to inform or to expose?

Loh Chee Kong was thinking aloud on the role of journalists after Vivian said that one of the media's role is to expose Govt's wrongdoings. This is a major shift, if for real, in the role of the media. But Chee Kong was sensible enough to ask whether it is just a red herring. And everyone in the media too did not think it wise or worth more reading into it. It was spoken and forgotten. Silence follows on this issue. The role of the media is simply to inform, educate and entertain. I will just stick to this sacred formula to be safe.


Anonymous said...

Vivian talk only lah. At the end of the day self censorship is still the best way to stay out of trouble.

MSM will be totally different if
the reporters are allowed to report the truth and ST allowed to print the other views.

sigh... maybe we will get better.

redbean said...

i think he is serious. but i am still wondering what he meant by the light touch.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Since the people elected the leaders of their government, and have the privilege of paying through their noses for lavish super-scale salaries, I think it is the people who are the ones who are rightfully ENTITLED to point out the govt's mistakes, and to DEMAND correction.

In case anyone has forgotten, here is Matilah's reminder:

The government is SERVANT to the people and THEIR country.

Matilah_Singapura said...

P.S. In private enterprise, this VB fella would have been fired for talking such nonsense in PUBLIC. Imagine you are CEO and this is one of your employees—he will make your company look bad!

What an embarrassment!

redbean said...


how can you say that vivian is talking nonsense? that is a policy speech my fren.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Eh tambi, I can say anything I like lah.

Why do I need someone else to make "policy" for me? I have my own governance, my own "laws" lah

redbean said...

ok lah,

talking cock is a good pasttime.

everyone here please note that i am just talking cock. don't take it too seriously.