ANC’S to blame, not journalists
JABULANI Sikhakhane writes about the quality of journalism, or lack thereof (“Journalism responsible for its own problems”, Weekend Argus, November 26).
This seems a rather smug attempt to justify the Protection of State Information Bill.
He says: “Politicians get their marching orders from you every five years.” And he quotes widely from non-sa sources regarding media playing a quasi-political role.
He uses the word “democracy” in a SA political context twice and warns that journalism is on a slippery slope unless it shows greater responsibility.
Is he not overlooking some fundamental facts about SA and democracy?
We live in a highly polarised, politicised society, where the ANC seeks at least 65 percent of the vote.
With the SA mindset mired in a one-party ethos and the ANC’S glib acceptance of it, doesn’t this make any serious discussion premature?