Siaya Senator James Orengo on Thursday exposed Nation Media Group’s shady credibility after he pointed out a misleading piece of information in one of their publications titled, “Daniel Moi, the perfect barnstormer in Kenyan politics.”
It was the section below from the article shared online that caught the Senior Counsel’s attention.
“So powerful was he [Moi] that Western media always likened him to French King Louis XVI and his famous statement: L’état, c’est moi, meaning “I am the State”.
He corrected that it was not actually not French King Louis XVI, but Louis XIV, that was famous for the quote.
The leader in argument occupied the French throne for 72 years, most of them in the 17th century.
He became the quintessential European absolute monarch.
Orengo’s tweet soon prompted netizens to descend upon the media house, calling it out for spreading false information.
Others took the opportunity to appreciate the lawyer’s vast knowledge of history.
The problem with modern journos is that they don’t care to research before they disseminate factually incorrect information. This is a tragedy for us and we shall one day pay dearly for such grave errors. Google and Wikipedia are there to make research so much easier. Sad. pic.twitter.com/KML7AlTvkN— John Ogola (@jjogola) February 6, 2020
Easy those are Juniors in media 😂😂😂— Frank Mtetezi 🗨️🇰🇪 (@FrankMtetezi) February 6, 2020
NASA hao😂😂— mtu_kutu (@shadrack_sila) February 6, 2020
The walking encyclopedia.— Shadrack Nyonje (@diezaortizz) February 6, 2020
Githeri media who can’t even fact check with Google 🤣🤣🤣🤣— 🌴☥ N.e.f.e.r.t.i.t.i ☥🌴 🥇 (@africanqueenmum) February 6, 2020
Educate this zombiefied media 😂— Dickens Okuyo (@SirDickenso) February 6, 2020
Githeri media— Paul njuri (@njuri_paul) February 6, 2020
Those are Kenyan slay journalists, they are too busy chasing likes to countercheck anything.— Secular Kenyan 🇰🇪 (@Secular_Kenyan) February 6, 2020