Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Malaysian Insider - Dick, Cunts and Arseholes

I do not know whether Shannon Teoh is a dick or a cunt but Clara Chooi must surely be a cunt.

What is indubitable, both work for an arsehole, The Malaysian Insider.

Today's gaping arsehole, "Larger Bersih turnout, but violence may play into Umno’s hands" By Shannon Teoh and Clara Chooi.

Mr/Ms Dick/Cunt,

I draw your "good" selves to attention to the Society of Professional Jounalists' Code of Ethics -

Preamble

Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues. Conscientious journalists from all media and specialties strive to serve the public with thoroughness and honesty. Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist's credibility. Members of the Society share a dedication to ethical behavior and adopt this code to declare the Society's principles and standards of practice.

Seek Truth and Report It

Journalists should be honest, fair and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.

Journalists should:

— Test the accuracy of information from all sources and exercise care to avoid inadvertent error. Deliberate distortion is never permissible.
— Diligently seek out subjects of news stories to give them the opportunity to respond to allegations of wrongdoing.
— Identify sources whenever feasible. The public is entitled to as much information as possible on sources' reliability.
— Always question sources’ motives before promising anonymity. Clarify conditions attached to any promise made in exchange for information. Keep promises.
Make certain that headlines, news teases and promotional material, photos, video, audio, graphics, sound bites and quotations do not misrepresent. They should not oversimplify or highlight incidents out of context.
— Never distort the content of news photos or video. Image enhancement for technical clarity is always permissible. Label montages and photo illustrations.
— Avoid misleading re-enactments or staged news events. If re-enactment is necessary to tell a story, label it.
— Avoid undercover or other surreptitious methods of gathering information except when traditional open methods will not yield information vital to the public. Use of such methods should be explained as part of the story
— Never plagiarize.
— Tell the story of the diversity and magnitude of the human experience boldly, even when it is unpopular to do so.
Examine their own cultural values and avoid imposing those values on others.
— Avoid stereotyping by race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, geography, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance or social status.
Support the open exchange of views, even views they find repugnant.
— Give voice to the voiceless; official and unofficial sources of information can be equally valid.
Distinguish between advocacy and news reporting. Analysis and commentary should be labeled and not misrepresent fact or context.
— Distinguish news from advertising and shun hybrids that blur the lines between the two.
— Recognize a special obligation to ensure that the public's business is conducted in the open and that government records are open to inspection.
If you dicks, cunts and arseholes cannot abide by the above ethics, don't call yourselves journalists. Calling yourselves professionals is worse than blasphemy.

As for that Onkie political analyst in your gaping arse, I would be grateful if you could point him to "Internal Migration and Electoral Roll Accuracy Rate: A Quick Look at MERAP's 3.1 Million "Preliminary Analysis" by blogger SatD.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, myself personally, I won't blame the what you call; emm..dick cunts and asshole. Following or rather perusing their blogs is like going to an old washout hag, their blogs catered more to the wannabe political intellects who cannot differ between the back to the front!It sometimes sickened me to read something so unintelligible trash supposedly written by some self proclaimed higher echelon social/political/law experts!

Freddie Kevin said...

Anon 11:54,

Just to thank you for the comment and sorry for the late reply.

Busy, cari makan.

Best regards
Freddie