Report card grade: F-
The collective opinion of Singaporeans is that reporters, also referred to as keyboard athletes, have lived up to expectations of a 154th rank media in the world.
One Singaporean, Mei You Yong, said: “It was noted that none of the reporters in Singapore are Olympians. They have not participated in any major international competitive sport, but were seen to be talking smack quite a lot comparatively.”
“It must have been exhausting working out those fingers of theirs the last two weeks though. Instead of directing hard questions at politicians, they direct hard questions at sports persons.”
“Overall, it was as expected, an F- performance.”
Other locals said there is a silver lining though now that the mainstream media in Singapore is ranked so low internationally.
Qu Chi Sai, another local, said: “Singapore’s media put up a disappointing overall Olympic media campaign, including conveniently forgetting the hard work of each and every athlete and their team, who did their best to represent Singapore despite the lack of support they received in the build-up.”
“So, no one notices how badly the mainstream media performs anymore these days until they do something stupid to bring it upon themselves.”
“So the only way to go is up, I guess.”