Time for the media to catch a wake up over EFF

William Saunderson-Meyer.

William Saunderson-Meyer.

It’s easy to forget that 94 out of every 100 voters in the May general elections did not choose the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

Going by the South African media, though, one might think it’s the other way round.

Such is the media enchantment with EFF antics. Such is their obsession with every move of its leader, the red-bereted, self-styled Commander-in-Chief, Julius Malema.

Media publicity is aiding an organisation that is at its core antidemocratic and violent. The journalistic response to this comes straight off the shelf. They don’t decree what counts as news, they merely cover it.

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