Sneaky, oh so sneaky.
Compare between Specimen (1) and Specimen (2).
The J-Star story today on the launch of the New Hope party is headlined Huge turnout at the launch of Amanah – see screenshot below.
The article first line said, “A huge crowd turned up here for the launch of Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah).”
Talking about the launch, Si Gunting dalam Lipatan described in its article headline Amanah as having a huge turnout and using the phrase without any need for inverted commas.
Then in the first paragraph, the MCA-owned newspaper said a huge crowd turned up. Again the HUGE CROWD is credited to Amanah without any qualifying scepticism (through the use of inverted commas) of its actual size.
Now contrast with how the EvangeliSTAR paper described the turnout at the the Red Shirts rally.
The J-Star headline is Himpun 16: “Big crowd” at Padang Merbok – see screenshot below.
When it comes to the Red Shirt rally, the J-Star had to say “big crowd” within inverted commas and signalling to readers, yeah right … ‘big crowd’ (snigger, snigger).
Below is a screenshot taken at 11.45am this morning of the Top Stories-Nation in the EvangeliSTAR website.
The Amanah launch – which was yesterday – is given the follow-up treatment today. The J-Star however does not rehash its news coverage of the Red Shirts rally.
The J-Star reports on the Red Shirt rally had a pejorative slant in some of their headlines.
Other headlines were reverse psychology innuendo (denial of racism, denial of connection to troublemakers) or hinting that the Malays are paranoid and takutkan bayang-bayang.
Referencing the tag ‘Himpun 16’, below is a compilation of the J-Star headlines reeking with negativity – see below.
Umno mouthpiece vs “MCA mouthpiece”
Note my use of inverted commas on the phrase “MCA mouthpiece” to denote that I believe the EvangeliSTAR is really DAP in disguise.
Utusan, on the other hand, is positively gung ho about the rally. Its front page today is a wraparound with a photo spread ‘bleeding’ (journalism jargon) into the back page.
The broadsheet even changed the colour of its masthead from the customary turquoise blue to the Maruah red (see above).
I hope that Utusan‘s enthusiasm for the rally – denounced as “racist” by Hannah and her Dapster family – will suitably cue the Chinese community to the strong sentiments prevalent among the Malay right at the present moment.
Sack MCA and neutralize its Nest of Evangelistas
You’re racist / no you’re racist … no, you’re the racist / no, you are!
Meanwhile, the evangelistas and Perkasa trade barbs on “racism”.
Although there were reports earlier that Perkasa would not be joining the Red Shirts rally, the movement’s president did ultimately turn up to address the gathering.
Standing on the platform yesterday together with Umno’s Jamal Sekinchan, Ibrahim Ali (below) told the crowd that DAP is the “father of racism” and that the evangelical party has “destroyed the country’s unity”.
ABOVE: If looks could kill, Ibrahim Ali would be dead from Mama Dapster’s dagger eyes.
Hannah Yeoh accused the Sept 16 Malay rally of “racism” and hectored that a vote for BN is “a vote to further strengthen such racism“.
She also ranted at rally participant Ashikin Yunus who had ticked off Grandpapa Dapster. Following her lead, Mama’s rabid followers echoed the uber evangelista’s call and brayed for Ashikin to be charged by the police.
The fashion police though are in two minds about the costume worn by the attention-grabbing Rani Kulup, better known as Mr Sunshades-and-Beret.
With everybody in uniform red, why not wear flourescent green to stand out from the crowd (spotted by blogger Eddy Daud in Twitter).
Islam threatened by evangelical triumphalism
Among the demands made by the Red Shirts in their 14-point resolution are for the country’s Muslims to unite and defend Islam against insults and the threat to its position as the Religion of the Federation.
The biggest threat to Islam comes from DAP evangelistas. It was they who were the moving force behind Bersih 4.0.
Malaysia’s Muslim community is indeed beleaguered. But amidst the cries “Melayu bangkit, Melayu bangkit!” roared at the rally, where are the Malay heroes? Ibrahim Ali? Rani Kulup?
The rudderless red shirts deserve better leadership. And more handsome heroes lah.