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Rio Olympics wrap-up: S’pore mainstream media still disappointing, ranked 154th in world

Rio Olympics wrap-up: S’pore mainstream media still disappointing, ranked 154th in world

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Report card grade: F-

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In a post-mortem report dissecting how well Team Mainstream Media Singapore did this Rio 2016 Olympics, Singaporeans from all walks of life have given them an F- grade in their report card.

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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans hope end of GE2015 will help PAP & mainstream media find closure about AHPETC issue

S’poreans hope end of GE2015 will help PAP & mainstream media find closure about AHPETC issue

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It is time to let go, voters tell PAP and mainstream media.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life who feel pain on behalf of others, have come out to console the PAP and mainstream media.

This after the PAP and mainstream media have not been able to find closure the last six months about the AHPETC issue and it finally looks like the time has come to move on as GE2015 is drawing to a close.

One Singaporean, Suan Leh Bah, said he feels bad on their behalf as they couldn’t move on with their lives for the longest time: “I pray and hope that the conclusion of GE2015 will allow them to heal.”

“It has been too long and they must be strong in picking up the pieces and getting on with their lives. There is a future ahead that is bright and I hope they can see it too.”

Other Singaporeans said they understand it is not easy for the PAP to move on as they had to relive the the AHPETC issue over and over again and struggle to make sense of what was happening, while Singaporeans, by and large, have moved on to other things to better occupy their lives and lead a fuller existence.

This might have left them feeling like they were in the lurch, when in reality, they were overthinking things.

Another voter, Mai Gong Leow, said: “It is never easy finding out you are the only one reliving a moment over and over again, like a bad breakup or marriage that is etched into your mind.”

“It may seem like everyone else don’t care and you are all alone in this world who cannot find closure, and the truth of the matter is, you really are the only one in the world who cannot find closure because everyone else has moved on and the issue really lies with you.”

At press time, PAP and mainstream media are contemplating on how they can continue to not move on and to make AHPETC an issue until GE2020.

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans react to mainstream media using lousy photos of Workers’ Party

S’poreans react to mainstream media using lousy photos of Workers’ Party

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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The mainstream media, such as Channel News Asia, has been caught slyly publishing unflattering images of opposition politicians this GE2015.

This is despite them having the resources to invest in photographers and being able to choose from a wide array of shots taken from the limited access ares dedicated for media use on campaigning grounds.

Workers’ Party:

"If we had done anything wrong, we'd be investigated, we'd be in jail": The Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang touches…

Posted by Channel NewsAsia Singapore on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

 

PAP:

"Vote for the right Government so we can help our children achieve the impossible": People's Action Party's Lee Hsien…

Posted by Channel NewsAsia Singapore on Friday, September 4, 2015

 

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “And we wonder why Singaporeans have been losing trust in the mainstream media.”
Jiang Pian Hua, 44-year-old financial adviser

 

sian-half-uncle “They might as well just Photoshop Low Thia Khiang as a monster with five eyes and green skin.”
Meitu Xiu Xiu, 62-year-old house painter

 

happy-bird-girl “Thank goodness no one really relies on the mainstream media outlets for real news these days.”
Pian Ren De, 17-year-old dropout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











Anonymous email alleges most mainstream media reporters in S’pore have affairs with their pet dogs

Anonymous email alleges most mainstream media reporters in S’pore have affairs with their pet dogs

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Accusation must be true because it can be found on the Internet.

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An anonymous email making the rounds online has claimed that most mainstream media reporters in Singapore have affairs with their pet dogs.

Although unverified, the contents of the email warrants publicity as it was found on the Internet, which means it must be true.

Making the email public is also in line with mainstream media standards in Singapore, where the publishing of baseless accusations of any stripe is acceptable as long as it is explained as a matter of public interest and transparency, while the onus is on the wrongly accused to prove their innocence.

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who know an idiot when they meet one, said they believe this information is true because anonymous emails are the source of gospel truth.

One Singaporean, Jin Kum Gong, said: “If an email said most mainstream reporters have illicit affair with their pet dogs, it must definitely be the case.”

“I think as Singaporeans, we shouldn’t be so quick to judge and cast doubt on such claims by using our faculties of reasoning.”

“I also believe it is always good to remember that mainstream media reporters are government lap dogs and so having illicit affairs with their pet dogs is actually within the scope of breeding between the same species.”

