Nowadays, when you want some quick info about something, what do you do:
(1) Ask a friend and hope he knows.
(2) Go to the library and borrow a book.
Quite often, it would be (3). Right?
PM Lee made his rally speech a few days ago. Suppose you missed the telecast and you wanted to find out what it was all about. You go to Google and you type "lee hsien loong national day rally speech". What do you get?
Among the top 10 hits, you get Sprinter (the government's website for press releases); Channel News Asia (we know what that is); and STARS (a government website which compiles ministers' speeches).
The rest of the hits belong to the universe of free, independent individuals. We have Mr Brown; The Intelligent Singaporean; Tomorrow; Odeo (a website for hosting podcasts); Wikipedia and, yes, yours truly - Mr Wang Bakes Good Karma.
No wonder the government is concerned. They don't really like opinions, you know.
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