Wednesday, July 13, 2011

SCUMS OF THE EARTH – SAVIORS OF MALAYSIAN JOURNALISM.- PART I.

…WHAT IS MALAYSIAN JOURNALISM WITHOUT PEOPLE WHO ARE THE SODOMISTS, RAPISTS, SOCIAL MISFITS, MURDERERS, EXTORTIONISTS, CONMEN, AH-LONG, VIDEO PIRATES, THE PSEUDO-WESTERN, JUVENILE DELIQUENTS AND THE IMMORAL HOLLYWOOD TYPES AND THE LIKE?
By Mansor Puteh



One thing’s for certain is how misleading the Malaysian press institute (MPI) and national union of journalists (NUJ) are and how they had misled the public into thinking everything’s fine in the journalism front in the country. It is not; it has not developed well.

The Malaysian press awards do not give equal recognition to bad news reporting and the worst newspapers, which they also should do – those that do the bidding for the other countries such as Hong Kong, India and America.

I was a journalist and a member of NUJ once and I know what I’m talking about; that Malaysian journalism is serving those countries more than Malaysia.

The issues I raise concerning the state of the journalism in Malaysia are valid that have not been raised by anyone before.

The worse sections of any newspaper in Malaysia are definitely the ‘entertainment’ and ‘foreign’ sections.

The ‘foreign’ section has become the ‘national’ section, while the ‘national’ section the ‘foreign’ one.

So many Malaysians are more familiar with who the American entertainers are sleeping with than their own former prime ministers. One has to continue to shout to be heard and seen; or else he, too, would have long been forgotten and remembered for only the bad things he had done to the country while in office.

All the racial chauvinists who hide behind a liberal armor and pseudo-scholars and biased researchers, left-leaning rightists and right-leaning leftists and the other fence-sitters and the self-hating Melayu and other self-hating Malaysians including some misplaced Indian and two noisy Punjabi lawyers, that we have today which were not there before.

They were all created by Malaysian journalism while the ministry of home affairs or ‘kementerian dalam negeri’ or KDN looked elsewhere.

In the process they created civic-minded and civilized persons to be the ‘new scum of the earth’ who are useless to Malaysian journalism and the society. They are only good as consumers of their products but not as news sources because they do not promote hatred or spout filth.

They might also have advertently made the straight and pious to become the crooked, without making much effort to straightening up the crooked who seem to be happy to be in such crooked and sinful situation as they are good newsmakers.

Where did the editors in Malaysia get the idea that ‘bad news’ is good news; and ‘good news’ is bad news anyway?

If a dog bites a man that’s not news. But if a man bites a dog, then it is news?

Who said so? He must be nuts. Why must man bite a dog? That’s old journalism.

What can Malaysian journalism do to make Malaysians become better citizens?

Or, what can they doing to inculcate bad habits amongst them, and to hate themselves for being what they are – people with skin not fair and black, hair and typically Malaysians, to be somebody they can never be?

Malaysian journalism could be charged for having caused many of them to be created, without which chances are those who are so charged, could have become the ordinary non-swearing, pious and civic-minded Mamat and Minah.

New journalism for a civilized world, is about how to educate humans to be better humans and not to get them to bite each other and behave like dogs, like what is happening now.

It is, therefore, ironic that dogs often behave better than man now.

Unfortunately, Malaysian journalism has still got a long way to go before any of their editors can condign to go down their pedestal to say something like this.

None of them will dare to admit that they had created most of those types. And how they had turned some sodomists and other crooks into national heroes for nothing.

They will continue to marvel at the sight of all the scum of the earth and to thank them profusely for making their jobs easier.

They are the scum of the earth and they are the real saviors of Malaysian journalism today.

They are good for business; they help promote the sale of the newspapers in Malaysia.

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