31 May '15, 5am

Vice News keeps referring to The Straits Times as The Straights Times

Vice News keeps referring to The Straits Times as The Straights Times

In a move to show that they are cool, flippant and edgy, Vice News — a news channel that reports on under-reported international issues targeting millennials who like cool, flippant and edgy posturing — has repeatedly referred to Singapore’s English broadsheet The Straits Times as “The Straights Times “, in its latest article on the arrest and detention of two youths suspected of terrorism-linked activities. The article, “Singapore Uses Jihadist Rehab to Justify Indefinite Detention of ‘Self-Radicalized’ Teen “, published on May 28, 2015, also makes it clear they don’t stand for detentions without trial and finds the act of rehabilitating those detained unconscionable. This is the opening two paragraphs and note the word “Yet” in the second paragraph: Authorities in Singapore knew M Arifil Azim Putra Norja’I was an impressionable young man. They had been monitoring the 19-...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2015/05/vice-news-keeps-referring-to...

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