The TOC Fiasco – Truth is the First Casualty of War

The Online Citizen (TOC) conspiracy theory is one seriously complex issue. Allegations, half-truths and retelling of the story were from all sides. Jasper’s now convincing attack was vindictively personal and he would have gained more ground if he tried to be objective in his accusations, which were half correct or half wrong depending on your gut feel. Choo Zheng Xi was at first indignantly untruthful about his private arrangement with MP Ho Geok Choo but he reluctantly admitted that he was paid by the PAP to write, but not write for TOC but for a Boon Lay newsletter and being a political intern.

TOC steadfastly stood behind Zheng Xi, as band of brothers should in times of crisis. Surely TOC members might be feeling a bit chaffed that Zheng Xi’s shortsightedness and lack of total honesty got TOC such unnecessary unwanted attention. Presumably nobody in TOC besides Zheng Xi knew of the law student’s working ties with the Boon Lay GRC MP, as the alternative that other TOC members knew and were complicit in the initial silence is a something that would really destroy this emerging political blog.

Conspiracy theories will always run its course in the blogosphere. Years ago, tomorrow.sg also had its fair share of the spotlight as an insidious government trojan. Some time from now, another blog will get the dubious honour, ushering it into this hall of honour. That’s the way it is.

3 Responses

  1. “other TOC members knew and were complicit in the initial silence is a something that would really destroy this emerging political blog.”

    Thats an interesting question i believe has not propped up yet.

    Was Choo the only one to know?

  2. who is that naive to think garmen’s resources will not be abused ?

  3. Counter insurgent theory full of holes.

    The NewSintercom (http://www.newsintercom.org/index.php?itemid=571) said:

    “Whatever we might think about the PAP, they are politically cunning at least. …….. The PAP in its Internet offensive have probably dropped its P65 blog as its Internet flagship and moved to something else that the public wants to read – a moderate blog.”

    The BIG HOLE Number 1:

    Why is the politically cunning PAP, as NewSintercom said, would act in such foolish manner like:

    Having Ephraim Loy. a Young PAP, as provisional co-editor of TOC.
    Having Choo Zheng Xi paid to assists a PAP MP to gathering material for Parliamentary speeches and helps to write for the constituency newsletter,

    Does it make sense?

    The BIG HOLE Number 2:

    Jaspers said:

    “this toc chief is paid by a pap mp out in the west of singapore to write. PAID BY PAP TO WRITE. and paid quite well so its said”

    First, Jaspers mixed the fact that Remy is paid for gathering material for Parliamentary speeches and helps to write for the constituency newsletter, not his work with TOC.
    Second, don’t you think the politically cunning PAP will have better secretive ways to pay anyone to do their dirty work?

    These two big HOLES are more than enough to sink this whole conspiracy theory.

    It is said that some people are blinded from these big holes in plain sight because of their deep seated anger with PAP. They failed to think rationally to see these holes and misguided by people with flawed reasoning to spin an unjust attack against a group of caring, concerning young people who serve TOC and the general public with their objective and informative articles.

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