A new upcoming book being promoted by an unknown publishing company on Twitter has faced mockery for what looks like a bit of a Photoshop fail.
Twitter user Andrew Fraser pointed out this weekend that the cover of the supposed new book “The Most Corrupt Journalists of South Africa” written by “Black Agenda” was clearly a photoshopped version of another book’s promotional image.
— Diamond Publishers (@SAblackAgenda) July 25, 2017
That book, Manage Your Day-to-Day, edited by Jocelyn K Glei, was published in 2013 under an Amazon self-publishing imprint.
Take a look at the original below:
The book by Black Agenda claims it will “expose” the supposed corrupt practices of prominent journalists Sam Sole, Ferial Haffajee, Peter Bruce and Adriaan Basson.
Perhaps not coincidentally, these are some of the most prominent names mentioned by Black First Land First as part of a list of journalists who they have been attacking.
The Gupta family and their businesses have been exposed in recent months for a campaign originally managed by British PR company Bell Pottinger that used fake Twitter accounts to push an agenda claiming that “white monopoly capital” is behind South Africa’s problems.
This was allegedly done in order to deflect attention from state capture allegations against President Jacob Zuma, his family, and the Guptas.
Bell Pottinger has since apologised for its role, although the campaign continues nevertheless.
Has anyone noticed anything strange about this "book"? Hint: read the spine. pic.twitter.com/4RfCR6xnVF
— Andrew Fraser (@Arfness) July 29, 2017
Fraser’s tweet elicited some of the following comments:
Guptabots seem to like Photoshop rather a lot. Well spotted!
— John Endres (@senderman) July 29, 2017
Can't even get Photoshop right, wants to write book 😂🤡
— William Erasmus 🇿🇦 🇨🇦 (@willyerasmus) July 29, 2017