It is hard to interview the best Olympians in Singapore when you yourself suck.
This after Singapore reporters hailing from the 154th ranking media in the world demanded world class local athletes to answer questions after their respective Olympic swimming races.
One Singaporean athlete, You Yong, said: “Reporters in Singapore are disappointing people with their attitude towards their abysmal international rankings buried at 154th position.”
“This lack of a proper response by the Singapore media to up standards shows an utter lack of character.”
Other sports people said this Olympics episode would allow the mainstream media to reflect on their failings over so many years.
Guan Jun, another sports person, said: “The mainstream media reporters must man up and face up to their failures and talk about them.”
“To always be at the bottom in the world is nothing to shout about, yes, but to not even acknowledge you suck is the problem of this perpetual embarrassment.”
“Stop trying to act like you are even qualified to interview the best.”