Wednesday, August 28, 2013

When An Ignoramus Pretends To Be An Expert

I always say, when you read what is on the internet to take it with a pinch of salt and do your own research before accepting it as a Gospel truth. Simple fact is that many bloggers write based on their own prejudices , myself included, and it gets worse if the posts are written with a political agenda. However what gets my goat the most is when someone posts as if he is an expert on the subject, and to add more authority to what is alleged quotes that certain anonymous experts in the field is either his direct source, or is the person(s) who gave the tip off or other such instruments that will have no way to be independently verified by the reader.

I do not want to take too much time on this post but just wanted to show the most recent example of a biased "expert" who just wants to make political hay with his post linked HERE. I normally doesn't care to link or comment on such nonsense as I do not want to give them an increased page view count, but his obvious mishmash of the replacement of Mig-29N replacement program with the alleged non-flyability of the Su-30MKM obviously demonstrated his ignorance rather than his expertise.

I wonder if he even knows what are the jets practising the Merdeka Day flypast as appeared in the photographs in today's newspaper below. The sad part is many with the same bigoted view will lap it up even though it is painfully obvious that 4 units of the MKMs are being spared by the Armed Forces in order to celebrate the grand event although obviously their operational needs are very pressing. Enough said.

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