Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Now Zam Takes Aim At Blogs.

Bernama headlines today: Don't Quote Blog Websites, Newspapers Told. And ordering the papers to ignore the ubiquitous blogs is none other than the Darth Vader of the Information Darkside, Lord Zam himself. Read for yourself the dislike that Zam has for blogs and bloggers and do I also detect a little envy that more people are now relying on blogs for info that the mainstream media refuse or dare not publish. That report below:

Information Minister Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin today asked newspapers not to quote from blog websites when writing news stories as the source of the information cannot be considered authoritative.

He hoped newspapers would be more responsible by quoting only authoritative sources as many bloggers were relying on newspapers for credibility.

The minister said he was disappointed as there were blog websites that have not been updated and carried inaccurate information, causing uneasiness and confusion to people surfing the websites.

"The information are posted on the blogs by people with no authority. Why you as journalists have to quote a blog website as the source of your story and then publish the news in the newspaper that has authority?" he asked.

"The information posted on the blog website may be something provocative, politically motivated, inaccurate and are mostly rumours floated for the interests of certain parties," he said. (The above is part of the report from Bernama. The full sting of Zam's venom can be accessed HERE.)

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4 Comments:

Blogger freethinker said...

No harm in quoting blogs, intelligent readers should know what to decipher. totally underestimating our intelligence and running own filtering process..

11:12 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah! Folks, only RTM news and BN related media are reliable source! These news will tell you the truth and nothing but the truth you ppl like to hear. Unlike those from the blogs, they tell lies, rumours and inaccurate informations about the government of which unfortunately are truth..oops..

8:22 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh please...this is 2007 for God's sake! Stop treating the ppl as if the are kids.Don't do this, don't do that! Grow up ministers!

7:40 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh please...this is 2007 for God's sake! Stop treating the ppl as if they are kids.Don't do this, don't do that! Grow up ministers!

7:41 PM GMT+8  

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