Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Sun - Blatant disregard for checking basic facts!

3 Bulls of April: Inspirational story of Kalu, Dangote and Adenuga.
By Mike Awoyinfa and Dimgba Igwe

is the title of yet another "sensational" and obviously irrelevant headline of SUN newspapers. "Na today you know?" might be your response but seeing that the Authors of the said article are both the MD and DMD of SUN, I assumed it would have substance. What triggered my anger lies toward the end of the first paragraph

"Now, what the three men of money have in common is the fact that they were all born in April under the Taurus zodiac sign of the bull. Otunba Mike Adenuga will be 55 on April 29. Aliko Dangote was 51 on April 10 and Dr. Orji Kalu would be 48 on April 21. "

I immediadely detected a very big flaw in that statement. Tarus is April 21- May 21. DANGOTE is ARIES!! (March 21 - April 20) (Orji barely made it)

The essence of this my writing is to show how low Nigerian journalism has sunk. If the HEAD journalists of “the king of the tabloid” can make such a grave error , what is expected of their subordinates? Grave, because that is what the whole article is hinged on. Pleasing their boss Orji Kalu (He owns SUN) should not mean they should be so ……..

Oo

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Cybele said...

Thanks for writing this.

The experiences of an achiever....... said...

I think the sun newspaper is hodgepodge...figments of many people's imaginations strung together...they ALWAYS have the most ludicrous stories!! I have long since given up on their veracity!