14 Jun '17, 4am

S’pore mainstream media grappling with reporting Lee household saga https://t.co/myL0DEo4Bl

S’pore mainstream media grappling with reporting Lee household saga https://t.co/myL0DEo4Bl

All of Singapore woke up to a Singaporean-psyche shattering saga that exploded onto the internet just after 2am on June 14, 2017. This meant people abroad in other time zones (particularly Europe and the US) were discussing it for hours before Singaporeans here even realised Lee Hsien Yang had created a Facebook page to post a six-page statement co-signed with his sister. The mainstream media in Singapore, which has prided itself with breaking news, was surely stunned like the rest of us — from the looks of how they were not covering the issue for hours after it happened. The majority of Singapore’s English media only started publishing stories on the saga at least six hours later. Here’s the first post from The Straits Times , at 8:45am: They subsequently updated the same story with PM Lee’s response, but interestingly, did not update the original Facebook post. And the S...

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