Monday

Journalism - Truth or Biased?

I have never had very high expectations for our local newspaper because i have always thought that it seems to hush certain things or maybe just avoid certain stories. I can only assume this things happen because i am not in the journalism sector and not in the gist of things so i can only assume that things like that happen from how the papers are published every morning till......

Few weeks back, i was reading a book,Guardians of Power, The Myth of Liberal Media. This book talks about the 'famous' UK papers that supposedly does some hushing up or maybe show a more biased side to a certain view. So in the outside world of Singapore, other supposed much more reputable newspaper might be playing these tricks too.

Just recently, a journalist friend shared something. Now you know why i could only assume till that day. This person shared of how a certain story was edited heavily and also seem to side one of the views slightly more then the other because of connections involved within the network. And there and then, i got my confirmation. So now i need not assume, but i know.

The person left me with this quote, ' There is no more absolute truth.'

4 comments:

Shingo T said...

Some time ago, on the CNA news sites, there was a news on the crimination of someone who used to be on the ruling party. The headlines even mentioned the names of the party.

A few hours later, they took the name of the ruling party out of the article.

Roxy. said...

yea, that's singapore news.

The Happy Bitch said...

You know there is this Russian guy from the mafia, he bought the newspaper company of a journalist wrote some not so good things about him...

Editing ah..

Roxy. said...

Editing? i thot will just kill him already. LOL