South Africa: Richard Poplak's 'Analysis' of the DA Is Evidence-Free and From a Parallel Universe

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Having worked in DA politics and government for over a decade, I never cease to be amazed at how poisonous the manufactured outrage of sideline spectators like Poplak is.

(Editor's note: While we are happy to afford the Right of Reply to the DA, we stand by Richard Poplak's reporting.)

In his Daily Maverick piece Get Out - a gutted DA stumbles into the past of 25 October 2019, Richard Poplak presents his personal prejudice about the Democratic Alliance as objective truth.

His winding, contrived tome is yet another example of the media's obsession with the cult-like politics of personality and race. All that these evidence-free opinions, presented as facts, serve to do is divert attention from the real issues bringing South Africa to its knees.

Having worked in DA politics and government for over a decade, I never cease to be amazed at how just poisonous the manufactured outrage of sideline spectators like Poplak is. Writing for each other (rather than the public), these commentators use their "wokeness" to compensate for their own elevated social positions and present their subjective, evidence-free opinions as objective truths.

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