13 Jan '13, 11am

Mainstream media’s epic fail (TMI)

— The Malaysian Insider Jan 13, 2013 JAN 13 — Going by Malaysia’s mainstream media coverage of the Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat rally yesterday, a television viewer or newspaper reader can assume the organisers failed to get its targeted crowd, overfilled a stadium and participants broke the law by bringing their children. And, oh, for some media, it was actually the Himpunan Shamsidar. In both the Malay and English-language Sunday papers, there was no coverage of the issues of the day that drew thousands to Stadium Merdeka for three hours, or for the speakers who wanted to highlight burning issues that will be part of the election campaign this year. None. How can the media be mainstream if it stops covering a major event in the capital city or even cover it honestly? Is it a wonder that the circulation and readership of some newspapers have dropped? Have the editors of th...

Full article: http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2013/01/13/mainstream-medias-...

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