So I did and, sheesh! WTF! I told this moronic friend of mine that if the NST writer wanted to pay tribute to blogs and the new media, she should be more sincere.
Lee Siew Lian was only interested in promoting one thing - the malaysian insider.
Scores of new sites and blogs sprung up during the general election fever, and the NST was promoting ONE site other then Malaysiakini. And everyone knows which are the most visited or "hit" blogs ! Not even Malaysia Today or rockybru had any billing, but this site....hmmmm...honestly I never knew of it until today !
Sheeeeesh. Know what? I found that all the staff at the malaysian insider, save for Leslie Lau, were all former NST journalists.
One of them, Joan Lau is an employee of Fox Communications, which is run by Brenden Pereira, Kali's machai and KJ's good friend. (Or perhaps she quit Fox after just a few months ?)
And you know what else?
This writer and Leslie Lau are newly-weds.
Now what the hell is NST trying to do? How can a writer be allowed to promote/advertise and sell and glorify a business concern which involves her own husband and sister-in-law?
Come on, Kali, where's the professionalism? Are we promoting cronyism and nepotism in and through the New Staid Times now?
And to think folks pay good money to buy this paper ! Over to you... people, you decide !
p.s. take a look at more "spins" by Dave here