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BY: AIN ANNE IBRAHIM
In a move, which is appreciated by Malaysians, the mainstream media is now on a mission to combat fake news and untruths that are supposedly being spewed by a number of news media that they classify as lacking credibility.
The mainstream media have an axe to grind with these news portals which they seriously believe are misleading readers and creating all kinds of confusion by making sweeping statements, generalizing and exaggerating.
While these checks and balances being initiated by the mainstream media is welcome, it will be far better, Malaysians in the know believe, if mainstream media can shed their biased, prejudiced and lopsided view of the country especially with regards to politics.
It is common knowledge now that mainstream media toe’s the line of their masters that feed them and is guilty for publishing for their owners who are politically aligned to political parties and therefore fail to present an impartial view.
By doing so, mainstream media is seen as lacking credibility and is widely believed to be abetting in the due process of corruption by painting glossy images of certain politicians who basically have a major say in dictating their editorial policy.
Before mainstream media hopes to put the independent media in their place, it will be better if they discard their hypocrisy by putting their own house in order first before undertaking to direct the other forms of media.
-THE MALAYSIA VOICE
** The views expressed on this opinion is of the writer and not the publisher