January 13, 2010

Sezairi or Sylvia – who cares???

Posted in Musings tagged at 11:28 pm by myrlinn

I chanced upon an episode of blogTV.sg last week, and found myself seriously harrumphing at the notion that the recent Singapore Idol final result had”polarised” the nation.  Puh-lease, a few loud and insistent internet voices do not by any stretch represent majority opinion in Singapore.

Anyone who’s participated in forums for a length of time will realise that  internet very often distorts rather than illuminates what people out there are thinking.  The thing is, more attention is given to those taking provocative extreme positions. And the media of course are quick to latch on to these “polar” views — makes for better TV or news.  They conveniently don’t ask if these people represent the fringe rather than the majority. Which is probably why I’m really sceptical of the  veracity of stuff I see, hear and read in the media these days. And you should be too!

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