOG' Award goes to Louisa - Well done Louisa

  • Peter - 2012-03-12 09:34

    Is this about Malema again? Yawn yawn yawn .... !

  • Gavin - 2012-03-12 09:36

    What a coward, instead of behaving properly he'd rather muzzle the media. If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear o Son of Satan.

  • James - 2012-03-12 09:37

    If Malema had any interest in the poor perhaps he, as other youth leaders have done, would have contemplated youth leadership programs and the like to better not only themselves but also the majority. Instead he prefers to antagonise

  • Hugh - 2012-03-12 09:38

    News 24, the fatboy isn't suspended, he has been banished, as in kicked out, fired, disgraced, without portfolio or membership, gone, stripped, dishonorably discharged, kaput, removed, dismissed, eliminated, discardedexpelled, exiled, deported, evicted, ejected. Therefore, he is no loger of any relivance and his comments are nothing but grandstanding and no longer news worthy. Please get it right.

      Alan - 2012-03-12 11:00

      I think he still has a few more days to appeal before he hits the streets??

  • Kerry - 2012-03-12 09:43

    What is it with this IDIOT when is he going to SHUT THE F*&k UP! gees man he is like a freeking parasite!

  • i.see.a.cupcake - 2012-03-12 09:45

    why is he still talking?

  • Wilma Crous - 2012-03-12 09:45

    No Malema, you should be regulated!!

  • Narike - 2012-03-12 09:47

    Malema should be regulated, media. Five/six Malema stories in top news? There's a whole world out there, you know!

  • Mark - 2012-03-12 09:48

    Why is the town-clown still in the news?? He should be just a regular person now, no-one special anymore, right?? REGULATE yourselves and pleeeeeease STOP reporting every word he says, its getting really boring now...

  • Wilma Crous - 2012-03-12 09:52

    What good exactly has Malema done Louisa? What has he achieved for the poor? Malema is big mouth & no action!! We are way past the black & white "thing". We want results now, no matter your colour. The "madam" has shown us results, pity she is white, perhaps if she were black you'd b singing her praises!!!(Gee I so, hate the madam's dancing!!!!)

      Louisa - 2012-03-12 10:30

      You should have listened to him on SABC1 last night, what he has done n limpopo. As for my ANC they have done alot in the township and rural areas. Pity the media chose to ignore the good that my beloved ANC has done to the majorty of ths country. Even poor whites have received their RDP houses.

      Jacqui - 2012-03-12 11:06

      Louisa, your beloved ANC looks after number one first, themselves. It's a disgrace that children have to walk miles to school for crummy education and it is a disgrace that people have no running water. In the meantime your beloved ANC can't stop spending money that don't belong to them on their selves. So idolize them, they need people like you who don't ask questions about a bill of R650.000 for three days stay at a luxury spa while pretending they are holding a conference. It's disgusting Get real.

      Deon - 2012-03-12 11:33

      The only thing he helped doing in Limpopo is to help making the province bankrupt.

      David - 2012-03-12 11:53

      @louisa i saw your family standing on the corner in a dream i had, want to know why, Julia$$ got what he wanted and threw you away like he will everyone else

  • Steve - 2012-03-12 09:52

    malema is a form of media -regulate him

      Alan - 2012-03-12 11:05

      Just need to shove a Rounder in his Pie Hole

  • rory.short1 - 2012-03-12 09:53

    Malema said: "I have no fear of anything, but I am politically conscious and know very well that state power can be manipulated to produce any outcome." Exactly, he said it himself, that is why we need press freedom not state appointed regulation. W hy can't he see it?

  • Carry - 2012-03-12 09:54

    This country will never be able to start the healing process with the constant racist drivel from this man.

  • christian.helberg - 2012-03-12 09:55

    Can anyone please explain to me why the hell we are still hearing from this idiot, he is a nothing, why does his useless opinion have to be reported on?

  • Kagiso Tlhakung - 2012-03-12 09:56

    the mafia bosses hv removed my comment lmao, see wat i mean

      Tony Lapson - 2012-03-12 10:04

      LOL paranoid idiot. Your comment is still there.