If schools are supposed to be non-partisan, why the f*** is our mainstream media not?

TODAY reports: “..schools are neutral places for learning and not platforms for partisan politics,” says a spokesperson for the Ministry of Education.  (CNA, 12 Feb 2016)

Our mainstream media did not sensationalise LKY’s death,
with no locals crying like North Korean citizens,
with “matured” preschoolers brought to his funeral by teachers, and could very well comprehend what they were even doing,
with “trendy” youths uploading Facebook eulogies as they were all suddenly aware, touched, and knew in-depthly about his contribution to Singapore,                                          
with the “Memory in Prints: Lee Kuan Yew and Us” exhibition travelling over Singapore indoctrinating citizens with crying pictures of Singaporeans from all walks of life and ages.

An older article where I wrote on my thoughts on the media & public reaction of LKY’s passing: [Immersion Journalism] Perspective of a 19 year old on media and public reaction to Mr Lee’s passing


Our mainstream media do not let PAP take credit for the on-the-ground social or community efforts by civil servants as we are non-partisan.
Our mainstream media shares about the other side of ISA and political prisoners.                       
Our mainstream media never ever banned any political films.
Our mainstream media paints a comprehensive picture of our local history, with no over-focus on PAP’s legacy.

An older article where I wrote about previous bans on political films in Singapore : [Investigative Journalism] 6 Political Videos & Singapore’s Censorship


Our mainstream media do not target kids like Amos Yee to look like political assholes,
with parents becoming the best role model for their kids when they sensibly follow the crowd and spit “rape”, and vulgarities at him.
Our mainstream media do not shape a skewed reputation to readers when they mention about political activists.
Our media landscape makes human rights and civil society – non-radical or popular terms by mentioning significantly and positively about them.

List of older articles I wrote on the : Amos Yee Saga

The most recent article: AMOS YEE’S ISSUE WITH “CLOSE-MINDED CHINESE PIECES OF SHIT”


Our mainstream media journalists are mostly, and “definitely” objective by nature, and not partisan to the government.
Rachael Chang should have apologised for disrespecting our opened press.
Our media is surely not PAP’s spokesperson,
Our education is for sure, non-partisan likewise.

A comparison article I did on the – mainstream vs non-mainstream media: If you want to say Politics is dirty, I would say Ideology is dirtier.

If our educational landscape is supposedly non-partisan, is the same consideration given towards our mainstream media landscape? Many Singaporeans read our mainstream newspapers and watch our free-to-air TV (*Mediacorp) on a regular basis. It’s no wonder many Singaporeans end up with a objective and non-partisan mindset towards our political landscape 🙂

To check out our other recent posts on media landscape:

PREVIOUS TIMES WHEN MY POLITICAL POSTS FACED “UNCANNY” TECHNICAL/PUBLISHING ISSUES [IMMERSION JOURNALISM]

EXPRESSIVE PIECE: WHAT IS WORSE THAN PHYSICAL TORTURE? [POLITICAL ACTIVISTS / DETAINEES]

[INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM] IS THE PRESENCE OF NON-MAINSTREAM MEDIA REALLY THAT IMPORTANT IN SINGAPORE? A CASE STUDY OF HOLYCRIT SAGA

[INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM] “PARKOUR” SAGA: HOW CREDIBLE ARE OUR LOCAL NEWS SITES?

DO WE EVEN KNOW HOW THE COMPUTER MISUSE AND CYBER SECURITY ACT AFFECTS OUR LIVES? [INFORMATIVE POST]

To check out the full list of our older pieces on media landscape, click HERE

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Article for reading: 1994 – 2015: A Chronology of Authoritarian Rule in Singapore

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