'Tis not the presence of journos that tarnishes House's dignity

Hazlan Zakaria

Modified 23 Mar 2017, 10:00 am

COMMENT 'Tis not the presence of journalists that tarnishes Parliament's dignity, but the grasping hands of the executive, which seeks to drag the People's House, under their thumb and shadow's lee.

The little Napoleans that seek to instruct how and when, journalists can ask questions and to whom they can speak beforehand. If only to safeguard their bosses from embarrassing moments, for being caught without their figurative pants on, in flagrante delicto.

Brandishing around arguments of "I used to be a wartawan", only to fail to remember the duties that journalists need to do. Forgetting that the media should not answer to those in power, but to the people who are sick of political shiznits and demanding to know more...

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