|SoPo blogs beating the tabloids at their own game?|
A good advice from The Unspinners, probably the most influential pro-Umno social political blog (27 million hits and counting), I must say. It is true that too many Umno and pro-Umno blogs are resorting to tabloid-ish news and postings, especially after last year's general election, in order to maintain their readership or just to remain relevant. The Unspinners say if these Umno cybertroopers want to dish out gutter postings on people's private lives, they should focus on scandals involving politicians and not celebrities like Awie.
"... there are so many hypocrites among our politicians, (they) claim to be holy when in actual fact they are far from it." - The Unspinners (Usah masuk hal rumahtangga artis untuk kejar ranking, 10 July 2014)
|Gunning for him or his dad?|
Sometimes the two worlds do collide, though. As in the high-profiled divorce case involving the sister of a local jazz diva Sheila Majid and the son of a former Sarawak Chief Minister and the Opposition's No 1 Enemy in East Malaysia, Taib Mahmud. It's the kind of story I thought Harian Metro would have lapped up especially in view of the BM tabloid's dwindling circulation. Thanks to The Benchmark, which not your typical sopo blog, we learn about how dirty divorce cases can be when they involve the world of celebrities and politicians.
Read all about it in Jailed Conman and a Syariah-compliant partner. I can't vouch for the accuracy of the claims made in the posting (check out the super-dodgy Canadian connections, for example) but as far as trashy tabloid stuff goes, you can't get any better!
p.s. In the spirit of The Unspinners' very good Ramadan advice, I hope no Umno or pro-Umno sopo blogs would put up the Benchmark's article.