13 May 2006

CNA Broadcast: Bloggers during elections

This is basically the broadcasted report of the CNA article posted yesterday regarding bloggers during the elections. Notice once again how we are rudely excluded. Maybe 'Singabloodypore' was deemed too profane for the conservative majority. Or maybe if you freeze-frame quick enough, you will see us there. I don't really care. At least what we don't do is monopolise the media and then pat ourselves on the back and bask in narcissistic self-glory of what a great job we've done at it.



20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, I heard about this website a couple of years ago from a report in the Straits Times; it has changed my political views and my life in many ways.

Perhaps the ISD noticed a sharp rise in the number of hits after the publication of that article and warned the newspaper not to be so foolish in the future :)

da said...

CNA did have a link to this blog, was it a week ago.. I can't remember. But there was definitely a news article that linked to this site.. maybe it was Today.

Anyway, seeing how the word "bloody" is banned in the local Aussie tourism ad, I'm not surprised if Singabloodypore is now in the blacklist of blogs to be mentioned. The URL doesn't matter, but perhaps a different blog title would do more justice to this site's content. "Singabloodypore" just sounds so, what's the word.. violent!

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA, was that a bad CNA joke??? Blowing their own trumpet, who else can broadcast the election in singapore other than mediacrap?

soci said...

I believe that the aussie ad campaign was eventually allowed to run uncensored. Correct me if I am wrong.

Anonymous said...

There seems to be 2 versions of the Aussie ad.

Cleaned up one for Channel 5 and "bloody" one for CNA audiences.

soci said...

they run the 'bloody' ad here in the UK too. The young lady at the end says something "So where the bloody hell are you?" while she walks a long a beach. Strange that a word like bloody causes so much offence to some people. I remember writng an essay at school when I was ten titled, A Bloody Scene, about a dead sheep near the school gate. Teacher gave me top marks for it and no one even cared to mention the word 'bloody'.

I suppose we all have or words that we dislike or find offensive.

I was thinking of starting a poll to see if readers want the blog name to change. I did something similar a year ago and must people said to keep the name. Its catchy but I agree it does lower the tone a little. What do you guys think. Should we change it or not?

LuckySingaporean said...

http://singaporemind.blogspot.com

Singaporeans' failure to appreciate the govt efforts to manage their thoughts to accomplish a happy state of mind is worrying. The Internet & Blogs is a disturbance in the blissful lives of Singaporeans under the PAP.

Clearly something needs to be done soon!

clyde said...

Sounds like this calls for another poll. Though I can't see any greater good that can come of it. I think it it's witty and has a sense of bold criticsm which some may interpret as derogatory and unpatriotic. But I'm hoping people will identify with the content more than the name. Furthermore, a name-change now risks sending out a tone of self-censorship. That's my 2 cents.

...Well, then again what do I know. Maybe we should hire a PR team. That, or one of those reality make-over shows.

Anonymous said...

The nation media, especiall the ST and CNA are the bloody jokes of the world in their local political coverage. CNA and mediocrap TV is almost the carbon copy of CCTV of cable 49 in their local news presentation.

Anonymous said...

they are the PR dept of singapore inc; considering this, they are not bad

Charles said...

I like the name. It's quite difficult to pronounce it when you try to read it fast but once you get the hang of it, it is catchy. I'm not offended by the word "bloody" :) and if people refuse to read our website because of our blog's title, then too bad for them. They don't know what they are missing out.

feeblechicken said...

I admire your spirit for not being too concern with being publicise by mainstream media. Anyway what matters is the amount of readership you get. Unless you want to become part of the mainstream, which is a trend that is already starting since alternative media nearly always eventually ends up as mainstream media, you might want to consider a more mainstream acceptable name. Then again, becoming mainstream was not the purpose of your blog and who cares about acceptability right?

Anonymous said...

Hear from the victim, the election blog.

Anonymous said...

The name should definitely stay.

When someone sees it, it invokes many things: anger, repulsion, frustration, and also a little throwback to the fact that Singapore was an English colony at one time.

But more importantly, the word 'bloody' is right in the middle of the word 'Singapore' suggesting that the frustration, etc, is part and parcel of being in Singapore or being a Singaporean.

ycbi said...

Well as with all publicity the more people jump up and down regarding its content especialy offencive things it always has the effect of creating far more publicity than can ever be payed for IE the Australian add in the UK .
actulely I thought Singabloodypore was now the true name of the island !!.

da said...

I think readers who are bothered by the word "bloody" wouldn't agree much with the content here anwyay. But on the other hand, people who do like the content here may find the name disturbing or derogatory.. or maybe could replace the Os with asterisks like Singabl**dypore.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe it! Stupid CNA is the only media we have in Singapore to broadcast the polls.. WHO ELSE CAN WE TURN TO? IT's EITHER TO WATCH OR SWITCH OFF THE TV!
if there is another broadcaster for the elections, I'LL BET MOST OF US WILL SWITCH OFF THE COCK NEWS ASIA
THeY STILL GOT THE CHEEK TO BUSK IN SELF-GLORY!?!

clyde said...

".. or maybe could replace the Os with asterisks like Singabl**dypore."

That's the exact kinda thing I would oppose. Something more clinical or 'clean' suddenly makes self-censorship stick out like a sore thumb. Anyway, I think the name symbolises a healthy love-hate relationship, don't you? :)

Matilah_Singapura said...

soci,

Please keep the name "Singabloodypore" intact. "Bloody" is a bloody good adjective. It has soul; it is alive; it is loaded with attitude.

There is no "softly-softly" approach to dissent and activism. It must be "bloody-minded" because the govt is likely to be intransigent anyway

"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H. L. Mencken

soci said...

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