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April Fools’ Day made Straits Times appear more credible

April Fools’ Day made Straits Times appear more credible

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Singaporeans felt newspaper was operating in its natural environment.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who have a low threshold for feel-good news and hold information to high standards of veracity, said they are heartened by the effects of April Fools’ Day on The Straits Times newspaper.

This after they said operating on April 1 made the only English language broadsheet in Singapore appear more credible.

One Singaporean, Tak Sin Boon, said: “Operating on April Fools’ Day allowed The Straits Times to achieve a certain good fit.”

“This was so as they were operating in their natural environment as I am incredulous whenever I read The Straits Times on any other day.”

“As more news coverage on that day were outrageous and fake, this made other news organisations come down a notch to catch up with what The Straits Times has always been excelling at.”

Other Singaporeans said the reason is multi-fold.

Another local, Pian Lang Eh, said: “In comparison to what was getting reported elsewhere on April 1, Straits Times appeared on par in the midst of ludicrous hoaxes.”

At press time, Straits Times has reverted to its less credible mode on April 6 as everywhere else publications were getting serious with their coverage.

 

 

 

 

 

 





April Fools’ Day allowed Straits Times to appear more credible

April Fools’ Day allowed Straits Times to appear more credible

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Singaporeans felt newspaper was operating in its natural environment.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who have a low threshold for feel-good news and hold information to high standards of veracity, said they are heartened by the effects of April Fools’ Day on The Straits Times newspaper.

This after they said operating on April 1 made the only English language broadsheet in Singapore appear more credible.

One Singaporean, Tak Sin Boon, said: “Operating on April Fools’ Day allowed The Straits Times to achieve a certain good fit.”

“This was so as they were operating in their natural environment as I am incredulous whenever I read The Straits Times on any other day.”

“As more news coverage on that day were outrageous and fake, this made other news organisations come down a notch to catch up with what The Straits Times has always been excelling at.”

Other Singaporeans said the reason is multi-fold.

Another local, Pian Lang Eh, said: “In comparison to what was getting reported elsewhere on April 1, Straits Times appeared on par in the midst of ludicrous hoaxes.”

At press time, Straits Times has reverted to its less credible mode on April 2 as everywhere else publications were getting serious with their coverage.

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans worried Jubilee Baby Gift scheme an elaborate April Fools’ Day hoax

S’poreans worried Jubilee Baby Gift scheme an elaborate April Fools’ Day hoax

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Government’s offer of giving babies born next year free blankets seen as a joke.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who may or may not have children, are still in shocked at the way the Singapore government wants to induce pregnancy among the child-bearing population.

One Singaporean, Shen Hai Zi, said: “The government wants me to have more children and the incentive is a free blanket?”

“That’s how much the authorities think a new life on Earth is worth?”

This widespread incredulity has caused many other locals to feel that the government is carrying out an elaborate April Fools’ Day joke that will last one year until 2015.

Another Singaporean, Zhen Hao Xiao, said: “The National Population and Talent Division (NPTD) made the announcement for this Baby Jubilee Gift scheme on April 1.”

“Like that not obvious enough it’s fake meh?”

Singapore bans April Fool’s jokes

Singapore bans April Fool’s jokes

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Media Development Authority warns of legal consequences for publications that defy the ban, reports CBS Breaking News.

SINGAPORE (CBSBN) – The Singaporean authorities have announced a ban on April fool’s jokes in the media.
In a memorandum circulated to television broadcasting stations, radio stations, and newspaper publications by the Media Development Authority (MDA), the authorities warned media outlets against running fake stories for the purposes of entertainment.

“The integrity of the media comes into question when quality standards are abandoned recklessly in favor of inappropriate jocularity. False reporting undermines the trustworthiness of news itself and leads to the decay of the social fabric,” the statement circulated by the MDA read.

Media outlets were told to stick to business as usual on April Fool’s Day.

“No media center in Singapore shall under any circumstances disseminate fabricated or otherwise baseless news items on April 1, or any other day.”

News organizations in Western countries have a tradition of including humorous satirical pieces on April Fool’s Day.

Read full report here.

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