‘The Star sengaja burukkan imej Rosmah‘, posted The Unspinners today.
The Star, through its prominent full page colour feature, has – as commented in The Unspinners blog – willfully introduced Rosmah’s purported power to become the talk of town (“menjadi buah mulut orang”).
Full page ad is expensive
There is no indication to the general public that the ’10 Most Powerful Women in Malaysia’ (see snapshot above) is an advertorial. The printed page carries no tag saying “advertisement” whereas an ordinary Star local news page would carry a strap on top saying ‘Nation’.
It is not any Tom, Dick or Harry average wage earner who can afford to place such a big ad just for a lark. Going by The Star ad rate, a full colour page on Tuesday costs at least RM42,120.
Furthermore the Rosmah advertorial carries loading, i.e. it is on a right hand page (left hand page ads are cheaper) and it is way in front on page 5 (the further in front, the more expensive).
To all intents and purposes, any regular reader who saw the page yesterday would have assumed that the ’10 Most Powerful Women in Malaysia’ was a Star news story. It would not have crossed their minds that it was an advertorial.
Psychological profile of ad creater
DAP’s Member of Parliament Teresa Kok is No.7 in the powerful women list. She is appearing in The Star‘s upcoming ‘Cafe Latte’ chat screening — see ‘The Star panellists declare Chinese tsunami did not happen‘.
PAS women are noticeably absent. Two-term MP Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud, the deputy chief of the PAS Dewan Muslimat, is missing from the list although Lembah Pantai MP and PKR vice president Nurul Izzah has been included.
Actress Geetahanjali G (anyone ever heard of her?) is obviously a nod to the United Colours of Benetton credentials of the list maker.
Whereas S. Ambiga is an indisputable choice, her fellow Bersih participant Marina Mahathir is a favourite of the Bangsar Malaysia crowd.
With Marina, Nurul and Hannah Yeoh all in the list, it is all that hard for a discerning political watcher to psychologically profile the culprits responsible?
The Scissorati strike again
The Unspinners asked: “Mengapakah Ketua Editor, Dato Wong Chun Wai yang lalang sengaja mengeluarkan iklan tersebut?”
’10 Most Powerful Women in Malaysia’ did not appear in Utusan or Berita Harian or Sin Chew. It appeared in the J-Star. Therefore the buck stops with the Scissorati, who according to the Unspinners, are so many “pencacai” who are “hardcore DAP dan PKR”. (In other words, Menara Star Phileo Damansara is a nest of DAP sympathisers.)
A couple of days earlier, The Unspinners provided the following throwaway line about The J-Star‘s evangelista group editor:
“Walaupun kita tahu apa yang Chun Wai buat di belakang-belakang dalam dunia siber, dia juga sering kelihatan bersama pemimpin pembangkang.”
Apart from the Unspinners, other bloggers are in the know about what Chun Wai is doing “di belakang-belakang dalam dunia siber”.
Bangkai gajah tidak dapat ditudung dengan nyiru.
It must be obvious even to the seasoned blog reader that Stop The Lies, the DAP Insider and a few other political blogs which are carrying out the MCA cyber propaganda are linked to The Star.
Now you can understand why The Unspinners and other political watchers have called WCW a “lalang”.
The Jerusubang MLM network
Currently, we see the sneaky scissors stab at Rosmah.
The Star is to the DAP what Utusan is to Umno. However there is a major difference. Utusan is upfront with regard to its allegiance. The J-Star is adroit at playing the backstabbing game.
Imagine the extent of damage that this Jerusubang backstabber is capable of inflicting the next five years.
Think of all the resources that The Star has. Think of the funding that is available to the Star Media Group and its budgetted RM30 million expenditure to be spent on expanding their online presence.
Media machinery of the DAP
Zamkata (Zainuddin Maidin’s blog, 17 June 2013):
“I receive news that several senior editors in The Star could no longer contain their disappointment and frustration when BN was declared the winner on May 5, despite initially jumping with joy when the Pakatan Rakyat was leading.”
The Tan Sri has only alluded to the political orientation of The Star senior editors. Now imagine their thousands of middle management and rank-and-file editorial staff.
What kind of people are they? They’re working in a company that belongs to the MCA.
Now evaluate the kind of info and mass communication platforms that are available to them and which they’ve been exploiting to the max. As one example, Hannah Yeoh is selected in the list as the sixth “most powerful woman in Malaysia” ostensibly because of her widespread presence in the media.
When Hannah was appointed Selangor Speaker, the Star editors tweeted the ‘exciting’ news 10 times in a single day over the Star official Twitter account to 2.7 million follower timelines.
Imagine that kind of people (on the MCA payroll but promoting DAP 3.0 evangelistas) carrying out their covert operations in cyberspace.
Sick scissors most venomous
I had to leave the following comment this morning @ 1:19 am in Rocky’s blog:
“Dear Rocky and other readers,
Inasmuch as I’m not the only Helen nor the only Helen Ang in Malaysia, but still and nonetheless
I’d just like to point out that I did not post the comment above @ 3.40pm (to forestall any case of “mistaken identity” as it has happened before.)
I normally do not post comments in blogs unless it is to clarify (such as in this particular instance).
I’d also like to inform the public that a number of genuine commenters have been impersonated in blogosphere and these include Calvin Sankaran, Aidil Yunus, I.D.A., Sarah … (plenty of others) and myself.
The imposters who masquerade as some of the known names will go as far as to bash other folks in order to deliberately create misunderstandings and smear reputations, e.g. “Calvin Sankaran” wrote some nasty things about me in the STL [Stop the Lies] blog but of course I’m aware that it wasn’t the ‘real’ CS who did that.
I’d like it put on record that there is a Dapster who went around leaving comments as Helen Ang Abdullah, and that certainly wasn’t me either.
What can I say about such political operatives? “What kind of people are they?”
They are the kind of people who have no compunction in fabricating lies, in concocting stories about 40,000 Bangladeshis, blackouts and spreading fiction in international fora to drag the country’s name through the mud.
If they can manufacture such big lies about Malaysia, what’s to stop them from slandering small people? None at all.”
Apa yang Scissorati buat di belakang-belakang dalam dunia siber?
Almost every BN politician of note has complained about the DAP’s Politics of Hate and the oppo’s unstoppable fitnah, slandering and spreading of lies everywhere.
Sometimes it is done abusively and aggressively, and at other times sublimally and subtly.
Those who see something suspicious behind the Rosmah powerhouse story are right to question the hidden motive and agenda.
I repeat: The advertorial appeared in the J-Star.
This pro-DAP paper is the master of the In Denial (e.g. Chinese tsunami did not happen) but no one can deny the outcome of the GE13 vote — MCA, Gerakan and SUPP were wiped out.
Ignore what they “say”. The evangelistas are capable of conning their cult following to part with 10 percent of their income in the form of tithe (Christian zakat) to pastors yang tak bertauliah preaching in RM2 companies masquerading as churches. That’s how slick they are.
Instead pay close attention to what they “do”. Words are just that, words. Results/repercussions however can be quantified.
How many percent of the Chinese electorate hate the government? They have spoken truly at the ballot box. You can’t get away from the voice of their actual vote which can be counted.