Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Online Citizen: an alternative to the docile Singapore media

The following is a salient example of how fair and impartial the government controlled Singapore media are,

The 2006 Singapore election featured large turnouts at some of the election rallies of the opposition parties, which was unheard of since the 1980s. A report by Malaysian press The Star estimated that around 10,000 people attended the Workers' Party rally on 30 April at Hougang. At the last rally of the Workers' Party at Serangoon Stadium on 5 May, the audience filled up most of the field and even spilled outside the stadium. However the local media did not report on the large turnout at all, this prompted widespread criticisms on the credibility of the Singapore media on local political issues. (source)
          Workers' Party Rally, Serangoon Stadium, 5 may 2006 (YouTube)

As an antidote to the mind-numbing propaganda issued forth from the docile mainstream media, The Online Citizen,  http://theonlinecitizen.com/reports suppressed facts and alternative viewpoints.

Although new to the site, with limited knowledge of its contents, I would nevertheless commend it to all who wish to breathe the fresh air of intelligent thoughts, away from the murky smog of stale mantra issued forth from the Singapore power elite.

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