11 May '18, 10am

South China Morning Post called out for labelling S’pore ‘boring’ in altered headline https://t.co/HZqEFam1F4

South China Morning Post called out for labelling S’pore ‘boring’ in altered headline https://t.co/HZqEFam1F4

Hong Kong’s English newspaper of record, South China Morning Post , has been called out by readers for altering an article title about Singapore’s confirmation as host country for the Trump-Kim summit. Advertisement SCMP ran an Agence France-Presse wire story, but amended it’s headline, “Why Singapore for Trump-Kim summit?”, by adding “It’s boring” to it: Original: The original headline is: Why Singapore for Trump-Kim summit? Advertisement The SCMP altered headline: It read : Why Singapore for Trump-Kim summit? It’s boring Advertisement Readers noticed: Readers took notice of this embellishment and responded on SCMP’s Facebook post: Changed headline SCMP subsequently altered the headline. It qualified that “boring” is a good thing, inserting the observation that the two leaders — United States President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un — are unpredictable: S...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/05/south-china-morning-post-ca...

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