Move Magazine Blatantly Lies To Its Readers

It is one thing to play on semantics to sell your magazine but it's another to lie to your readers to lure them into buying your product. On its cover Move quotes Teko's wife, Felicia, as having said 'Teko Modise left me for a man' yet when you read the article there is nowhere she says Teko is gay or had a relationship with a man. So what does this headline mean?


What has journalism come to in this country? The only reference to homosexuality in the article is when the wife is claiming that she came home one day to find Teko's friend washing his clothes and underwears. She allegedly says the incident bothered her.



The journo even quoted her saying she doesn't believe that Teko is gay though his closeness with his guy friends did bother her. Yes, she says she did wonder is he was perhaps Bisexual but that was dispelled by the fulfilling intimate relationship they had. On the other paragraph the mag claims that Teko is having a relationship with a cheerleader. 

A little too suave for your woman, Mr Modise?

Now, maybe I'm a little slow but you say someone is GAY on the front page and then you say he is in love with a cheerleader on the actual article. So which is it? Did he leave his wife for a man or is he having an affair with a cheerleader? If the journo does not know the answer, she should have ascertained the facts before letting that line be printed on a front-page.


Ag nee maan. I know salacious gossip sells but where is journalistic integrity in all of this. Maybe I should have gone into law, I would specialise in lawsuits against tabloids in this country. I'd be filthy rich in no time. These journos are so lazy nowadays. They never bother to verify information before running it in their publications.


And what are the editors of these publications being paid for? Some mistakes should not be pointed out by readers before an editor can act. What is his/her job if journos can just run with every false information they can come up with to meet their job quota. Disgraceful.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

We've alteady read about this in other leading blogs. Write about other intersting issues or topics.

sekhaolelo said...

Sometimes you even wonder whether to believe more than half of the things in tabloid magazines....Teko is a catch for a lot of 'guys'...
Though he is my favourate soccer playyer, don't taint his reputation. State facts - whatever they are, and they need to stop all these propaganda

Phil Mphela said...

Well Anonymous. Go back to those leading blogs of yours. I write whats on my mind here. This is my blog and I share my opinion on any topic that interests me. If I wake up tomorrow and feel like sharing my thoughts on Fikile Mbalula's sex scandals, I will even though the story was run through every blog in this country. My blog, my platform. If you don't like it, don't come back. Simple.

Wesley Dion said...

With so much uncertain statements in one publication, one may start to wonder if Teko's wife really gave them the story.Perhaps it might be a close pal for all we know, I strongly agree with Phil these journalists are getting lazy by minute. We deserve proper news.

Me said...

Ufuna ntoni kwi-blog ka Phil if you feel the topic is stale. As he has said, stay away. This blog is for people to discuss/ disagree on topics being discussed if you are not one of them then...

Anonymous said...

I know this is an old post, but I must respond. There are alot of ways to twist stories and sensationalise things and yu are right, tabloids do not promote ethical journalism and are terrible. But why would a magazine with put quote marks if that was not a quote from the wife claiming it was. There is a lot more to lose than to gain in this case, as the wife could easily win a case in court against the magazine easily if this is not true. Clearly they have enough evidence to be confident enough to quote.

ALTHOUGH TABLOIDS PROMOTE SLANDER BUT REALLY WHERE THERE IS SMOKE, THERE IF FIRE ... excuse the caps.

Anonymous said...

so what

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