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"cretin lurking, stench of scum, flotsam and jetsam"I was aghast at your potency of enumerating cusswords and then couldn't help but laugh. these derogatory terms,which i have to admit, i wouldn't know the exact meanings without help of a dictionary,( and my admiration for you just ends there ) are just another proof that internet could be a violent tool. If you are so eager to proove you are as loyal and sympathetic to this land and its people as anybody else is, there are many other productive ways rather than cursing those who'd rather remain calm and critical and analytical at all times including this tragic moment. You might remember a fake Putlizer Prize winning STORY in 1980s: Jimmy's World, how many people were moved by the fabricated story designed to raise people's awareness towards drug problem among teenagers The intention of the fabrication was all good if the author didn't want to earn honors in the first place.|
I recall the first time I was so amused when my journalism professor told us that a news-reporting ARTICLE you read on paper is called a STORY in English. Those excellent practitioners are admired for their skillful ART OF STORY-TELLING, which I believe is the root cause of news fabrication, journalists are simply so eager to hone their story-telling skills with a view to sensantionalize their stories and occasionally, totally forgetting to abide by their work ethics that truthful portray of the event as it is should be their primary task AT ALL TIMES.
There's an obvious shift in the coverage of earthquake on the Chinese media: from the great extent of the disaster to rescue work racing against time and now, as fewer and fewer victims were pulled out alive from the debris, the media is trying to comfort the horrified public by broadcasting images of those very few being rescued, giving people hope is the watchword. In this context, there comes no surprise that such a teargas story would possibly be cooked up.
Last but not the least, cheating is cheating, no matter how good the intention is. But again, I wish I was wrong this time.
P.S.A friendly reminder, this forum is, presumably, to offer a platform for intelligent, meaningful and liberal discussions meant to care for the well-beings of Chinese people, rather than a show-stage of cussword parade.
[ Last edited by reportersh at 2008-5-19 07:38 AM ]