Can't You Just Stay Behind The Camera?

Sometimes, I don't understand why they do it.

I mean, there are people who are brilliant behind the cameras - as producers or directors or what not - but make fools of themselves when they're in front of it.

Case in point: Jason Dasey!


Jason Dasey also anchors FourFourTwo on Astro

Don't get me wrong, I ain't dissing the dude. I'm sure he's a smart guy but when he anchors a soccer program, he comes up with the most stupid things on TV.

He currently anchors Astro's World Cup 2010 coverage and man, the things he says makes me cringe in disbelief. I know he has an extensive broadcasting background but I'm sure he ain't no soccer expert like John Dykes.

I guess the problem also lies with Astro, no?

I fully understand that in Malaysia, especially the English-speaking fans, for a soccer program to be popular, the anchor or presenter needs to be 'white' as they are perceived to be more knowledgeable about the sport. Whether there is merit on this assumption or not is immaterial; bottom-line, Malaysians will only tune in if they see a white guy anchoring or presenting.

This is a man who knows what he talks about

But you can't just put any white dude to do that! Just because that white dude has million of years experience in broadcasting doesn't mean he knows what soccer is.

And especially when you have ex professional players in the panel, you need someone who really knows the sport to anchor the program and I can tell you this, Jason Dasey is not that person!

Oh well.

I'm just calling it how I see it.


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