Malaysian Media Promotes Racist Fascism

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

10,000 dead sepets

By Eyes Wide Open Now THAT makes a funny cartoon! By Berita Harian’s journalism benchmark. There was a ‘minor’ outcry over Berita Harian’s cartoon of Ultraman running for his life from a deadly tsunami. Malaysians of all creeds and colours were united in condemnation of such an insensitive treatment of the greatest natural tragedy to … Continue reading

‘Shut the (bleep) up! Go back to Auschwitz’

Video released July 15 after conclusion of Israeli commission of inquiry into the flotilla raid. “Shut the (bleep) up! Go back to Auschwitz” — message from the Mavi Marvara ‘peace activists’ to the Israeli intercept calling on the ship to divert to the port of Ashdod. Coverage of ‘weapons or no weapons’ poser in Malaysian … Continue reading

You will think in the words we tell you

(1) For the censorship story on the picture above, please read ‘Iowa billboard linking Obama, Hitler removed’. Click for AP article. (2) Yesterday, Malaysiakini had an exclusive on how the Prime Minister’s Office summoned mainstream media editors for a briefing and told them not to use the word ‘price hike’ regarding the removal of subsidies … Continue reading

40 non-Malays going to Gaza on jihad?

It’s industry practice that publications for the masses tailor their writings to suit their audience. It is on the basis of language or the political orientation of its readership, their interests, etc. In Malaysia, there can be different slants to the same story from the Malay press, English or Chinese press, as well as depending … Continue reading

‘Die, 6 million Israelis, all die!’

Berita Harian furthered a sinister Perkasa-ish agenda recently when it ran patently false front page stories that newly registered Malay voters were outnumbered by non-Malays 1:40. Was the government and the 3-in-1 shadow ‘Ministry of Truth’ referring to BH when it warned about action against media spreading lies? Somehow we don’t think so. But anyway … Continue reading

Voter registration form got Malay bumi quota, ah?

Sharifuddin A. Latiff Wahlauweh! Guess where Najib Razak was last night? Come on folks, cuba teka. In Sabah – one of the East Malaysian states where Umno Baru has proclaimed as its fixed deposit vote bank. For the third consecutive day, Berita Harian is pursuing its controversially slanted voter registration story. On Day 3, in … Continue reading

Spinning the news for Permatang Pasir: how to read partisan blogs (and news) 2

By Malaysian Heart Spin is defined as interpreting an event in a particular way so as to manipulate public opinion for or against a certain organization or public figure. It is a form of propaganda, albeit a subtle one; while some propaganda uses outright lies, spin uses half truths and concealment. The techniques of spin … Continue reading