At press time, most mainstream media reporters have not issued a rebuttal to suggest their innocence which means they are definitely guilty.

 

 

 

 

 











Anonymous email alleges most mainstream media reporters in S’pore have illicit affairs with their pet dogs

Anonymous email alleges most mainstream media reporters in S’pore have illicit affairs with their pet dogs

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Accusation must be true because it can be found on the Internet.

mainstream-media-reporters-singapore

An anonymous email making the rounds online has claimed that most mainstream media reporters in Singapore have affairs with their pet dogs.

Although unverified, the contents of the email warrants publicity as it was found on the Internet, which means it must be true.

Making the email public is also in line with mainstream media standards in Singapore, where the publishing of baseless accusations of any stripe is acceptable as long as it is explained as a matter of public interest and transparency, while the onus is on the wrongly accused to prove their innocence.

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who know an idiot when they meet one, said they believe this information is true because anonymous emails are the source of gospel truth.

One Singaporean, Jin Kum Gong, said: “If an email said most mainstream reporters have illicit affair with their pet dogs, it must definitely be the case.”

“I think as Singaporeans, we shouldn’t be so quick to judge and cast doubt on such claims by using our faculties of reasoning.”

“I also believe it is always good to remember that mainstream media reporters are government lap dogs and so having illicit affairs with their pet dogs is actually within the scope of breeding between the same species.”

At press time, most mainstream media reporters have not issued a rebuttal to suggest their innocence which means they are definitely guilty.

 

 

 

 

 











Party pooper on Thursday, still timely on Saturday

Party pooper on Thursday, still timely on Saturday

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What has an unlikely encounter with SDP man James Gomez got to do with what New Nation is about?

By Belmont Lay

JUST THE other day I bumped into James Gomez at a mall restroom in Farrer Park. This was on a Thursday while coincidentally on my way to the first-ever editorial discussion with the New Nation team.

I have never met the man in the flesh before. But I recognised him. Enough for me to promptly violate all male toilet etiquette by striking up a prolonged conversation.

An academic discussion about the press, public relations (his forte), social enterprises and the shortest possible route to Boat Quay were preceded by the usual what gives, the weather and what you doing this General Election.

All under 30 minutes and on the way from lavatory to the MRT station.

Not too bad for two people who have never met before.

Shortly after, we shook hands (which were already washed), wished each other all the best and went our separate ways.

And here’s the kicker: What was a foregone conclusion to me at that time – that Gomez was going to be a member of the Singapore Democratic Party – turned out to be news to the rest of the country only three days later.

The “if onlys” have culminated into a publication about giving you some fresh kicks from sources in the know and letting you on to what you can’t seem to find in the mainstream press – yet or never.

The public announcement about his SDP membership at the party’s pre-election rally at Hong Lim Park that Saturday was reported by the mainstream media only on Sunday.

And here’s the point of this missive: You wouldn’t have had to wait till Sunday for that piece of news. I could have told you so on Thursday. And I would have been a party pooper.

Or I could have waited till Saturday evening, and I would still have been timelier — with better, quotable quotes. It would have been a scoop.

But it wasn’t. The news didn’t reach the public until Sunday and it was hardly timely as there was no where to put the news out.

If only there was an outlet, if only bottom-up news and views could be credibly reported, if only there was an initiative and if only…

So this is what New Nation is about. The “if onlys” have culminated into a publication about giving you some fresh kicks from sources in the know and letting you on to what you can’t seem to find in the mainstream press – yet or never.

It is not exactly alternative press either. Or anti-establishment.

And God forbid should it actually become the much hackneyed “citizen journalism” – a noun that has been so loosely thrown around it has become an adjective to be used for purely descriptive purposes. Like how fresh sushi is described as “unctuous” or a salad as “crisp”.

What it shall be is a platform dedicated to bottom-up news and views. It will be helmed by young people who are staking a claim in wanting to be heard in this country.

With a bit of boundless energy to spare and a keen eye strained on current affairs, we are going to prove that being critical, insightful and not anonymous will lead to sources in the know for the purposes of news gathering and analysis.

So the next time, New Nation shall be world-ready. And coincidence-ready.

The next restroom conversation might just result in me running back excitedly to my keyboard to type: “Mah Bow Tan said the breakdown cost of building HDB flats is…”

Maybe the next time you wouldn’t have to wait till Sunday. Or better still, never have to wait for never.

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