YES, these culprits are the ones that own the mainstream media and they are squeezing these such that nothing but party drivel is churned out day in day out. There is no more creativity that comes with this noble profession JOURNALISM. Creativity is usurped by selfish self-interests that hoodwinked the consumer. Malaysians were conditioned, like Pavlov's mice. to this diet and given no choices but to accept this mundane and bland staple daily fare. Malaysians were taken for a ride for decades. Journalists' creative juices were wrung dry, devoid of life, sans conscience. The customers come second, the stakeholders first. The customers' mantra: give us what WE WANT and not YOU HAVE is just wishful thinking, just that. Reporting what you witnessed is anathema. Truth is what the master says it is. You bake the cake, the master bakers provide the icing. Journalism becomes a necessary cog in the wheel.....with just one function....being a cog. Period.
Great tabloids or broadsheets nurture journalists. Not here, no way. If journalist show signs of non-complicity, they invariably get uprooted. Investigative journalism? What manner of animal is that? Who is trying to be clever here? We had Nades and we had Terrence, and it has to take a tycoon to buy into this tabloid to zip up these two matadors. Or have they?
But today, Malaysians are not so easily foxed. They proved that despite the millions spent by the Barisan Nasional during the recent General Elections. Malaysians came out in force and as Bangsa Malaysia gave the New Strait Times, Utasan, Tamil Nesan and the Star the enough-is-enough two fingers and the rest is history.
We as Malaysians want to bring these MSM to their knees. We want to tell them to take their dirty grubby hands off the MSM to preserve the sanctity of this revered profession called journalism. The current MSM has bastardized this noble vocation. The DAP has the Rocket, PAS has their Harakaht, PKR still awaits their KDN. Why can’t ,UMNO, MCA and MIC have their own party organ,
hire those editors or group editors who have been subservient to them and who only worshiped manon and shareholding idols.
Aren’t there amongst Malaysians someone with the wherewithal to come forward, buy up these MSM or is this asking too much from our tycoons. Or is it we do not have any tycoon brave enough to come forward. No towering Malaysians? Or is it cheaper to “commission” a space tourist. Nah, maybe we do not have men of such caliber in