Just heard that the Singapore media now scores 154 an improvement over last year's 146.
The improved score is due to our govt's prompt action against corrupt influences such as FEER, the New Democrat and a certain Mr. Lee Kin Mun. According to the report, the Singapore media has improved due to journalists having a better understanding our improved laws on defamation and permissible speech. With this high score Singapore is now well ahead of all 1st World nations.
Our ranking owes alot to our favorite reading material the Straits Times (+ its Malay and Chinese equivalents). This well written newspaper is read by the majority of Singaporeans everyday and is their primary source of information. After 4 decades of reading the Straits Times, you can say that Singaporeans' minds have been molded by this great paper. It has made us resistant to bad foreign influences, explained all govt policies so that we can understand them easily, and created this pervasive happy feeling among Singaporeans for their beloved govt. It has removed conflicts in our thoughts by harmonising our away individual concerns with the ideas from our govt and helped us to appreciate the grand achievements of our esteemed govt.
Straits Times has made Singapore a better and safer place. After 40 years of molding, it has remove the urge for us to stand up for what we believe, ...therefore there is no risk that any Singaporean will protest or block traffic over the minister pay hike. Even as the income gap balloons, cost of living rises while they wages of the lower income groups get depressed, you cannot find more than 10 people turning up Hong Lim Park for the May Day event. You don't see any outrage when some Singaporeans are told to live on 2 meals a day, no widespread anger as the number of homeless living at the void decks and bus interchange increases. Singapore is now officially cured of the kind of insanity that once in a while infect other nations:
With such high scores for our media, we can go pursue our favorite pasttime, shopping, with a clear conscience. There were no crowds on the streets of Singapore on May Day but Harvey Norman was packed beyond belief. There was no strong burning desire for Singaporeans to stand up for the old folks driven by poverty to dig for aluminium cans in our trash and the cleaners who work full time but does not earn enough for their family.
Singapore is Singapore Inc and the media is its PR department. Singaporeans are so lucky to received such well harmonised information. Information that allow us to sleep well at night so that we can get up fresh for a full day of shopping.