You feeling lucky, ya damn Cina punk?!

by Eyes Wide Open I’m not sure what Chua Soi Lek’s and Najib’s propaganda officers were smoking when they decided to embark on the campaign to officially sideline the Chinese of this country. Chua Soi Lek makes a “bold” statement that the party will not accept any government posts should they not improve their election … Continue reading

Beyond the traditional ‘bad news sells’

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

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