Dear valued readers,
This is an announcement meant to inform you that the author of Over A Cuppa Tea does not support and absolutely condemn the press/news agency listed below for. Short review for those who are interested on why the author of Over A Cuppa Tea condemned the presses is as written below:
Utusan Malaysia – For promoting havoc and chaos through their irresponsible and racist writing. Utusan Malaysia has not only been practicing proper journalism ethics as an influential national press but has been practicing Yellow Journalism instead for the past few years. Utusan Malaysia is a perfect example of ultimate bias reporting that is boot licking and apple polishing whatever party that is governing the country. A definite medium for political propaganda for the government. If you are not a racist and loves to promote harmony in this multi-racial country, kindly avoid buying Utusan. They not only loves to confuse their readers with incorrect and overly sensationalize news, but they also promote terrorism through their literary articles. With newspaper like this, the races in Malaysia will forever be in turmoil.
The Star Malaysia– For lack of content in the press in most section, Star Two and inTech included. There’s also horrible command of English among the columnist as well as featured writers. Grammatical errors can be found almost everywhere very often in both printed and online version. Absolutely not worth buying if the reason you buy the newspaper strictly for informational purposes. As of late, The Star has been reduced to a tabloid-like newspaper where quality is no longer important and emphasize more on entertainment news. The Star Malaysia lacked talent. Yours truly has stopped buying the Star for some time now and only browse through when there’s NIE (Newspaper in Education) and inTech ( IT Section). Even then, yours truly truly felt that those section lacks information and full of unrelated advertisement and advertorials. The only thing worth reading in The Star is only the daily television schedule and the comic strips section.
News Straits Time Press Malaysia– For not being able to differentiate between man and woman and addressing woman as a ‘he’ in one of their article. This is completely a disaster. This shows that NSTP’s editor is either irresponsible or too lazy to do the job properly. However, if it’s information and news is what you’re seeking from NSTP, it’s still a worth buy.
China Press– For sensationalizing what is not necessary to be sensationalize. And from experience, their reporters are rather insensitive towards certain cases and issue. During coverage on accidents or death, their reporter failed to have compassion for victim’s family. China Press trained their journalist to be very paparazzi-like.
Malay Mail- For creating confusion and misinformation among the readers for publishing incorrect information on international news very often. If you’re buying Malay Mail strictly for the tabloid-like news, then I guess Malay Mail is a safe deal as it is a tabloid in the first place. They are not specialize in real and important news, however.
Buletin Utama, TV3– Sometimes provide incorrect information in their news. And same like Utusan, an ultimate boot licker news agency that practices bias reporting to the max. Full of bullshits despite of being a privatized company. They also use their news slot for various advertisement, and it’s annoying at times. Their coverage usually depicts government as saint while the opposition as the lowest scum on the face of the earth. Not a safe watch for people who prefers unbiased and fair news reporting. Their charity news, like Utusan, is also concentrated on the welfare of only one race.
Over A Cuppa Tea’s author will be adding and reviewing more news agency and add it to her condemnation list in the future for the reader’s perusal. Thank you for your kind attention.
Cleffairy: The purpose of news and reporting is supposed to be informational and not overly sensationalize. If it’s rating that the news agency seek, why not close down the news agency and get involve in movie-making instead? Biased reporting that is practiced widely in Malaysia is putting journalism industry in the gutter, and if this continues, journalism industry will only be viewed as a non-professional industry.