Wednesday, May 08, 2013

News vs Propaganda

My eye was caught by these two contrasting headlines. You wouldn't have thought that they were covering the same story.

From Independent Newspapers: Zille’s Gupta complaint dismissed

From Daily Maverick: The New Age vs. Helen Zille – TNA eats humble pie 

I guess we are a long way from The Star's slogan of 'telling it like it is'. Even if one argues that technically the IOL headline is correct, both the headline and the article read like propaganda. I might be about to hit the unsubscribe button!

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