Most people by now have heard the news that there were allegations that Workers’ Party candidate Dr Daniel Goh had had an affair with a former student. The letter, sent to newsrooms as well as the Workers’ Party, was signed off by a “Max Chan” and also alleged that the former student’s boyfriend had found out about the affair.
But before even verifying the letter and asking or digging for evidence, the main stream media ("MSM") decided to publish the story just based on a flimsy, poorly researched letter. Contrast this to the 2012 Michael Palmer case where by TNP (The New Paper) tabloid presented with SMS evidence went to check for more information and tipped off the government ! The SMSes were received on Saturday but they only waited till PAP called the press conference on Wednesday! TOTAL of FIVE FREAKING DAYS !
This is not the first time that the MSM has been blatantly shown to show favoritism and a total disrespect to good journalism. In 2013, Nicole Seah was accused of having an affair with a married man based on a photo of them together in a facebook post! No evidence, no proof, no research, only a photo taken together. Why don't the MSM take a photo of a girl with PM Lee at a public event, and accuse her of having an affair with him?! I am sure that will sell newspapers!
My ultimate disgust with the MSM are reporters that they compromise their scruples just for the sake of publishing news. I have had a real life experience before when the reporters hover around funeral wakes hoping to catch a loose tongue relative who will divulge some information that they can sensationalize their story.
Sure, I understand that journalists have to make a living too and many are just bound by their masters to do their bidding, but at least have a conscience and a brain. Go write for a foreign international paper instead of rotting your brain and talent with the Singapore MSM.
For many years, I have unsubscribed to the MSM (The government's propaganda machine), because the only use of their newspapers are for wrapping dog excrement. Using them as toilet paper would be too much of an honor.