1/3 full or 2/3 empty?

Zul Othman reported in Today on a poll conducted by Globescan and Synovate on press freedom versus social stability. The survey concluded that '48 per cent of Singaporeans feel controls on the media necessary.' Or is it 52% say it is not necessary? It also said, '...43 per cent felt a free press was very important.' So 57% must feel that press freedom is not important. And 'Some 42 per cent of Singaporeans gave a "good job" rating to govt-funded media in accuracy and honesty,...' What about the 58%? So, should we say one third full or two third empty?


Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

Social stability has got nothing to do with press freedom.

Social stability is totally dependent on economic well-being.

These days press freedom is unimportant in developed market economies. Most people who are clued-up know that all media (private or public) are the ball-lickers of the govt in power. And no matter how many pretty faces you have reading the news, all of them (without exception) are media sluts.

We live in a borderless electronic world. We can get news anytime from anywhere— a whole plethora of opinion to choose from from Matt Drudge to the lefty Guardian UK, and Utopian dreamers at democracy Now!

Who wants to read the local press anyway? The only paper worth reading is redbean's New Paper, because it has sex, violence, deceit and human suffering, injustice... i.e. ENTERTAINMENT. Plus it can be used for cleaning windows and wrapping vegetables when you've finished reading.

Yes sir folks, the New Paper is very useful.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

now, shall i submit another article to the New Paper?