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There may be not censoring of content in German news media, but that is not because of freedom of press as some people claimed. Rather, it is because they have thrown out any one with conflicting opinions.

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For Post #6 For emu - Both sides of the story possible?

"An editor should be able to allow both sides of a story to be told."

Thank you, emu. What you said above is a good idea and a good ideal. We all think this should be the case, but we all know this is not true. A newspaper's editorial board is always tilted toward one side or another politically and ideologically - conservative, or liberal, anti-this or pro-that, but seldom or never all of these. Can Wall Street Journal talk like New York Times? They may have a "balanced" group of commentators that makes the paper look somewhat impartial. But that does nothing to make much different so far as the newspaper's own adopted position is concerned.

China has to have many achievements for its vast population that are worth reporting by German media. And the Beijing Games provided just the right opportunity to do so if they really want to, or just for once. But the hair-splitting, fault-finding, sensational, and lopsided and uniformed German media voice regarding anything surrounding the Beijing Olympics, the way they portray China, the kind of net impression they have created on the German audience, all these have proved they only allow one side of the story, chosen and filtered or manufactured by themselves, to be told.

How much free speech can you expect under Bush and Cheney? How much can you deviate from your boss without losing your job? Can you be more "impartial" than your editor if you work on his newspaper?

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For Post #6 For emu - Both sides of the story possible?

"An editor should be able to allow both sides of a story to be told."

Thank you, emu. What you said above is a good idea and a good ideal. We all think this should be the case, but we all know this is not true. A newspaper's editorial board is always tilted toward one side or another politically and ideologically - conservative, or liberal, anti-this or pro-that, but seldom or never all of these. Can Wall Street Journal talk like New York Times? They may have a "balanced" group of commentators that makes the paper look impoartial. But that does nothing to make much different so far as the newspaper's own adopted position is concerned.

China has to have many achievements for its vast population that are worth reporting by German media. And the Beijing Games provided just the right opportunity to do so if they really want to, or just for once. But the hair-splitting, fault-finding, sensational, and lopsided and uniformed German media voice regarding anything surrounding the Beijing Olympics, the way they portray China, the kind of net impression they have created, all these have proved they only allow one side of the story, chosen and filtered by themselves, to be told.

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Post time 2008-8-29 10:58:50 |Display all floors
Originally posted by chinadaily at 2008-8-29 10:48
A Chinese woman working at Germany's DW-Radio has been suspended from her job following remarks she made in the media on human rights and other issues in China, the German press has reported..


German press has reported on German media suspending a Chinese-German journalist on the basis of an issue of bias. I would be interested to compare with China's coverage of similar events in the Chinese media.
"他不是救星, 他是一个非常淘气男孩" - Monty Python

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Post time 2008-8-29 11:07:17 |Display all floors

‘free speech’? Don't be silly!

By listening to the comments of netizens, you can come out lots of contemplations. What is indeed western so-called ‘free speech’ is one of mine.

‘Free speech’ endows those bias media to publish anything as long as it benefits their news agencies, disregarding whether it is the truth. Truth is not their principle, but to cater to the taste of mass is, to show flattery to authority is, to defraud the public of their trust is.

Only in this way can they benefit and maintain their agencies; only in this way can they beat other agencies down and become so-called authorized news agencies.

Think about it, if Washington Post had published an article complimentary to USSR and Communism in 1960s, could it ever been accepted and trusted by Americans again? No, it would have been destroyed.

Why could western media condemn all with one voice incredibly when Russian troops pushed into Georgia? Why could they lose their voice at the same time when Georgian troops shelled and took up Tskhinvali? Did they make consultation before publish? No, because that’s what their reader want to read.

"The Cold War mentality, ideological biases, political prejudice, and sense of racial superiority these things are deeply rooted in some parts of the Western world.” The comment indicates wisdom.

Decades of containment has root a typical image of China in westerners’ impression which is hard to change immediately. So truth is excluded by those ‘free speech’ advocates because it’s not acceptable and beneficial.

Don’t be silly to believe all ‘free speech’. Sometimes news is less authentic than advertisements.
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Post time 2008-8-29 11:21:04 |Display all floors

Marshall Plan Aid

Germany after WW2 has merely been a Western/Zionist puppet,dependant initially on Marshall Plan aid.
They have forgotten the firebombing and other atrocities inflicted on them.When a leader with a bit of
spine like Schroeder appears on the scene,the NWO steps in and replaces him with someone more
inclined to toe the party line.The "leaders" and propagandists,of course are not representative of the
general population.

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