The tweet exchanges between Datin Paduka Marina Tun Dr Mahathir (@netraKL) and 'spinning' online newsportal The Malaysian Insider and its Chief Executive Officer/Editor Jahabar Sadiq is self explanatory. The necessary links are included for you to read and then THINK. TQ
#1 - From: @tm_insider
Sent: Sep 25, 2012 07:42
Apart from democracy groups, Malaysian AIDS Council admits getting Soros funds: KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 — Currency... http://t.co/YTQlgaRg
#2 - From: @netraKL
Sent: Sep 25, 2012 10:27
@tm_insider pls clarify that I was President of MAC fm 1994-2005. During my time we nvr rcvd OSI nor Global Fund money.@jahabarsadiq
#3 - From: @netraKL
Sent: Sep 25, 2012 10:28
@tm_insider @jahabarsadiq what sort of journalism do u practise that u link me to something I hv nothing to do with just 4 sensationalism?
#4 - From: @netraKL
Sent: Sep 25, 2012 10:32
@jahabarsadiq why could you not have checked the simple fact first?
#5 - From: @jahabarsadiq
Sent: Sep 25, 2012 10:50
@netraKL my apologies. My colleague was to contact you. We'll put up your response.
#6 - From: @netraKL
Sent: Sep 25, 2012 10:59
@jahabarsadiq 2nd time recently, first Bridget, now me. Not good.
#7 - From: @netraKL
Sent: Sep 25, 2012 11:09
@CIJ_Malaysia @Ambiga_S sorry but online media just as bad. V pissed off.
Malaysian Insider's earlier spin ...
* Editor’s Note: The Malaysian Insider apologises for misrepresentation and errors made in its report of the forum after checking with the reporter’s notes and recording. The news report has been corrected with the full quotes made by Dr Bridget Welsh in the forum to the question that was asked. Once again, our apologies to the speakers in the forum. Thank you.
A call for a more constructive media ―Bridget Welsh
September 24, 2012
SEPT 24 ― Too much of the reporting on political events within Malaysia is based on fabrications, rather than analysis anchored in research and responsible journalism. There has been noticeable decay in the professionalism of journalists, either from selling out their principles to engage in partisanship, or through the lack of proper mentorship or training
p/s I'm sad that Jahabar is heading to where I fear he is heading to. Stop, think and then think again bro. Trying telling the truth without spinning it. Just give it a try, who knows you may get used to it.