Media glorify Mandela but he was no Gandhi

How about balance in the reporting of Nelson Mandela? The glowing tributes are too much.

One ludicrous suggestion compared Mandela to Gandhi. Nonsense. Look at Gandhi’s life and then look at the ANC, and their use of petrol-filled car tyres, hung around the necks of victims and then set alight. It must have been the most horrific, painful, slow death.

Gandhi was a pacifist, who would have never have allowed such atrocities. Gandhi was also anti-abortion, because he defended the most vulnerable, born or not. Please, people, find out the facts behind the airbrushing of history that is happening in the media today. If it was the death of a pope, even the most popular one ever, there would be more balance in the obituaries than there is in the one-sided glorification of Mandela.

Only God will judge him now.

Eamon Reilly


Co Westmeath

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