t Double Yellow's Musings: Tactless <i>The Sunday Times</i>
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.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Tactless The Sunday Times

I am thinking on whether I should seek legal advice against The Sunday Times :)

This is what happened. Today was a nice Sunday morning and I decided to go someplace to have breakfast. This place, for some weird reason, served a free copy of The Sunday Times. Just as I was about to drink my coffee, I saw the headlines on Australia’s Drug Menace and Maid’s Dream Boss....

… and I split the coffee. And embarrassed myself :)

The drug menace article is hilarious! The article on Australia’s drug problem is an amateurish attempt at investigative journalism – funny, we choose to use these skills only for bad things that happen in other countries. Coming soon after we hanged an Australian drug trafficker, the timing is side-splitting.

The timing of the report on an employer being a very good boss to his maid is even better. Hot on the heels of the saga between Human Rights Watch and our gahmen, we desperately had to prove to the world that maid abuse in Singapore is not systemic.

Dear The Sunday Times, subtlety is obviously not your forte :)

I am no NKF head-honcho and definitely have no intention of even getting anywhere close to SPH’s lawyers, so I think that lawsuit is just fantasy :)


Blogger mooiness said...

That heroin shooting gallery thing was a failed experiment in harm minimisation by the Victorian State Government a few yrs back.

The galleries do not exist anymore. I wonder if The Sunday Times had done the story earlier, shelved it and then decided to unearth it for this special occasion? ;)

Good call on the timing, including the story on maid abuse.

9:18 AM  
Anonymous ted said...

Well, there's more to come, since there are reports of race riots in Sydney. Hoho, more propaganda time!

Check out the www.smh.com.au now!

10:05 AM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

hahaha mooiness, if thats the case I suspect our local media maintains a database of all the 'bad' things in other countries - so that they can be used at our pleasure :)

As for the timing, our media really got no finesse :p

4:57 PM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

hey ted, you bet! race riots in other countries is our media's speciality. France lah, Australia lah, U.S. lah (especially during Katrina aftermath).... the 'race riots in other countries' folder must be bulging at its seams :)

5:00 PM  

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