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Post time 2009-4-1 14:18:24 |Display all floors
BBC stated that "many Tbetans say he is a political prisoner. "

But BBC at the same time didn't stated that "many Chinese say DL is a C!A puppet".

Is this fair?

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Post time 2009-4-1 14:41:41 |Display all floors

being 'fair' is necessary for misleading...

Once there was a BBC TV program showing a street interview in Xinjiang, with some pre-comments like 'you can hardly believe that these white people are Chinese...' (I cannot remember the exact sentence used but the meaning is there).

A local person was then asked 'do you think you are Chinese?' . The person was a bit puzzled, and said 'er...yes'.

A comment followed: 'he seems doubtful...'

Well, you should say it's a fair show, as it was real scene recorded by the camera.

It is biased indeed, isn't it?

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Post time 2009-4-1 14:47:15 |Display all floors
Originally posted by yry111 at 2009-4-1 14:41
Once there was a BBC TV program showing a street interview in Xinjiang, with some pre-comments like 'you can hardly believe that these white people are Chinese...' (I cannot remember the exact sent ...


Yes of course.

The western media already mastered modern art of distortion.

They may selectively reported on the occassion that may lead to what they want the public believe.

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Post time 2009-4-1 15:04:24 |Display all floors
Originally posted by augusten at 2009-4-1 15:47


Yes of course.

The western media already mastered modern art of distortion.

They may selectively reported on the occassion that may lead to what they want the public believe.

But not any more:) People of China awoke to the tricks and just grin about it.
Tibet is the best example. Local people as well foreigners around the world are getting the picture.
The western media for too long had a free run at China, sure glad to see people in China as well as around the globe to see the proper picture:) from what actually Is Happening.

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Post time 2009-4-1 15:50:51 |Display all floors
Originally posted by yry111 at 2009-4-1 16:15
it is biased, though in a subtle way
'...although many Ti betans say he is a po litical pri soner'

Well, by and large the article is fair, but the last statement reveals the author's biased point of view.

whom were interviewed by the author and how many is 'many'.


I respectfully disagree.
The author clearly attributed the "political prisoner" remarks to "many Ti betans".
It is a quite reasonable statement considering the large diaspora in India and other countries and the clear indications of dissatisfaction within Tbt itself.


Originally posted by yry111 at 2009-4-1 16:15
If the author wrote '...though I'd say he's a p olitical pris oner', that would be an 'fair' statement.


If the author wrote that then he would be expressing an opinion, rather than reporting.
That is not what is supposed to happen with reporting (as opposed to an opinion piece).

You will see that the remarks of Beijing's Pan-chen were reported (therefore his opinions) as well as another Chinese official.

However there was clearly bias mentioned, and that bias was in the original Xinhua article which made no mention of the real Pan-chen Lama.

It seems interesting that the BBC is accused of bias because it mentions a contrary opinion, and Xinhua gets off scot free for not mentioning some basic facts!!!!
"他不是救星, 他是一个非常淘气男孩" - Monty Python

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Post time 2009-4-1 15:56:30 |Display all floors
Originally posted by emucentral at 2009-4-1 15:50
It is a quite reasonable statement considering the large diaspora in India and other countries and the clear indications of dissatisfaction within Tbt itself....


emucc caught trying to avoid simple question.

BBC use "many say" in his opinion to dismiss China's claim. "Many say" is a very vague concept.

Yet BBC refused to quote Chinese that "DL is a C!A puppet".

A clear show of bias.

Emucc can't answer this.

That's why he avoid this question.

It seems interesting that the BBC is accused of bias because it mentions a contrary opinion, and Xinhua gets off scot free for not mentioning some basic facts!!!!


BBC accused of bias because it use their "many say" as the basis of his conclusion and no report of our "many say".

You're trying very hard to prove that BBC free of bias, a desperate effort.

But your energy will be doomed to failure.

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Post time 2009-4-1 16:03:16 |Display all floors

Emu

That is a fair article. It is brilliantly straight in its delivery and point.

It does not use too many rhetorical devices to change the pragmatics of the message.

"many people say" is a mild device which can indicate a handful out a given group.

Therefore only a few comments from DL supporters could make this device valid.

In answer to your question the article seems fair.

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