Truth, trolls and the media on trial

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- businesslive.co.za | 2 weeks ago

A prime example of this is the case of journalist Barry Bateman and his use of the second-most insulting P-word (after "politician") in relation to the EFF’s Beloved Leader, Julius Malema.

To recap, for those who have forgotten: Bateman was interviewing Malema at a press conference about two separate incidents. The first, charges against Malema for illegally firing a gun at a rally in East London.

The second, charges against him of aggravated assault, stemming from footage released of him and Slightly Less Beloved Leader and celebrity rugby fan Ndlozi allegedly in an altercation with a police officer at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s funeral.

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