CHRIS ROPER: How the media broke the news
Much of the breathless reporting of UCT lecturer Lwazi Lushaba’s now-infamous political science lecture is based on 12 seconds of a 55-minute video. Context is everything
"TimesLive has seen a 12-second clip of the video." My heart sank when I read this sentence, embedded in the middle of a story titled "UCT Launches Investigation into Academic’s Lecture on Adolf Hitler".
That relatively measured headline was marred by one important factual inaccuracy — Lwazi Lushaba’s lecture was not "on Adolf Hitler". Hitler was simply used as an example in a lecture about the evolution of the discipline of political science...
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