For me, it's the best thing that could happen to especially those media outlets, and Malaysian journalism as a whole.
I have repeatedly pointed out in this blog, that those media outlets were dying and their cause of impending death was the stranglehold of press freedom by the powers that be over the last few decades.
Please check the archive of this blog, if you don't believe me.
And now all those nonsense look set to end and I'm sincerely happy about it.
It's the best chance for those media outlets to regain their credibility.
My hope is for the journalists of those media outlets and others to practice true journalism without the interference of politicians such as in the past.
That's also why I wrote this last post about the Malaysian media,
Hopefully, Mus will give the middle finger to any PH politician, minister or media handler who tries to dictate how Media Prima news outlets should publish their stories.
Even if Dr Mahathir calls for some favours which could possibly jeopardise journalistic integrity of Media Prima news outlets, I hope Mus will say;
"I'm sorry Tun. We can't do that. That's against our journalistic principles and ethics. Furthermore, our duty as journalists is to safeguard the rakyat's interests and nothing else."
I expect nothing less than that from Mus, Ku Seman and other journalists like them once they control those media outlets.
Yes, Rocky was totally right when he wrote;
For journalism or the people to benefit at all from this, though, Umno's exit from Utusan and Media Prima must mark the start of an end to the ownership of mass media by any and all political parties AND their proxies. And puppets.
Do bear in mind that the journalists I mentioned in my post were considered heroes of the Pakatan people because they went against the BN establishment in the run up to the 14th general election.
At that time they said that the media outlets were shackled by the powers that be.
I have no problem with that at all as I have similar complaint.
If you bother to check the archive of this blog you would find that I have always been harsh towards those who controlled the media at that time.
Well, now that Pakatan is in power, it's to be seen if the journalists aligned with them, who now control the media outlets would remain partisan or revert back to their neutral journalist self.
Of course my hope is that they become true journalists whose only loyalty is to the Malaysian public instead of any political party.
Otherwise it's just going to be the same shit again, with maybe just a different stinkin' smell.
As for the Umno people who are against the decision to withdraw from the media outlets, they should realise that owning Utusan and Media Prima is not going to help their cause by much.
Come on guys, you all don't even know how to use those media outlets to your advantage.
In fact, you all just made it worse for your cause by the way you used those newspapers and television stations back then.
And you all dragged those media outlets into the longkang in the process.
I wrote this way back in March 2014, less than a year after GE13 and a long way before the Dr Mahathir versus Najib fight which led to the Umno's knock-out in GE14 last May (please click on the link to read).
Yup, they never listen, and true enough, into the longkang they went.
That's why they should just let those media outlets go.
Just concentrate on being a good opposition and pray that the rakyat see everything when Pakatan starts to fuck up.
For that, they should of course reserve their best prayer for the media of New Malaysia to be truly free and neutral to report all that so that the rakyat can see.
Okay, I know, freeing the media is part of Pakatan's manifesto, and Pakatan is lousy at keeping its promises, but who knows, maybe Mus, Ku Seman and the gang will really practice true journalism and give their middle finger to any attempt to control them.
Yea, maybe that will really happen.
I'm particularly looking forward to see them going against Anwar's media boys who inherited the place of his obnoxious team of the 1990s when he was the deputy PM. This is especially so in the event Anwar really takes over the PM seat from Dr Mahathir.
I'm quite sure that Mus, Ku Seman and the gang still remember how the big media bosses of that decade were bullied by Anwar and his people. Of course some became rich in return for allowing their head to be stepped upon but that's another story for another day.
Well, all the best to the new set of people at those media outlets.
Oh, by the way, Umno people should really just forget fighting their battle using the traditional media and instead try to improve their social media strategy and efforts.
If Pakatan can exploit the social media when they were the opposition, Umno people must believe that they can do the same as well.
And please la, stop spending money on those dick heads currently claiming themselves to be Umno's cyber generals. Find proper ones with sincere heart who believe in the struggle to lead the team.
Okay, enough of that. This post is getting very long already and I'm starting to get a headache.
I'm going back to watch MMA fights on You Tube.
Here, watch this;
See, more fun, right?