12 July 2012
The MSM/Marxist marriage break-up and the Tony O’Reilly split
By Mike Smith
12th of July 2012
I just couldn’t suppress a wry smile when I read that Independent Newspapers & Media in South Africa was up for sale.
INM confirms papers may be sold
INM international and its South African arm that includes 14 English newspapers amongst others “The Argus”, “The Cape Times”, etc obviously belongs to the Irish billionaire Tony O’Reilly, the former British & Irish Lions Rugby player and former CEO of Heinz baked beans.
O’Reilly is a personal friend of terrorist and mass murderer Nelson Mandela. In 1993 Nelson Mandela spent Christmas at Tony O’Reilly’s holiday house in Lyford Cay, a gated private community in Nassau in the Bahamas. Shortly afterwards O’Reilly bought the Argus Group of newspapers in South Africa that was formerly owned by the Oppenheimer family and their Anglo American Corporation. Through the Apartheid Years the Argus group had the monopoly on English news in South Africa and was vehemently critical of the Apartheid government.
O'Reilly buys 31% of South African newspaper group
The rise of a modern media empire – with a little help from Nelson
O’Reilly also bought 60% of Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe in 1992 after he invited and entertained fellow Jesuit initiate, dictator and mass murderer Robert Mugabe at his mansion in Kilcullen, County Kildare, in the eastern part of Ireland where they had mass together in O’Reilly’s private chapel. They are big buddies.
Just remember for a moment what Mugabe’s Zanu-PF guerrillas did in the Vumba Mountains in June 1978. Mugabe’s “freedom fighters” murdered nine British missionaries and four children, one of them a month old. The women were raped, and one child carried the imprint of a boot on its shattered head. Source
Just a few years later. Mr. O'Reilly as the CEO of Heinz Food company at the time, cut a deal to make edible oils, margarine and soap in Zimbabwe in 1982, when many executives feared dealing with President Robert Mugabe's Marxist Government. The result: Heinz invested about $13 million and now makes about that each year from its Zimbabwe operations. Source
That is why Tony O’Reilly and his newspapers could turn a blind eye to the atrocities of Mugabe in 2001 when he chased the white farmers off their land and in 2008 when he stole the Zimbabwean election that he actually lost.
I suppose you cannot let morals, ethics or simply a conscience get in the way when profits are to be made.
Nevertheless, since 1994 the Independent Group of Newspapers basically became the ANC’s mouthpiece. For years they have manipulated news and dressed it up in politically correct drag as we exposed many times on SA Sucks and this blog.
It is a well known fact that the reporters of INM newspapers could be bought and the ANC did just that. They constantly paid journalists like Ashley Smith and Joseph Aranes to write favourable articles about them or not to write bad things at all.
Journo: “I was paid”
Whistleblowers point fingers at more journalists
Shocking report: The rotten world of corrupt journalism in South Africa
But their biggest crimes are the hiding of the truth on farm murders and the true state of crime in South Africa. They always wanted to stand hand around the bladder with their buddies in the ANC…stuff the victims of crime and farm murders.
But this love affair between the MSM and the ANC soured a little since the ANC called the printed media a "a protection racket" and started talking about a Media Appeals Tribunal
“The ANC also proposed that Parliament look into the ownership and control of the print media, which it says is too white and too commercial.”
The ANC also passed the Protection of State Information Bill that will ensure the corrupt scum in government cannot be investigated and they can steal to their hearts content. Journalists who do can be jailed for up to 25 years.
South Africa passes secrecy bill
Black day for press freedom in SA
There is no doubt that journalism and freedom of the press is under severe threat in the New (improved) South Africa…And Mr, sorry Dr. Sir Tony O’Reilly knows it only too well. That is why he is packing up his SA operation.
Trying to regulate the media puts the ANC in a bad light. The ANC knows well enough that there is only one real way to control the news and that is to own it.
The fanatical SACP communists want the Independent Newspapers broken up Break up Independent News: SACP
SACP deputy secretary-general Jeremy Cronin told journalists the Irish owners of the group had been guilty of asset stripping its SA operations and that some “R500 million has been shipped out of the country”.
The Financial Times reported that likely buyers could include Shanduka Investment Holdings, run by Cyril Ramaphosa, and Sekunjalo Investment Holdings. Sekunjalo chief executive Iqbal Survé was reportedly sighted at the INM annual general meeting in Dublin early last month.
It is also understood that the Guptas, who own The New Age newspaper, have expressed an interest in acquiring INMSA.
INM confirms SA papers may be sold
Now isn’t it ironic that Cyril Ramaphosa’s company might buy the INM group of Newspapers? He was one of the ANC’s chief negotiators at Codesa when he and Roelf Meyer negotiated about “Checks and Balances” such a free and independent press. The now famous “Checks and balances” that F.W. de Klerk assured us would be in place to protect our freedoms…
Oh, it’s all going for a ball of shit now…Independent Newspapers are selling out to the ANC. Soon the only news you will be able to read in South Africa will be issued by the ANC’s Polit Bureau.