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posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 12:44 AM
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I searched and didn't find anything by the headline or variations of the two news organization names that matched this story. I hope I didn't miss anything. Also..I really wasn't sure where this story best fit. I could see a couple. Feel free to move if necessary.


China's People's Daily launches attack on The New York Times!

MSM vs. MSM? What could this be about??


The mouthpiece newspaper of China's Communist Party has launched a blistering attack on The New York Times, accusing it of "faking" and "distorting" news and being a government "propaganda tool".

The 1,500 word People's Daily editorial appeared to be a direct response to The New York Times's explosive exposé last week about the $2.7 billion (£1.67 billion) "hidden fortune" of the family of Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao.


So... Let me get this one right.. The State Owned news service for China accuses the New York Times of being a tool of the Government ....suspiciously following the New York Times reporting a major story that makes the Prime Minister of China look exceptionally bad (assuming facts are true as they reported them).

What could be worse than essentially acting on behalf of one Government to call another a tool of a different Government? How about.....failing to even use their own words to do it with? err....


But in a humiliating about-turn, within hours of the People's Daily publishing its lengthy assault on the American newspaper's journalistic integrity it emerged that much of the Chinese newspaper's critique had in fact been plagiarised from other sources.


This is almost as bad as recent photoshop pics they got caught pulling where the people were clearly not even on the ground...just floating above it. I do love watching MSM go at each other though. Never a dull moment.

It gets better tho! The specific charge against the New York Times WAS Plagarism, among other things.


"This century-old newspaper claims its news is authentic and reliable, yet there have been quite a few [cases of] plagiarism and fake news in recent years," added the combative piece published on the website of a newspaper which is controlled, funded and censored by the Chinese government.
Sour ce

...............While doing it, in the very article leveling the charges. I can't post that paragraph for the 3 limit off the same source, but the last couple paragraphs at the source link explain how entire passages of the attack on the NYT were lifted wholesale and from a variety of places...including other stories they'd run in their own service.


What is more entertaining than watching politicians swing away at each other? The rare occasions when MSM does it!




posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 12:48 AM
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Good find
this is interesting i was just reading about this.. hmm



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 12:57 AM
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Powerful domestic institutions like the Central Propaganda Department and the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television still constrain efforts by the media to become more autonomous and politically diverse.



Media of China



Agenda.

Discredit.

Etc.....



S&F



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 01:05 AM
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The mouthpiece newspaper of China's Communist Party has launched a blistering attack on The New York Times, accusing it of "faking" and "distorting" news and being a government "propaganda tool".

The 1,500 word People's Daily editorial appeared to be a direct response to The New York Times's explosive exposé last week about the $2.7 billion (£1.67 billion) "hidden fortune" of the family of Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao.


The attack is directly in response to the article by the New York Times exposing Wen JiaBao's family having amassed a fortune.

The New York Times article has been translated into Chinese characters and is likely in wide circulation in China - the power of the Internet. If I am not mistaken, Wen JiaBao is the kindly grandfather figure in the Communist party, so the revaluation that he or at least his family have made a fortune, hits the party hard. He is the man who turns up at disasters and looks suitably concerned.

The Chinese however are sick and tired of Communist party corruption and the family of Communist party leaders making a fortune through fair means and foul. There exists little support for the Communist party in China outside the Communist party itself. Ultimately it all turns on whether the army would support the Party. Political power comes out of the barrel of a machine gun in China, as Mao pointed out.


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posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 01:18 AM
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You're right on that. Mao and his little red book did make that point abundantly clear, millions of times over...didn't he?

As I've read it, China was a really nice nation in just about all ways before Communism took them at the end of World War II. They still are in almost all ways now. I was quite impressed with the Epcot Center area for China which is designed by China and staffed by Chinese nationals, for those who haven't been to Disneyworld and seen their very unique International village area. I would love to see the Chinese people do what comes naturally in terms of asserting a right to freedom. Maybe then I could see their nation at least once.


Although...I can't help but remember watching Tienanmen Square as a kid and realizing with mounting horror...just what those animals (Clarification..I'm talking about the Party, with a Capital P...not the Chinese people by that) had done when the Media was turned off and they "cleared the square". Yeah, did they ever. I sure hope that when change comes for the mainland Chinese...someday...it finds a way without that taken to a national level.


edit on 30-10-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: minor correction.




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