Chinese first: Tiananmen Square mentioned in official newspaper - CSMonitor.com
I did a search on Tiennamen square because I figured that would be an easy one
"And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."
My take of the article: Coming from the Christian Science Monitor, a paper that NEVER criticizes Israel, it may be accurate but i disagree with their bias against China.
Google and Yahoo, American companies, were both caught turning in Chinese dissidents who did nothing except write about their political beliefs. So, America is guilty of many of the same crimes it accuses China of. Namely unlawful detention and torture. It is worth noting in a thread about press freedom, that the Christian Science Monitor went bankrupt years ago and was purchased by people connected to US govmnnt agencies.It is a US govmnt outlet like Voice of America or Radio Free Europe.
On to the topic at hand. It's fairly obvious that MSM is a joke, on both sides. I find all the bickering about media bias fairly ridiculous as none seem to really deliver a solid, consistent news stream. News today comes in bites and it's obvious that this is how the majority of our country gets the news. Why read an article in the Times when you can just have a widget that will give the cliff notes in 5 words? I agree it's quite humorous that China is the country making this accusation, but will agree with others and say it makes it no less true.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110301/...otest_callsThe Foreign Correspondents' Club of China said journalists from 15 news organizations trying to report near the shopping street "experienced serious interference." Journalists from five news organizations reported having their equipment confiscated or reporting material destroyed, the FCCC said in a statement Monday.
Bloomberg News said one of its journalists was assaulted by five men who appeared to be plainclothes security officers and had a video camera confiscated. A BBC journalist wrote that he and a colleague were roughed up while being thrown into a van by men in plain clothes.
Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
The lead story on 2 of the 3 local news outlets yesterday at 5 o'clock was Charlie Sheen. So we have us a serious problem with news censorship today in the US.
always harps on "the commies" for Americas own worst offenses. Hence, another scapegoat for the Right Wing.
What was Iraq and the war on terror, but a huge human rights abuses and death squads? What is the US policy on detention and torture? Why does the US media routine censor these stories in favor of Lindsay Lohan?
Last edited by Kane; 03-08-11 at 06:00 PM.
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