From The Star 3 Sep 2010:
Public should trust the mainstream media: Najib
By TEH ENG HOCK
KUALA LUMPUR: The public should trust the mainstream media as it is fact-based, compared to the opinion-based alternative media, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
The Prime Minister said some of the articles published on the alternative media, such as websites and blogs, were “half truths and inaccurate”.
“The mainstream media has one strength which cannot be found in the alternative media, and that is the mainstream media can be considered fact-based.
“If we read the mainstream media, we intuitively regard it as an authoritative report, where its facts cannot be questioned,” he said at a breaking of fast ceremony at the New Straits Times Press headquarters here Thursday.
“There must be a discerning public who can see the strength of the mainstream media,” he added
Should you believe this?
One simple test.
Look at the way mainstream newspaper Utusan Melayu continually provokes violence and engages in blatant race baiting. And then blames alternative media Malaysiakini as the true troublemaking culprit.
Look at any major event embarrassing to the UMNOputra dominated government, and judge for yourself whether the mainstream media or the alternative media is full of half-truths, inaccuracy and opinions.