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Sensationalist reportage overshadows hard-hitting revelation

10 March 2014, 10:56

It is interesting that most of today’s, Monday, headlines read that “Lekota defends Malema,” not in details, the Congress of the People’s (COPE’s) manifesto. In his speech, COPE President Mosiua Lekota made a startling revelation that the country is in debt, to the tune of trillion. One would have thought that this revelation would be the one dominating the news headlines, however, as usual, the media chose sensationalism over important news. It is not surprising, though. By now, one has become accustomed to this kind of below par reportage, primarily centred on sensationalism. In its election manifesto COPE promise to, among other things, downsize the cabinet, for an electoral reform to allow the citizens to elect  the president, premiers and the local government. It has also promised to invest in training and skills development. There are some of the news ought to have made headlines.

Our media is so obsessed with sensationalism so much that ignore the hard-hitting facts Lekota laid bare. The media should investigate if indeed the country is in debt.  

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