31 May '12, 5pm

Media coverage of 2011 presidential elections was biased: Tan Cheng Bock #Singapore

The former presidential candidate Dr Tan Cheng Bock believes the media coverage of last year’s Presidential Elections was “biased towards the government-backed candidate”. On his Facebook page , Tan empathised with Worker’s Party Chief Low Thia Khiang, who recently criticized mainstream media for their biased coverage of the Hougang by-elections. “I can understand Low Thia Khiang’s outburst on the main press media for not being fair to the opposition because my team too felt the coverage of my Presidential election was also biased towards the government choice candidate,” he said in an 11-paragraph post on Thursday entitled “Press and the New Media”. According to a statement made by the Worker’s party website on Monday, Low had questioned the objectiveness of people’s choices because he believes that “information (from the main media) is monopolized”. He also questions the...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/media-coverage-of-2011-president...

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