The greater reason for the crisis in journalism in Malaysia today is with the government. That does not mean the media or its practitioners evade blame. Journalism is after all the megaphone to authority.
The media in Malaysia is not independent but owned by commercial or political groups, and all that matters is the balance sheet, not its reporting.
Yes, there is. The current furore over a cartoon drawings and of the Prophet Muhammad shows how angry people can be. The herd mentality takes over.