Tuesday, October 14, 2008

TV3 gets more absurd!

"Pemberian gelaran Datuk kepada Shah Rukh Khan akan menjadikan Malaysia lebih popular" (Awarding the 'datukship' to Shah Rukh Khan will make Malaysia more popular) - was a poll conducted by TV3 via its 'Buletin Utama' on Monday.

I dont know whose idea was it but it looks like the people attached to the newsroom of the private TV station are of low IQ. The catch-line is 'popular'. How popular can Malaysia be by conferring that Hindi movie star a 'datukship?

Why didnt Melaka State Government award the same 'datukship' to Amitabh Bachaan, Dhamendra, Ashwarya Rai, Kajol, etc so as to make Malaysia even more popular in India?

To become popular, you can either advocate to being good or evil. Ariel Sharon is popular, too, right? The whole world knows who Sharon is. The late Yasser Arafat, Saddam Hussein, Indira Gandhi, Konstantin Chernenko and Khomeini are popular figures, too. And so are Chin Peng, Rashid Maidin, Botak Chin and Mail Kerbau. There were once very popular.

Of course TV3 feels the number of viewers for its Hindi movie slot on Saturday will multiple. With Datuk Shah Rukh Khan stars in most of the movies for that slot, advertisers may come in between the commercial breaks.

That will augur well for TV3 but they looked stupid with that poll. Why didnt they poll for 'Patutkah Malaysia memberi gelaran Datuk kepada Shah Rukh Khan' instead? That was a primary school standard poll!

I wont question the 'datukship' but just hope for TV3 to be more professional in such polls. You ask silly questions, you will get silly answers!

16 comments:

My Raison D'etre said...

Saudara,

Stupider still are those who bother to poll the poll.

Guess who makes much much mooolahh?

Welcome back from your Eid Reprieve. So much has happen and there we thought everything would be settled once Abdullah decides.

Wishful thinking. :)

Wasalam.

KOLON, pekan said...

saya setuju dengan sdr. TV3 memperbodh-bodohkan kita dengan soalan yang amat bodoh seperti itu.

agaknya shah rukh khan ada saham dalam TV3 agaknya...

KEIZAL, damansara said...

i was watching it too, bro and i dont think TV3 has got the brain for that.

it is already a laughing stock when shah rukh got a datukship. now, tv3 looks more stupid with the poll. that was not the kind of question for a poll, right?

adik, UM said...

i agree with raison d'etre. that was one of the most stupid poll i ever seen on TV3.

however, i never took part in it.


memang soalan BODOH la!!!

si pitak said...

sometimes, its better to be evil to gain popularity, rite bro?

for TV3, thats not d way to make our country more popular. we are already popular with our politics.

we can even get more popular if our economy collapse!

ex-commentator said...

cuma BAHLOL dan BONGOK je boleh meluluskan soalan macam tu.

memang melucukan! tapi apa boleh buat, dah TV3 ni dihuni oleh kakitangan yang IQ rendah macam bos2 diorang gak!

Anonymous said...

bujai,
apa yang kau marah sangat pada TV3 punya poll tu?

dia punya suka la! aku pun kadang2 amek bahagian gak dalam poll seperti tu.


tapi yang semalam tu.... memang manyak moloh la... hehehe

Moo..... said...

Who say TV3 is stupid??

The poll might be absurb but making money thru the poll is not.

The SMS poll will defenitely make TV3 laugh all the way to the bank....

Malaysian Tigress said...

TV3 set the standards for dumb blonde broadcasters what...so ape nak heran...

adamharris said...

Hello Jai,

You green eye eh? I am in support of TV3 in coming up with the pool. This is marketing, making money bro. Don't you learn it in Marketing Management? (Buat malu SMSJ only)

By giving a Datukship, perhaps we can attract more visitors from India, just imagine if we can attract 10% of the Indian population, how much will Malacca gain from tourism industry.

Secondly, Datuk Ali Rustam did this to pacify the Indian especially- Hindraf, who always has the perception that they were sideline. Hindraf adore Shah Rukh Khan, so they will not stormed Ali Rustam open house.(Kah...kah)


On serious note, Jai, I think you should take over the post of Deputy Chairman of NST since Mr K has tendered his resignation and will migrated to Australia. Boleh ke?

bujai said...

bro adamharris,

hehe... the poll was good la. the revenue TV3 generates from such polls memang la besar. it goes without saying.

the only thing is, dont make the viewers like a bunch of fools with such a stupid question.

NST... sori bro... NST stands for No Such Thing.... hehee... thanx.

PS... lets meet up... my mobile 013-2777 266

bujai said...

malaysian tigress.

i remember an old saying... when you keep on searching for the best, u may end up getting nothing.

that's what TV3 is all about now.... wanting to become the best...

bujai said...

bro raison d'etre.

so much has happened... yeap... paklah is leaving, najib is coming...

remember when norian mai wanted to replace rahim? they said, rahim PI, norian MAI

Anonymous said...

nothing wrong with the poll except that those in charge of it should be more professional in setting the topics and questions. dont make a fool out of the viewer... no good laaa!!!

kelambu said...

too many rotten balls at TV3. you know lah... old ones!

as you get older, your common sense will elapse you...

Chuckiesd said...

they should not asking stupid question for us. It make us more angry either..