Journalism is built on trust. A journalist who fabricates his report commits journalism's biggest sin. In the US, such a journalist is sacked, shamed and shunned.
Here in Malaysia, however, he continues to write about the goodness of his own existence. Today in the Sunday Times, he came out of hiding to write [I was told] about how this goodness of his is somehow related to our Merdeka.
I wonder if you read the column today. I was told that he still hasn't come clean about the sin he committed, the stories he fabricated for his June 11 column.
But even if he owns up and say a thousand apologies would you believe another word he writes, knowing that journalism is built on trust?
[please read related articles on fellow fabricators here and here and here]
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