“That more or less makes Kay Tat a wolf in sheep clothing. A chameleon, if you like – a confidence trickster, the enemy behind the gates…take your pick. Whichever the pick, the bottom-line remains the same – Kay Tat is likely in cahoots with Faridah and her brother-cum-Insight-Chief-Editor, Jahabar Sadiq. Or else, why would the guys at Insight have tied themselves to the so-called defunct fake news portal?”
THE THIRD FORCE
Has anyone heard of Google Alerts?
Well, if you haven’t, Google Alerts offers a service that detects changes made in World Wide Web content and notifies subscribers of these changes by email or other means. For example, if you want to be notified of posts regarding the Prime Minister that may have been uploaded to websites hosted via the World Wide Web, all you need to do is enter “Prime Minister” or “Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak” or even “Najib Razak” as your search term and narrow down the search results to the region of interest.
In my case, I wanted to be notified the minute Lim Guan Eng opened his mouth or Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali told someone to fly a kite. So all I did was enter their names as search terms and narrow down the region of interest to Malaysia. As a result, each time The Star or New Straits Times or any other media channel – YouTube included – carried content related to the two, I was notified via email on a “as it happens” basis.
Get the idea?
The service is quite effective, to be honest. With it, I do not need to waste time combing through the World Wide Web looking for persons of interest. These past three days alone, I got tons of search results related to Lim Guan Eng, because, as you probably already know, the Cheat Minister is so edgy over the Penang Undersea Tunnel con job that he’s opening his mouth every other day, spewing untruths to bug the eyes of voters ahead of the general election (GE14).
Search results on Guan Eng in my email Inbox
I think you got the idea.
Now, quite recently, I entered The Malaysian Insider (TMI) as a specific search term to verify if indeed the portal everyone claims is out of service is defunct. So obviously, I should not have received notifications from Google since the guys at TMI are no longer operating, right?
Now, what does that tell you?
Quite a lot, frankly. For one, it tells you that The Malaysian Insight (Insight) is not just a revival of TMI, but TMI itself, albeit with a dab of make-up powder and some lipstick to go along with it. Second, it tells you that Ho Kay Tat is very likely calling the shots via The Edge Media Group and is probably helping Faridah Begum – Insight’s owner – run the show.
That more or less makes Kay Tat a wolf in sheep clothing. A chameleon, if you like – a confidence trickster, the enemy behind the gates…take your pick. Whichever the pick, the bottom-line remains the same – Kay Tat is likely in cahoots with Faridah and her brother-cum-Insight-Chief-Editor, Jahabar Sadiq, to tarnish the reputation of the Malaysian Government. Or else, why would the guys at Insight have tied themselves to the so-called defunct fake news portal (TMI)?
Oh yes, I’ve heard that a lot. I remember the one about the guy who told the copper, “The lamppost bumped into my car, damaging it in two places.” Oh, and wait till you hear this one – “Your honour, I swear to God, I went to bed with my wife, but the aliens abducted me and dropped me off in the wrong bed with this other lady.”
Yes, accidents do happen.
But not with Google, no. Being data oriented, the only way Insight could have been tied to TMI is if the guys behind Insight – Jahabar, in particular – had knowingly inserted the term “The Malaysian Insider” somewhere along the way as he got Insight registered. How he accomplished that, I’m not sure. But rest assured, the TMI domain name is very much in existence and is being renewed on a yearly basis.
Take a look for yourselves:
Need I say more?