Yesterday TMI ran a few articles gunning down the much respected ex CJ Tun Hamid. Their usual modus operandi is to take a speech out of context and cast it as racists or bigots. Then get a few lapdogs to reaffirm and in yesterday’s case they got LGE to come up with his usual selective racists charge. Consequent to this they expect a set of reactions generally from liberals to condemn and reaffirm the racists tag line.
So to those who read TMI it will get a reaffirmation of a siege mindset as planned by TMI.
Now this racists branding of TMI can only happen if one raises Islamic or Muslims issues. One can be extremists on non Muslims views and would not be regarded as racists. Thus Islamic religious authorities asking Muslims to unite on various issues say Allah issue will always be portrayed as racists to TMI but if another religious or racial denomination asking to unite eg Christians uniting for the same Allah’s issue will never be racists or bigots. Whatever is done by non Muslims will not be racists by TMI. Thus you see DAP playing the racial theme and card of uniting the Chinese in the previous GE can never be wrong.
The next step that TMI does is to get a reaffirmation of the extreme view from unknown unrecognized Muslims to misrepresent the views of all Muslims here. So to readers of TMI these strange unknown views are misleadingly portrayed to reflect the concern of most Muslims.
This is the standard modus operandi of TMI that they have used over the years. The consequent of this is not only the views of mainstream muslims being dismissed and cast aside, it created much animosity to such view. There is no empathy at all. Thus there is no possibility of compromise. This is evident in the Allah issue. It’s always portrayed as an umno issue though time and time again survey after survey reveals overwhelming Muslims are against it.
Similarly with Tun Hamid. Those who condemn don’t even know what he’s saying except to conclude certain out of context remarks are racists.
We badly need an objective and balance media.