why we need to be skeptic?

Our everyday information comes from the media. But mainstream media are increasingly cozy with the economic and political powers they should be watchdogging. Mergers in the news industry have accelerated, further limiting the spectrum of viewpoints that have access to mass media. With Malaysia's media outlets overwhelmingly owned by for-profit conglomerates and supported by corporate advertisers, independent journalism is compromised. Therefore independent, aggressive and critical media are essential to an informed democracy.

Sadly however, many of self-regarded independent media has now proudly show their ugly head of shameless tendencies. To give you the reasons on why we need to be skeptical toward media, we might want have a look at this list.

Corporate Ownership
Advertiser Influence
Official Agendas
The PR Industry
Pressure Groups
The Narrow Range of Debate

If i were to give mark according to this, many would fail.

You see, if you are a Malay, you might want to check who named to your race. Misinformation and censorship in the past create a confuse today's historian. If we let this happen, we might mistakenly regard some monkey in the jungle as orang asli. oops! we already did it to the orang utan.

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