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

Living In A Washing Machine

by Eyes Wide Open With all the propaganda spin that’s going on in this country, it sure can get tiresome and sooooooo….confusing! So much so that it often feels like Malaysia is just a giant washing machine, going round and round and round while the noise beats our ears mercilessly. However, we at HartalMSM have … Continue reading

‘Balik China’ issue: Ridhuan Tee wants action on non-BM speakers

By Sharifuddin A. Latiff How time flies… It feels like only yesterday that the Icker-Tee ruined my Raya. One year down the road, and here he goes again with his ‘Apabila agenda kaum diutamakan’. . In his Utusan column today — which you can also read at ridhuantee.blogspot.com — he rips into the “species” for … Continue reading

James Chin wrong about Dr Lim Chong Eu ‘jumping’

The following article is from the blog Ktemoc Konsiders and is an excellent piece of citizen vigilance in ensuring that the media reports its facts correctly. Here, Ktemoc takes the Malaysian Insider columnist James Chin to task for not getting all his facts right. ————————————- James Chin wrong about Dr Lim Chong Eu ‘jumping’ James … Continue reading

From maturity to maturity

By Reina NEWS of a group of Malay-Muslim protesters threatening bloodshed unless the Selangor government stopped the construction of a Hindu temple in Shah Alam spread like wildfire over the Internet (See MalaysiaKini and Malaysian Insider for full report.) Responses over the issue rushed in just as fast with almost all the commentators in these … Continue reading

Adoi…who to believe, hah?

by Eyes Wide Open Same event, vastly different story! The Star has it that: He (Chua Soi Lek) told a press conference that he had received a copy of the disciplinary board’s recommendation. “As a loyal party man, I have to abide by the decision of the disciplinary board and the presidential council,” he said. … 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

One hand clapping

The article below appeared in the blog ‘Malaysian Media Matters’ on 18 August 2009. It is copyrighted to ‘Uppercaise’ — the pseudonym of a seasoned journalist who keeps a file on the ‘NaSTy stuff’. ———- Shannon Teoh, who’s moved on smoothly from garages and garage bands to political punditry at MI, pointed out a Nasty … Continue reading

MAC(C)hiavellian

By Sharifuddin A. Latiff Machiavellian – definition: suggesting the principles of conduct laid down by Machiavelli; specifically : marked by cunning, duplicity, or bad faith. Sooo .. what’s the connection with MACC?

The Malaysian Insider: spinning and editorialising the news again?

By Malaysian Heart

Some time ago, I posted an entry on media spin by The Malaysian Insider. Well, they seem to have done it again. “Najib wants Selangor back in BN’s clutches” reads the headline of this story in MI today. It reports how Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak stated his wish that BN win back the state of Selangor, and how he believes they have a bright chance of doing so.

Using the word “clutches” in the headline casts a certain light over the entire article.