Tag Archives: CNA

Covid19 Interviewee Accuses CNA Of Sensationalising His Story

A netizen took to his Facebook (FB) to spread a cautionary tale about being approached for media interviews. His story involved an interview he did with state media Channel NewsAsia (CNA). This interviewee was diagnosed with Covid19 and had spent 68 days being isolated. When CNA initially approached him, the reporter told him that the news angle would be on "hygiene". To his disappointment, CNA "sensationalised" and made its headline into a "clickbait" by focusing on the source of his infection instead.

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MAINSTREAM MEDIA CNA FLAGGED FOR FAKE NEWS ADVERT ON WEBSITE

I scrolled the pages of ChannelNewsAsia to read the CFE report. Nothing really fresh that I hadn't already read from online forums news feeds... however, scrolling all the way down the page, under the header YOU MAY ALSO LIKE is a link to an article on a 25yr old Joshua Wong, a self made Singaporean Millionaire buying a penthouse in Qatar. The article is written buy a Wong Buck Song. I tried googling both names and can't find any reference to support the story. Then again, this is on CNA, surely it cannot be FAKE NEWS!

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CHANNEL NEWSASIA DELETED ARTICLE THAT CONTAINS JOSEPHINE TEO’S DUMB REMARKS ABOUT NATIONAL SERVICE?

On 26 Feb, Channel NewsAsia published a piece "Singaporeans express Budget concerns at forum". It carried a comment by PAP Minister of State for Finance and Transport Josephine Teo who said "service for the country cannot be measured in dollars and cents". I came across a sharp-eyed blogger The Lycan Times 狼人時報 who noticed that the original CNA article was deleted. The blogger kept a screenshot of the blog which I have attached.

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CNA CAUGHT MANIPULATING NEWS TO DEFEND JURONG TOWN COUNCIL OVER RAT INFESTATION

Channel News Asia has been hard at work for the PAP and Jurong Town Council, providing very regular coverage of the rat extermination exercise currently going on at Bukit Batok. In its coverage, CNA has sought to reinforce the slant that the PAP Jurong Town Council is not to be blamed for the severe rat infestation by pushing the blame on stray feeders, to the extent of posting photographs of food supposedly left over by the latter.

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BAEY YAM KENG: I’M AN INTROVERT

“I think I give people the impression that I’m a very active, sociable person… doing a lot of things. But I’m actually quite an introvert. Really! It’s just that I’m active online so there are certain posts people remember and they form certain impressions about me,” said Mr Baey with a chuckle, ahead of a recent rehearsal for his upcoming play Like Me. I Like, which marks the first time he’s starring in a stage production.

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PETER LIM CONFIRMED AS NEW OWNER OF VALENCIA CF

Singapore billionaire Peter Lim has been confirmed as the new owner of La Liga club Valencia. After about ten months of negotiations, Bankia, the club's main creditor, has agreed to sell 70 per cent of club shares to Meriton Holdings, Mr Lim's private investment company.

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HAN HUI HUI’S SPEAKER CORNER PERMIT CANCELLED

The statement said Ms Han and others are being investigated for a "Return Our CPF" event on Sep 27. On that day, Ms Han had led a protest march which encroached into an area of Hong Lim Park which the YMCA was using for a charity event. NParks and police had previously said their noisy conduct had frightened some special needs performers taking the stage at the YMCA carnival.

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