More than 500 South Africans are against the Media Tribunal. I know, I counted them all.
Prominent people oppose the Media Tribunal
Some of the sane people opposed to the Media Tribunal include Pick n Pay's CEO and the US Ambassador.
People at grassroots level oppose the Media Tribunal
This is ironic because according to Jacob Zuma, the Media Tribunal is designed to protect ordinary people who he thinks are too stupid to know about the ombudsman or who cannot afford court proceedings against the boogy man media.
Well, if us ordinary, grassroots level South Africans are such high flyers that we need a Media Tribunal that censors the press to protect our anonymous reputations then why do we feel this way about the proposed media tribunal?
- YES to Media FREEDOM. NO to Hitler's sentiments over the journos!
- Don't touch me on my media.
- I think someone once said something about history repeating itself. This farce is a bloody tragedy.
- Most certainly - it's the run up to the Fourth Reich - The African Chapter.
- This is exactly what the ANC fought against in the APARTHEID years, now THEY are simply re-branding it as DARKER APARTHEID!
These gems were taken from the comments on the No Media Tribunal twibbon page.
The ombudsman is jacked up
Smart, educated, experienced black people are the last kind of people the ANC wants. It's not so easy to sell them the revolutionary rhetoric of 'we're the liberation party, if you don't vote for us apartheid is coming back'. More like the libation party because they all seem drunk to me.
This is why the current press ombudsman, Joe Thloloe is having such a sweaty time in the hot seat. This is why Mzilikazi wa Afrika is having such a tough time to stay out of jail, and why convicted fraudsters like Schabir Shaik gets parole. Jackie Selebi will probably catch something like a near-lethal ingrown toenail soon. We need this Media Tribunal like a fish needs a bicycle.
It's up to you to guard our freedom!
Thank you so much to all those who have joined the debate and have voiced concern over the Media Tribunal. I know many of you felt patriotic when you stuck those retarded condom flags on your car mirrors and I laughed at you for turning your cars into twat mobiles. Now it's my turn to feel patriotic, not because of some liberation movement or some politician, but thanks to ordinary South Africans who realise that treating free speech you dislike with censorship is akin to treating dandruff by decapitation, like Saint Frank Zappa used to say.