Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Not in the name of the 'Father!' Mainstream media sensationalizing crimes committed by kith and kin of prominent figures!
Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh!
What first grabs your attention when you read such screaming headlines in our local newspapers?
'Anak' or 'Presiden CAP'?
Naturally it will be the latter.
Same modus operandi when the son of Malaysia Today owner Raja Petra Kamaruddin was hauled up for crimes that he did!
Who got sensationalized?
Raja Petra of course...all for the wrong reasons!
Same scenario here with the reputation of Tuan Haji S.M. Mohd Idris, the legendary consumer affairs champion of our nation who has contributed so much to our nation, as far as alerting the general public as to the dangers of certain consumer products which have been proven times and times again to be injurious or detrimental to our health!
Why do our mainstream media need to smear this good citizen's lifetime achievements just because his son has been accused of committing crime?
Why drag Tuan Haji S.M.Idris's name into the mud for something that he did not do?
Tuan Haji S.M. Idris is a man who has refused titles and honors which were offered to be bestowed upon him for his contributions to the nation as far as advocating a responsible consumer rights awareness by manufacturers and service providers both from the official and private sectors.
Why highlight the father for sins committed or assumed to have been committed by the kith or kin?
Is that fair reporting?
I believe this is just a ploy by the publishing media to draw the attention of the public into buying their newspapers!
Sensationalizing of news.
Where is the respect due to such notable prominent figures in our nation who have contributed to the good of society but get their reputations and good names smeared for something that they did not do?
Will we get to see the names of newspaper editors highlighted for bad deeds committed by their offspring or family members?
Give the fathers a break will you and go apologize to such fine gentlemen like S.M.Mohd Idris Al Haj.
Do we blame Our Father Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam for the murder committed by his son Qabil @ Kane?
Innocent folks getting plastered for the offenses committed by their family members is just not right at all!!!
The media ought to practice fair reporting if they want to be taken seriously!
Failing to observe good morals will only leave their newspapers to be worth nothing more than to be used to wrap groceries and thrown into the garbage bin or recycled!
So much for your sensationalization of your so called 'news'!
Think and consider the implications upon the innocents before you publish!