Monday, July 6, 2009
Bloggers Great Day.....
Well, well, well....... many of the semi-retired,veteran journalists who turned bloggers after being "nudged out"are back on the establishment, filling in elevated positions. That includes Brother's Bru, Nuraina Samad, Ahmad Talib etc. Congratulations are in order.
I hope this is the harbinger of a new era in mainstream reporting - not prolonging the eulogicosycophantic tradition of the past when reporting on public issues, but really analytical and objective. Hopefully, the flavour of bloggish jounalism would carry over into the papers in terms of issues brought up and the pov presented. Tun Dr Mahathir seemed to have promoted that style of jounalism to become the national blogger with the greatest following, now approaching 20 million visitors.
BTW, Pak Kadir Jasin seems to have resorted to poetry to communicate some of his more subtle feelings and emotions against blind liberalization and meritocracy. "Buat Baik Perpada-pada" has of course been followed by a very eloquent defence of the DEB. The architechs of the DEB, which includes the PM's dad, must now feel very uncomfortable about the policy which had saved this nation from a blood bath following May 13.
The papers certainly have a great role in keeping things transparent. Why can't we have a page in the papers devoted to what the opposition say, so that they can focus on 'the murky waters
under the bridge'. There will be so many pages through which government spokesmen can clear up the issues. This would be better than sweeping things under the carpet. Nobody can comment on things that do not appear in the papers. They'd be called rumours.
So, to the reestablished bloggers: Can we be more open this time around? Let's bring the content of the newspapers closer to that of the blogs - the responsible ones of course. Your reinstatement in the establishement should be celebrated on a day that can be called the Bloggers Day.