I find Jeffrey's comments very sensible and down to earth. I read essentially to build up a certain amount of human capital in terms of knowledge and intelligence; not to be driven moronic by inane and irrational diatribes by people with vested interest.
Witness for example, the daily garbage and scapegoating put out by the Thai junta, the interim government there, and their lackey newspapers, particularly The Nation, on the Thaksin matter. I could just about throw up every time I read any of their 'news' or their so-called 'analytical' articles on Thaksin.
As a Malaysian, kindly do not drag us down to the Thai standard of journalism. It matters not who the journalists or bloggers are. As a member of the reading public, I value writing that respects our intelligence, not drivel by journalists with inflated egos abusing unfettered 'freedom of speech' to slander, defame, and libel others without knowing when to stand down when they are wrong. Please get your feet back on the ground.
Legal suits are a good way to remind us that there's still checks and balances in the system to redress any injustice and grievances by unscrupulous journalists who think they can say what they like, when they like, how they like, edit other people's letters to suit themselves and their agenda, or withhold interesting letters containing original thoughts and views for their own plagiarising later on.
No freedom without responsibility I say.