Singapore Journalist: blogs are worse than porn

Filed as News on September 30, 2005 2:44 am

by Duncan

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Attention all bloggers, if you thought porn was immoral and wrong think again, because according to a member of the Singapore press, blogs are worse.

Carl Skadian writes for the Straits Times that:

“As far as I’m concerned, blogs are possibly the worst things about the Internet. Sure, pornography and other stuff rightly furrow the brows of parents, but the things some bloggers say go far beyond the pale.”

Perhaps going to the adage that the rest of the world is several years behind the United States, Skadian uses the same party tricks his American colleagues once used when they sort to stamp on blogs back in 2003: selective reporting and gross generalisations

Take some of the quotes for example:

“For bloggers, saying what they feel like saying seems to be de rigueur, consequences be damned….”

“Three people were charged with making racist comments in their blogs…..That just about did it for me and blogs”

“some of the blog entries just beggar belief. The amount of vitriol being spewed by some of these chaps will leave you speechless. And all the talk about self-regulating is just so much bull to me.”

But just incase he hadn’t rammed home the point about the evil of blogs:

As I said, blogging, to me, is the biggest danger out there. It’s also given me more work to do when it comes to my children.

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  1. By Cary posted on September 30, 2005 at 12:00 pm
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    Good God…if the fact that people all over the world are free to speak their minds is the biggest problem this guy’s got, I’d be happy to live in his shoes.

    I’ll trade my wife’s cancer for his frustration with annoying bloggers anyday!

    What a jack***

  2. By Lei posted on October 3, 2005 at 10:25 pm
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    You’re awesome, Cary. I’m a little nervous because Singapore’s in my future…. Hope I won’t have to shut down any of my blogs!