t Double Yellow's Musings: Apology to Australia
The warped mind of Double Yellow craves for humor everyday. His daily dose comes from The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, Today, Channelnewsasia, etc. He also thinks that because of this preamble, this blog will never get featured in the local media. And of course, please read the Disclaimer before embarking on the journey.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Apology to Australia

Our media surely knows how to downplay a story. We do it with such art - needless to say, we should become the new 'downplay' hub of the world. As you probably oredi know, we have had to apologise to Australia for the goof-up over the release of the hanging date for the OZ drug trafficker.

The Today newspaper although highlighted the apology but on page 3. And whats on page 1?.... [drumroll].... "Blair admits: The wife's been making money off my job". Since when were Singaporeans interested in the wife of Tony Blair siphoning $$?? :)

The Straits Times did it even more succintly. In an article titled, "PM: 2 reasons for S'pore's firm stand on drugs", the apology was somewhere mixed into the report. Moreover, this report appeared on page 4 - they dunno it's unlucky meh? :)

I think our newspapers forgot to add the important positive spin, a skill that they have mastered. This incident has boosted the Singapore economy. A new job opening has been created in the civil service. Yay, everyone hail the Spore Express :)


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