How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The ugly bias of our television stations

I think it was two nights ago when I watched either the 8.00 pm English news on NTV7 or the midnight news on TV3, when MP Wee Choo Keong was shown giving his biased opinions about DAP pulling out of Teoh's Commission of Inquiry because he gathered from insiders that the party knew it was suicide and did not expect PM to set up the CI! Wow! National news based on hearsay, he being a lawyer, and everybody in politics knows he has an axe to grind with DAP leadership since many years ago.

The other person was Tan Tee Beng, who has just joined KITA, a renamed mini party now helmed by Zaid Ibrahim. His joining the party was given prominence on national television too!

Why would our MSM do that? Well, being controlled by the ruling party, any bad news or anything that could put the opposition coalition in bad light deserves highlighting. I for one would not be influenced by such biased reporting, but our media people are so used to pleasing the leaders.
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3 comments:

bayi said...

They should dedicate a national channel for FROGS!

masterwordsmith said...

The last time I watched TV was to follow the March 2008 elections. I don't watch tv haha...Thank God for the Internet without which I would not be able to get the news and my live telecast of football matches.

KoSong Cafe said...

Thanks for your comment. Just watched Nightline, and put up with Najib's shameless usual self-praise and dishing of development funds to a constituency having a by-election, coverage on a new party Sesama, etc. etc. Getting too predictable, yet without watching, how are we to criticize?