Pa­per a mouth­piece for ANC

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Chris Lom­bard

THE STAR news­pa­per has be­come the new mouth­piece of the ANC, as wit­nessed in the Jan­uary 6 edition.

The pa­per car­ried in­put re­gard­ing the up­com­ing ANC 105th-year an­niver­sary fes­tiv­i­ties on no fewer than five of its pages – 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7.

The new top guy re­cently said in this news­pa­per that he was go­ing to vig­or­ously drive trans­for­ma­tion of the pa­per by ap­point­ing blacks to key ed­i­to­rial, jour­nal­is­tic and other po­si­tions within the news­room.

I have no is­sue with this move.

How­ever, I can­not un­der­stand the ex­ces­sive ex­po­sure of the ANC’s 105th an­niver­sary fes­tiv­i­ties; or is it, as sug­gested in the first para­graph, that the di­rec­tion in which The Star ap­pears to be mov­ing is to unashamedly sup­port the ANC?

The re­ports bor­der on pro­pa­ganda.

Any other op­po­si­tion party would have re­ceived scant recog­ni­tion of a sim­i­lar event.

Come on, chaps, keep the news­pa­per as apo­lit­i­cal as pos­si­ble. Springs

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