05 Oct '12, 8am

Dr M vs Soros: A proxy war in the Malaysian media.

Dr M vs Soros: A proxy war in the Malaysian media.

As a former editor, headlines continue to intrigue, haunt, affect me. This morning, for example, I could not help but mess about with a headline in pro-Anwar independent news portal Malaysiakini, Bersih to Government: A Rock Concert Reminder . Certainly a more independent, and accurate, headline would be, Bersih opts for concert, abandons street protest to win back waning support after Bersih 3.0 violence . It's longer (shorter headlines are supposed to be punchier) but necessarily so: we need to tell the story of how Bersih has to shake off the images of violence captured during their "peaceful" street protest last April and at the same time, as in the run-up to the 2008 general elections, it needs to win some points for Anwar and Co in Pakatan Rakyat against the ruling government, and that is why it is going for a safer option: a rock concert, which will probably be held...

Full article: http://www.rockybru.com.my/?m=0

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