8 Alternative Facts the Government Keeps Telling Us.

“Alternative facts” was a phrase coined by U.S. Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway during a Meet the Press interview on January 22, 2017, in which she defended White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s false statement about the attendance at Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States. Unsurprisingly, she was subsequently mocked on social media and the press. However if we apply her infamous comments to a local context, it’s not hard to see that we Singaporeans have also been fed a good deal of “Alternative Facts”.

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The Facts Are Clear: Multi-Party Democracies WORK

An age old myth that has been drilled into the heads of every Singaporean from birth is the notion that we owe Singapore’s success to our model of governance. Or to put it more bluntly, the one-party domination of the PAP that made such progress possible. This myth is constantly being expounded by the political establishment and the mainstream media.