Ridhuan Tee at it again / Utusan on Sunday outsells Star

By Hartal MSM Uppercaise and Sakmongkol in their Jan 16 postings updated respectively on the newspaper circulation numbers and kind of readership. We’re adding our 2 sen here on the Icker factor. uppercaise blogged: ‘Metro, Sin Chew are tops, NST bottoms below 80,000‘ Citing the Audit Bureau of Circulation, uppercaise posted a list of the Top … Continue reading

Awang Selamat – Penggalak Terorisme Di Malaysia

oleh  Eyes Wide Open Setelah berhari menantikan jawaban dari semboyan UMNO iaitu Utusan Malaysia, akhirnya En Awang Selamat muncul memberi kata duanya mengenai serangan ganas ke atas beberapa gereja di negara tercinta kita ini. Akan tetapi ia jelas sekali yang pihak Utusan langsung tidak prihatin kepada mangsa-mangsa serangan yang kian meningkat saban hari. Dalam rencananya … Continue reading

Responding to BN-inspired racism and prejudice

By Malaysian Heart While reading the comments which came in response to the post “Fail, Mr Home Minister, fail!” here at Hartal MSM, I came across one that I believe exemplifies the kind of racist and prejudiced thinking that BN is trying to inculcate amongst Malaysians. I reproduce my response to it here, but first … Continue reading

Which is worse – the Pakatan rift or the BN rift?

by Eyes Wide Open

The weekend has seen a sudden push by the BN against the PR – Khairy daring PAS to prove its Muslim credentials, Utusan attacking DAP as anti-Islam, UMNO labelling Anwar as a traitor to his race (whatever THAT means!) and more such race-baiting issues. The sum total effect is to create the impression that the PR is disintegrating, or to create enough issues for the PR to disintegrate.

That’s not such a remote possiblity, despite the denials of their top leaders. They PR politicians are coming across as really petty, what with Jeff Ooi and his childish denouncements, Hassan Ali and his Taliban mentality and such.

But…is it all roses in the BN side? Well, of course they would like you to believe so. And since they control the MSM, you could never know if there was anything going on.

Or could you?

Yasmin cannot but Kugan can, is it?

By Hartal MSM

When the feelings of Yasmin’s family were hurt by the revelation, there was an uproar from the advertising agencies (she was responsible for the Petronas commercials, and a long time with Leo Burnett), and from reporters and the socialites who were her friends.*

But when the feelings of Kugan Ananthan’s family were hurt by the things printed about him, these people (who raised a stink on Yasmin’s behalf by threatening to pull their ad money from the paper, and the senior editors who drafted a protest letter and led a signature drive, and the “disgusted” Marina Mahathir blog which called for a boycott of “that despicable rag” Kosmo!) were silent.