Wednesday’s Piece

(Submitted to the Rhodesia Herald by JL but rejected for publication, i.e. censored)

I believe it is called ‘Journalistic Licence’ when a  newspaper does what the Sunday Herald did to the M’kudu story on Sunday last (see also yesterday’s Rhodesia Herald) – slipping in to headlines and text inflammatory words like “Mau Mau” which excite interest. I think it stinks and, significantly, I am reminded of the infamous Rhodesian Front black/white ‘school legs’ advertisement of November (1962?). If I were Mr. M’kudu I would protest most vigorously.

John Lentell

25th March, 1969

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