I'm starting to develop the notion that the newspapers, or at least The Straits Times, don't like to quote from named individuals from the Web. In general, when it needs to quote something from an online source, it will use individuals who are pseudonymous, anonymous, or use ambigous names.
Take this example:
The Sunday Times had a short write-up about reactions to the Miss Singapore Universe evening gown. It lifted three comments from my Tomorrow entry. One was by anonymous, another from "Destini", and the third by "Julian W" (Wong? Wee? Worthington?).
But when ST does feature named online individuals, it tends to focus on popular ones or typecasts them, the latter of which garnered a strong criticism from an online buddy.
I smell an agenda... Oh no, I don't mean that ST is setting the agenda, heaven forbid another mrbrown incident. But it seems like it's perpetuating one to the unsuspecting, disconnected public.
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