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How The Star twisted news

Let me show you how The Star seems to have a tendency to dramatise things to paint a picture they want us to see. I know my readers all mostly Star fans so it is my duty to ‘educate’. Hehehe.

According to The Star:

Shahrir: DAP overreacting to dialogues on race, religion
GEORGE TOWN: DAP is overly suspicious about the Umno-PAS dialogues on Islamic and Malay issues, says Umno supreme council member Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad.

But what did Lim Guan Eng actually said?

Here’s what I picked up from one blogger, Mutaligat aka Sofi Wahab who quoted from Bernama :

Lim dalam kenyataannya kepada Bernama menyatakan bahawa Muzakarah antara Umno dan PAS tidak akan menjejaskan hubungan dan perpaduan parti-parti yang bernaung di bawah Pakatan Rakyat, kata Setiausaha Agung DAP Lim Guan Eng.

So, if Lim Guan Eng never overact, what about Lim Kit Siang? Let’s see what Lim Kit Siang posted on his blog.

The Federal Government spent RM100 million for the 50th Merdeka anniversary celebrations last year. For what?

It should be to celebrate half-a-century of nationhood to build a multi-racial, multi-religious, multi-cultural and multi-lingual nation where our diversity is the strongest national asset and to chart out the path to achieve the Vision 2020 objective of a Bangsa Malaysia in the remaining 13 years.

See? Lim Kit Siang merely asked where is Bangsa Malaysia. He didn’t not even instigate anything.

So, The Star, don’t try to fool us lah. Unless you have the same mentality like KT.

Next, The Star said :

Wednesday July 23, 2008 MYT 1:08:08 PM

PAS Youth does not object to dialogues

But what did Malaysiakini reported around the same time.

“Kita ada prinsip, kita ada harga diri. Tawaran apa pun, kita tidak berminat berbincang. Kita ada mandat daripada rakyat,” kata ketua Pemuda PAS Salahuddin Ayub di sidang media mengumumkan sikap rasmi dewan itu, hari ini.

So, you see? How screwed the news from The Star is compared to other sources? And I am not referring to unreliable sources but Bernama, personal blog of Lim Kit Siang and Malaysiakini.

One more thing – That bunch of MCA Opposition members, you all too free nothing to do issit? Go serve your constituency lah! So free go and make big big banner calling DAP copycat and call for press conference. Ptui, who cares lah…It is just a few question and it probably is some admin errors. I hope DAP doesn’t copycat all of your poh-lam-pah style enuff liao.

And you Gerakan and UMNO oppositions (wuah, dem shiok to live in Penang because UMNO, Gerakan and MCA are oppositions), happy already or not? Our Penang road signs are going to come in Tamil, Mandarin, Arab, Jawi, Bahasa Malaysia. Shiok ahsi boh shiok? At least the current State Government is not as rabid as the previous one who wants to change every heritage mat salleh name from the colonial times to some local names.




22 Responses to “How The Star twisted news”

  1. honestly, i dun expect them to actually tell the truth. I hate reading politics anymore. They can be so misleading and dont know which true and which is not.

  2. I don’t think there are such things as The Star fans anymore… just The Star readers, while cursing with every flip of the page.

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  3. you are saying that about the star.how about any other publications?.basically all publications tend to write something especially politic wise that really arent accurate 100%.be it the opposition’s publications or the govt’s own publications.that’s why we need to view and read with our open mind.

  4. Fark The Star lah!!! I rather use the RM1.20 to have roti canai. Ptui!!!

  5. Hahaha… that was quite a stress-reliever for your Lilian.. anyway, any political news are just rubbish and merely attention-grabbing, where, in the end, nothing is being done for the poor rakyat.

    As for the twisting of stories from the paper, well, its not the first time also..

    Opt for other papers instead, of the blogs of RPK and LKS..

    But whats the latest in Anwar huh?

  6. Day in day out, for so many years, the rakyat has been fed junk news. Twisted beyond belief.

    Every evening, I spare 30 minutes or so to catch up on ‘real’ news and issues around the country. The next morning, when the Star arrives at my doorstep, I don’t feel the urge to pick it up and read the nation news. Instead, I’d go for Section Two, international news and sports section while sipping morning coffee. I won’t mind not reading the nation news at all coz its really nothing but b*lls**t if you ask me.

