Star-tling Stupidity

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by Eyes Wide Open What a fiasco! More than that, it just demonstrates how removed from reality the movers and shakers in Malaysia are. The Star Online created a poll to ask if the Bersih rally should be allowed. Specifically the question asked was: “What is your view of the proposed Bersih 2.0 rally on … Continue reading

Malaysian Media Promotes Racist Fascism

Is it just us, or does this picture look REALLY familiar?

by Eyes Wide Open You can always predict the mood of the BN by reading between the lines of MSM reports. Leading up to the 2008 elections, the mood was arrogance personified as page after page was rife with stories of how great BN politicians are, how stupid Opposition politicians were and how subservient the … Continue reading

Arrest Datuk T, and don’t forget the reporters and editors!

By Reina In Malaysia, you are free to take pictures or videos of your naked self or while doing sexual acts. But the minute you distribute these pictures or video clips or screen them in public places, that’s when the law kicks in and it is deemed a criminal offence. This is where Datuk T, … Continue reading

Beyond the traditional ‘bad news sells’

A man infected with cholera receives tre

Pix: HECTOR RETAMAL, AFP/Getty More often than not we’ve been critical of Star. However, today we’ve something positive to say in that the paper has recently been giving coverage to Haiti. Even Utusan has. It’s good that our local MSM are doing this after their disproportionate focus on Gaza. However, most of what they’re reporting … Continue reading

PKR infighting spills over into out-fighting

Pix: One Pakatan party is bending over backwards to appease and it ain’t PKR. Hartal has previously called Malaysia’s richest paper The Sniveling Star. We’d like to think that we had adequately deconstructed its articles to convince our blog readers as to in what way Star snivelled. Recently, there has been some name-calling of Free … Continue reading

Islamic religious council lost her letter?

The Star reported yesterday that the High Court will hear the test case by a non-Muslim counsel who is challenging the requirement that a Syarie lawyer in Kuala Lumpur must be Muslim. Victoria Jayaseelee Martin has a Diploma in Syariah Law and Practice from the International Islamic University (UIA), in addition to a University of … Continue reading

Why police so antsy about ‘Negaraku’?

What happened on Sunday night? According to FMT, Anti-ISA protesters arrested In Petaling Jaya, anti-riot personnel moved in on some 300 protesters when they started singing the national anthem at 8pm. Later, the crowd gathered outside the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters, where those arrested were taken, and sang the Negaraku and lit candles. Once … Continue reading

Reuters admit making Israel look bad / ‘Star’ snivels some more

By Hartal MSM Fox News anchor Trace Gallagher recalled: “When I was in northern Israel covering the war between Israel and Hezbollah back in 2006, Reuters was accused of doctoring a number of photos that made the Israeli defence forces (IDF) look more aggressive. Reuters acknowledged and admitted, yes, those (word inaudible) photographs had been … Continue reading

‘Tamil Nesan’ declares war against ‘Star’

MICGAS

By Reina The relationship between MIC and MCA when it involves the dailies under their control can be very cordial.  Or at least it used to be. There was once a court case involving a certain prominent MIC leader and during the trial, certain details about the leader’s extramarital affairs were revealed. The Star at … Continue reading

Shame on the spineless, sniveling ‘Star’! – comparing anti-Israel demo with Bersih & Hindraf

Anti-israel rally. Pix courtesy f Minaq Jinggo

Yesterday, The Star had on its front page a main photograph of the anti-Israel protest march. As an editorial decision, that is valid insofar as it goes. However, a comparison is in order. When the Bersih rally, which was one of the events that catalysed March 8, happened in Nov 2007, Star did not feature … Continue reading

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