Sheih Kickdefella. Syed Azidi's delicious concoction h e r e about what the Deputy Prime Minister's wife was supposed to have been up to lately [like giving the PM a sum of RM200 million from a submarine sale commission and meeting a missing P.I. on the British isle to pay hum RM5 million in bribes) has caused concern among some of his close blogging buddies.
At least one has compared him here to RPK, the Malaysia Today editor now being detained under the ISA, who once vowed he would take down Najib and who even signed a statutory declaration saying Rosmah was present when Mongolian beauty Altantuya C4-ed.
A journo-blogger has accused Sheih here as being paid by "one of the leaders of an Opposition party".
Immediately, the question that came to my mind was: Is it wrong for a blogger to be paid to blog? Some bloggers are paid via ads by Google, car companies, record labels, even newspapers. Sheih is an employee of the State Government of Kelantan and paid by the PAS government. I'm sure some are paid directly or discreetly by politicians, just as there are others who openly blog for a certain political party because they are members of that party and , therefore, it is their "job" to help keep their party strong and relevant.
Blogging's high-flyers earn up to US$200,000 a year, according to Tehnorati here. Every blogger I know has entertained some thought about turning "professional". I myself have tried to turn my blog into a gold mine, with no great luck, of course.
No, I don't have any issue with bloggers who are able to earn a living from their blogs. As long as we write the truth and do not concoct lies for those few dollars more.
In Sheih's case, he made some very serious allegations against the PM, the DPM and the DPM's wife. If those allegations are not true, they are lies. To prove that they are not just a concoction of someone's wild imagination, Sheih will have to susbtantiate those allegations.
Knowing him, I'm sure he would.
What Agenda is Kickdefella up to this Round by Big Dog
Kickdefella is doing a more than one way to skin a cat on Najib by Pasquale
Saturday, October 04, 2008
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