Monday, October 30, 2006

Lulu Spots a New Trend

How many of you noticed this new trend in the papers?
Hot and happening.
the PM's doing it, the ex-PM's doing it.
no,no, not talking about bitching one another and comparing your sons's contracts.

Transcripts-la. Transcripts are IN

They're the IN thing for the season.

www.dictionary.com defines it as
tran‧script – noun
1. a written, typewritten, or printed copy; something transcribed or made by transcribing.
2. an exact copy or reproduction, esp. one having an official status.
3. an official report supplied by a school on the record of an individual student, listing subjects studied, grades received, etc.
4. a form of something as rendered from one alphabet or language into another.

well, DrM had his transcript .
the first one was after his meeting with Pak Lah on Sunday.
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/10/23/nation/20061023002018&sec=nation

Then there was a second transcript, a day after his meeting with the present Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/10/23/nation/20061023235010&sec=nation

don't worry. Pak "his son also had a contract"Lah was not left out of this "transcript" fad.
They gave him one for the press conference held at his Hari Raya open house in Dewan Milenium, Kepala Batas, Penang, on Oct 26.
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/10/27/nation/20061027012416&sec=nation

why all this transcripts?
Could it be because they didn't want to end up being misquoted and spinned like the Sultan of Johore?
“We know of a (television presenter) who approached the Sultan asking a prepared question that merely asked whether pensioners should meddle in government business or not. The connection to Mahathir was made later,” he said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

actually procedure is that every interview with government officers, esp PM, DPM, etc should be transcribed first then only the story written.

1. to protect the reporters ass
2. to be fair
3. so every interview should have a story/report and the full transcript to make sure that it's not bias.

But MALAYSIA SUKA GORENG LA . most of the time write the quote for the minister la.