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4/06/2008

Stop depending on Western Media

This is what George Yeo said. He also said, 'For too long, we have depended too much on the Western media for news about each other's regions.' And for too long we have allowed Western media to form views about us, what is acceptable to them and what is not, who is good and who is bad, according to their interest and agenda. The foolish Asians are starting to wake up and starting to think that they do not need the approval of the West on what they think is acceptable or not. Only now they are calling for a different world view in Asian eyes and in Asian interest. Singapore will host an Asia Middle East Dialogue to work towards the liberation of the Asian mind. Suddenly someone realised that they have a mind that can think, and that we are still colonised in our way of thinking and in the news we read. Only now that we realised that our views and opinions were formulated by the West. Pathetic. In the first place all Asian media should do a soul searching and kick out the asses that allowed misinformation and distortion of information by Western media to appear in their prints and news. This kind of unthinking and shallow behavior cannot be allowed to continue, unless the country is still a colony and the press is controlled by the West.. We demand a high standard of reporting on our own internal affairs by foreigners, or at least insist on a right of reply. We are we printing distorted and mischievious articles about Asian countries freely as a right, as a freedom of expression, press freedom? For so doing, we are equally guilty to the misinformation and mischiefs created and the distorting of the minds of the readers. Lets first start at home and impose a high standard of reporting and not blindly printing misinformation or totally biased views in our media. And if there is a reason to do so, include a qualification or a fair and objective article to prevent the tooth from becoming the truth.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

For all the faults of Western Media, is the non-Western Media any better? or Worse?

coolvegan

Matilah_Singapura said...

Unless you can have direct experience of current events, you will have to depend on new sources (and the internet) to get the information.

And then of course there is on'e own brain - with the potential to be critically analytical, although the minority of people develop this capacity.

> Lets first start at home and impose a high standard of reporting <

Who is going to do ths "imposing"? The government? Government-certified news!

What a concept!

Anonymous said...

I'll rather have the wild, wild west over the 154th anytime.

Anonymous said...

The 154th is even more biased than western media in some reporting.