03 May '14, 11am

yax-357 Here's hoping Today doesn't become yesterday

One has to be careful how much credence to give to bulletin board “news”. The story making the rounds this week about a management shake-out in the newsroom of ‘Today’ is probably exaggerated. The only thing that I know is definitely correct is that Rahul Pathak has quit as Deputy Editor. However, it reminded me of a slightly older story, dating from November 2003, which, given the passage of time and corroborating accounts, is in my opinion, largely accurate. This one was about how the Senior Minister thrashed the news team of ‘Today’ for a report they made of one of his speeches. At this point, I suggest you read the various boxed articles, to fill in the details. As you can see from Exhibit 1, Today wrote a story about the Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew disparaging the UK health system. But Exhibit 2, detailing the correction issued by the Senior Minister’s Office, indica...

Full article: http://www.yawningbread.org/arch_2004/yax-357.htm

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