Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sheer genius, or complete dodo

I... AM... STUMPED.

Speechless. Flabbergasted. Silenced. Call it whatever you want.

After reading this article from Today, I no longer know the depth of rubbish-ness that can come out from the Singapore msm (main stream media). Seriously. I don't know how to react, or comment any further.

Maybe it is such a brilliant move to be so unorthodox, obscure and uncomprehensible that bloggers kena stunned (caught off-guard). I mean, how are we going to answer that article? Snubbed. Totally pwned.

Either it's sheer genius, or complete dodo.

It's like saying we should go back to postage because emails and e-cards are causing world-wide companies to be obliterated. Fax machines will no longer exist and post-boxes will no longer be seen. And stamp collectors will soon fade away. There goes First-Day covers...

Wow, where did that analogy come from?

I don't know. Just like the electoral boundaries, the lines keep changing until it's all blurred now. Perhaps it is using ridiculous and highly questionable articles to increase readership. Maybe there is an angle which I had failed to see. Mayhaps it wants to test its media boundaries, or even try to stretch the limits of Singaporeans' patience to get a reaction.

I really don't know.

This is my fourth article back to back concerning the Singapore msm. Doesn't help when the press is ranked a lowly >140 out of 195 countries.

You are losing readership because you suck. No one wants to waste money for useless stuff that continues to produce junk, especially in a recession. Either you change your content or ship out. As far as I can remember, the blogging community has been telling you for ages .

You still don't get it, do you? Anyway, the Elite One has spoken. Doesn't matter a hoot to him, so why should it bother you?

"Singaporeans are free to read whatever they want, the influential founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew said of his country, which ranks near the bottom on a watchdog's index of press freedom."

Sheesh, I'm beginning to sound like a broken record now...

5 comments:

Chee Wai Lee said...

Hehehe. It is clear the MSM is terrified of people learning how to "Google it" :).

Is that Seattle newspaper going out of business? The articles I've read so far indicated it was simply moving to a purely online-format.

I used to like newspapers, but I hated (and still hate) the paper used.

Singapore Short Stories said...

I did not know much about Allan Ooi till I read a particular online website.

ThinkForMeSingapore said...

Seattle P-I is NOT going out of business. It is just going to an online format.
The residents of Seattle are NOT going to be making decisions in the dark and neither are the businesses of Seattle going see sales slump. Well, they may because of the recession but definitely NOT because the Seattle P-I going to an online format. But maybe that's because Seattle has Microsoft and we have Temasek Holdings... so, maybe Kaffein is wrong, we might all die when ST shuts it's doors. That being said, I'd rather die.

Anonymous said...

what?! Now they are threatening us that commoners like us will faced more adversities if they r gone! since when the entire economic system has depend on the survival of a newspaper coy?! maybe its only in sg!

Anonymous said...

"Singaporeans are free to read whatever they want"

It is akin to "Singaporean read with their eyes wide open". Isn't that remind you of the quote by the same old man "Investors invest with their eyes wide open" on minibomb saga ?

It implies that Lies and deceiving is okay for the government as it is up to Singaporean to decide, and that no one force them to read.