    If I am living alone, I definitely won’t subscribe to the Star (or any other MSM newspaper) at all. I have no problem getting my news from reliable sources on the internet.

  7. Hoho..yupz yupz…
    Just like what I posted the day earlier and also for today.

    http://dead-crota-walking.blogspot.com/2008/07/propaganda-machine-star-vs-malaysiakini.html

    http://dead-crota-walking.blogspot.com/2008/07/malaysiakini-penang-state-assembly.html

    For the first article, it was very obvious…but for the second article when no politics(in my opinion) are involved, the article can be quite confusing. Both media are reporting the same issue but each have their own facts(according to their own liking)?

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  8. Hehehe… I just posted about the road signs of Penang.

  9. Let’s BOYCOTT the Star.

    then they will know who actually pay their salary.

    what we reader want is the truth.

  10. Nowadays I read star for the funnies section and the adverts.. can’t believe what’s on the headlines.

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  11. I only read The star online and i don’t even bother to read the political news..know already all tipu want..I just read news other than political issue..

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  12. Wuah….Wong Chun Wai must read this and know which direction the newspaper is heading.

  13. Still got the paper called the Star meh … Useless news read only vomit so better dont buy and dont vomit yet save $$$$ . Heard this over the radio this morning. Apparently the rear seat belts enforcement will come into force in 1st Jan 2009 . Perodua announced that Perodua vehicles that do not have rear seat belts will be fitted Free NEXT YEAR …. so saman macam mana from 1st Jan 2009 .. saman see DPM Najib since he so free horr, can see Saiful asking for scholarship sure got time wann …

  14. I hv no choice. Star is the best of the worst of MSM. I am waiting 4 PR newspaper to appear so that i can throw this Star into a garbage truck.

  15. People don’t call it The Toilet Paper for nothing. I actually it does not deserve to wipe my ass.

  16. Don’t read Star Lah, dont waste precious time. Read blogs, internet, CNN, BBC. ..

    The more you read Star, the more Star you see.

    Star editors, columnists to reporters all suffer from distorted-brain disorder syndrome due to association with half-past-six parties with half-past-six leaders on board.

  17. Perhaps any of you have not read this then you should for an update, real fact or fiction ??? We may know one of these days.

    Sila baca sini di tulis oleh RPK !! Very Interesting ! Tak BACA akan menyesal ……

    NO HOLDS BARRED
    Raja Petra Kamarudin

    Actually, I did not know why we were going to see Najib. Saiful just said that he wanted to go and see Najib and he wanted me to follow him. So I followed him.

    ………..And how will that happen? Well, this time I video-recorded a ‘confession’ session. And the video recording is now in a safe place, ready to surface during my trial when they charge me for this newest ‘crime’, whatever that crime is going to be.
    The gist is as follows. When Saiful went to meet Najib, he brought a friend along. And this friend has confessed to the entire thing in a video recording, which I now have in my possession. So bring it on. Give me all you’ve got. Charge me and let us see what happens in court……………

    You can read more at :-

    http://nuraflah.blogspot.com/2008/07/najib-terlepas-lagi-malaysiakini.html

    I guess it just gets better and better …….

  18. it does not deserve to wipe my ass too. but for the environmental sake, we have to recycle. that’s when the star is most useful.

  19. I used Star Papers to wrap Vegetables.. To read Star!!!! Never. Have stop buying this so call newspaper for a long while now.

  20. Seriously man, PR should focus on making its own newspaper fast. I’ll snap it up the moment the first issue hits the newstand. All other MSM newspapers has already created a huge consumer market for PR’s newspaper in Malaysia. To publish a newspaper with true and real substance instead of bullshit.

  21. I had a chat with my colleagues and found that we all read The Star from the mid-section onwards because we need our World News. We do not bother reading about the local news because it is an insult to our intelligence!

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  22. Interesting bit of investigative journalism 🙂

    Wanna feature your post in our news website http://mylivingwall.com
    and link our ‘educated’ readers back to your blog.

    All the best!

    mylivingwall.com team