Sunday, 8 July 2012

Johor BN updates and my MSM slave friend

Had lunch with my good friend, who is a journalist now based in KL. He used to be one of my main sources of information in JB. 

We talked about politics of course. He wanted an update of Johor BN's preparations for the coming election.

All I can say is that, at the moment, Johor BN is 90 per cent ready. They are pacing their preparations with a projection that the election is to be held either in late October or early November. So far, everything seems to be going well, except in Kulai, that parliamentary constituency with the highest percentage of Chinese voters in Johor at 58 per cent.

At other places, the Johor BN seems quite confident about their chances.

Nope, Johor DAP and their allies will not get 90 per cent of the Chinese votes as they are hoping for to make the big impact.

Pas and PKR will be wiped out, I am quite sure about that....provided that the Umno people do not go around sabotaging among themselves.

As for my friend, he seems to be very tired of his job. Can't blame him....I can imagine...., working for the MSM must really be a bitch. Unlike independent bloggers like me who do not have any boss, they have plenty of those at my friend's workplace, with each one trying to outdo the others in term of assholeness.

The guy didn't say much but I can tell that he wish he could get out. I can see the stress on his face.

Told him to quit his job like I'm planning to do after the election. I even asked him to join me on a tour of Taiwan (me, that fat cinaman of mine and several other friends are planning the tour now). He just smiled and said he can't. He is married with two kids and his salary as a journalist is even worse than mine. His wife is a housewife. He can't simply simply quit his job.

The fella is virtually a slave as far as I'm concerned.


 He can't simply writes whatever that he wants, no matter how good were his ideas. I know that his bosses will have none of that. They think they have the monopoly in deciding what the readers should be reading. They think they have such power and other journalists with different ideas such as my friend are threats. Really stupid arrogant morons. No wonder the newspapers are dying. They simply fail to comprehend the need for younger ideas from younger people to rejuvenate their products.

I asked my friend, who is a staunch pro-establishment person if he is planning to do something about the situation....this was his answer -

"I don't give a flying fuck what they want to do anymore. As long as they pay my salary and I can take care of my wife and kids, I don't give a shit. If I can get better offer, then I ll go."

Well, my friend, that's too bad. Hope you will soon get one of those stupid PR jobs which pay double what you are getting now as a journalist. Too bad the MSM is like that.

18 comments:

  1. Not only MSM. There is a culture of what I call a rubber estate mandore mentality in the newspaper industry where new journalists are kicked around and abused by their editors and when they become editors themselves, they kick around and abuse young journalists under them, sit on their stories, yell at them, etc.

    Moreover, the culture in newspapers is a clique culture where people favour those in their clique.

    This culture has been carried over into the alternative online media where many journalists, editors and sub-editors have moved to from the mainstream media, so don't believe it's any different.

    As for magazines, don't think you can write whatever you want either as they are even more beholden to their advertisers and in the case of specialist magazines, beholden to what their readers wnat to read, even if it's not the truth.

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    1. what about woman magazine....still cant simply publish any nees? susah macam ni...

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    2. I'm not bothered about being able to publish such bourgeois-decadent things such as more bare flesh, which is in effect the commercial expolitation of women by capitalists to make more money.

      A woman's magazine would be afraid to publish anything critical of say a certain cosmetic which is one of their advertisers.

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    3. Women -- just love reading about fashions , cosmetics anything that would make them look prettier - guys say its all fake...coz of men that they do that, just look presentable and attractives who cares about fake beauty it's sells...it makes the guys go nuts ha,ha,ha kena tipu....

      Politic articles boring very boring

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  2. Wah, Kuching Besar, you got a job already ? One that pays more than a MSM job ? The difference between a BN blogger and a Pakatan blogger is that the former needs to be paid out of public funds while the latter blogs for free simply out of his/her beliefs.

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    1. Do you know that you are so full of crap?

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    2. Wah Kuching Besar, ade jawapan ke takde ? Kalau takde jawapan, jangan lah marah and use terms like "full of tahi kuching" ? Not nice one.....

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  3. BigCat:

    Mahathir said Malays are stupid. If I say that, I get whacked by everybody, but why aren't the Malays whacking Mahathir ? Ever watched the Singapore DVD titled "I am not stupid" ?

    BTW, I don't think Malays are stupid. I have many Malay friends with PhD from great universities around the world. The UMNO leadership is also not stupid. They can't be stupid to have stolen so much from the rakyat.

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    1. Remember that fake degree for that university - who do you thingk bought it definitely not UMNO some dumb he,he,he just like the seller.....


      And that head of chinese orgnisation that people claims he bought his papser qualification...he is still holding the post...so who is rally fake and dumb certainly not Malays and not UMNO but that ......

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    2. I second that.

      Chinese Media seems to have dropped “Dr” from Dong Zong chief, Yap Sin Tian's name. They still trust that fake to lead, though. They seems easily fooled by a stupid guy.

      RD

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    3. So why chinese like that...EGO htat why the are no longer good in English do check some of those chinese primary school or even secondary school and compare to the tamil school. Those indain or tamil school goer are good Bm and Bi.

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  4. Johor will still be a BN stranglehold, but not up to 90 pct. I think BN will win around 70 - 75 pct of seats. Time to change the MB and state Exco. They really really look and act tired.

    Godfather

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    1. Not only Johor needs to change MB its high time for Kelantan to change MB.

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    2. Funny -stranglehold is defined as something that chokes or suppresses freedom of movement(google)-sort of describes BN aptly ha ha

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    3. Kelantan, sure will have a new MB this GE13, a strong and healthy man of course.

      RD

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  5. All MSM are owned by UMNO or MCA. Why they can give $$ for people to attend thir free makan ceramah but make their journist worst than those Slaves in Yankee states? Better tell UMNO and MCA to treat them better - free trip to taiwan and less working hours. If not Johor and all will fall like bowling pins.

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    1. Not aeveryone is a jounalists...so not that easy to just capture that state or that states just becaus the journalists feel bad a bout cettain things....The orang kampung not everyone know what is journalist all aabout and theyy coudnt care....not everyone....

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  6. Big Cat... so now, we dont have to worry about Pakatan anymore. I can sleep tight

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