Someone called me last night, all riled up over his statement being twisted by pro-Pakatan news portal Malaysian Insider.
I really should have switched off my phone, being at this place. I just want to rest.
Well, what do you expect from a news portal supposedly to be expert on politics but manned by mostly ex-crime reporters from NST.
But since my friend was so upset, I had to offer him some advice to calm him down.
"You just need to be cool about all this. Do not ask for any apology. You just initiate legal action immediately. That is the only language that they understand."
If the Pakatan leaders such as Guan Eng threaten to sue at every opportunity, you must go one more up, do not threaten but just straight away sue them.
Now, let's play fire with fire.
They want to sue, you sue them back.
They play the racial card, you play the racial card too.
Let's see who are willing to risk more.
Let's see who got more to lose.
Honestly, after GE13, I don't care to be nice anymore.
Even if you are nice, they are still going to accuse you of being this and that.
No point, okay.
Just the other day, I met this one particularly irritating nerdy Chinese Malaysiakini reporter.
He got that yellow ribbon badge on his collar, and on his bag.
Yellow ribbon, among others, is the symbol of free press.
The reporter talked as if he is a hero of free press in a country runs by an evil regime ala North Korea.
Eh, Ah Beng, such place in this country is still confined to Penang, okay. Only the chief minister of Penang banned certain media that he doesn't like from state government functions and threaten them with this and that every other day. Jangan perasan, okay.
Malaysiakini, a symbol of free press. Ya, it makes me want to puke.
Go and read Malaysiakini and be honest with yourself, is that how a free press is supposed to be?
Journalists who works for pro-Pakatan portals are not members of the free press. They are as partisan as the next one.
If they maliciously misquote you, spin your statement - don't say anything, just sue them, period.