I can tell you one thing...you just can't leave Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad alone. You just can't ignore him. Not you, not me, not bloggers, and obviously, not the mainstream media.
I remember the time when there were clear instructions for the NST not to cover any of Dr M's events or statements. We were told to just "leave it to Bernama" and "see-lah if we can use it".
"He's no longer the PM anyway," a certain someone retorted.
And when Dr M made strong pronouncements on Israel, Zionism, western imperialism, et al, in his typical style, that certain someone snorted: "He should keep quiet.., he is not speaking for the government.."
I'm sure Dr M knew then that he was speaking on his own behalf. He never wavered in his conviction about certain issues.
You hate him or you love the man. But you cannot ignore him.
His blog is phenomenal.
I can imagine the everyday routine for editors and senior journalists -- going through his blog. And they just cannot ignore what he has to say.
Dr M 's blog is a good source of news. And for many, an education, in whatever form.
I've seen the newspapers publish Che Det's views..
Like this one today.