We turn our attention to blogs operated by GCE A level General Paper teachers.
Mr Wang is dizzy and delirious that his blog is featured by a GP tutor. "Go, me!" he seems to say.
The Poblemengrish team note the substandard, almost pidgin English in a GP tutor's blog.
I'd like to feature an excellent post from a GP tutor's blog, though.
Five Key Questions
“Who created this message?”
“What techniques are used to attract my attention?”
“How might different people understand this message differently from me?”
“What lifestyles, values and points of view are represented in, or omitted by from, this message?”
“Why was this message sent?”
And far more importantly, “Media have embedded values and points of view.”
Whenever you read a newspaper, a press release, a statement from the Prime Minister's Office, whenever you watch a piece of news, a public forum, a dialogue session on television, or pore through a minefield of survey findings from the IPS or the ST survey team, do you ask yourself these questions?
What conclusion is XYZ article trying to lead me into making?
Who does the message assume it speaks to, who is its 'ideal audience'?
The entire ST will lose its power as the propaganda unit of the Whiteshirt Party once Singaporeans are able to deconstruct its messages. Media literacy, the awareness of how messages are massaged and spun, will enable people to be immune from propaganda.