Sycophancy in Soweto
Amusing how supposedly hard-bitten journalists go all weak at the knees and pre-pubescent girlish whenever any of the following magical spells are uttered – Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama…
Yesterday on the ITV news the male reporter actually said that pictures of Mrs Obama and Mandela were “tender images”. How many other senior politicians enjoy such gushing press?
Derek Turner, 21 June 2011