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Toto has never been to Kansas
Everyone is bias and every publication has their own agenda whether it is to represent government policy or to be entertaining to sell newspapers. There are many differences between the freedom of the press in China and the rest of the Western world. |
Freedom of the press is a founding principle in America as is freedom of speech. “The Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776) proclaimed that "the freedom of the press is one of the greatest bulwarks of liberty and can never be restrained but by despotic governments." Similarly, the Constitution of Massachusetts (1780) declared, "The liberty of the press is essential to the security of freedom in a state” Jefferson said: "No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all avenues of the truth".
Censorship closes possible avenues of reason and truth. An intelligent human may decide what is true only when presented by all sides of an argument. Examples of censor ship in China are plentiful. Reporters Without Borders ranks China's press situation as "Very serious", the worst ranking on their five-point scale. China's Internet censorship policy is labeled as "ervasive" by the OpenNet Initiative's global Internet filtering map, also the worst ranking used. Freedom House ranks the press there as "not free", the worst ranking, saying that "state control over the news media in China is achieved through a complex combination of party monitoring of news content, legal restrictions on journalists, and financial incentives for self-censorship." The rest of the article is
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen ... s_Republic_of_China though you may not be able to read it in China, because it may be censored.
The media in the West is NOT FREE to ask questions. They get a delivery of anthrax in the post
The New York Post and NBC News letters contained the following note:
THIS IS NEXT
TAKE PENACILIN NOW
DEATH TO AMERICA
DEATH TO ISRAEL
ALLAH IS GREAT
The second anthrax note
The second note that was addressed to Senators Daschle and Leahy read:
YOU CAN NOT STOP US.
WE HAVE THIS ANTHRAX.
YOU DIE NOW.
ARE YOU AFRAID?
DEATH TO AMERICA.
DEATH TO ISRAEL.
ALLAH IS GREAT.
More information here about the anthrax attacks:
but had nothing to do with limiting freedom of the press, just another example of attack by Muslim extremists, the same kind of people who wanted to kill a Dutch cartoonist.
fine for Janet Jackson's left breast exposure
what does that have to do with freedom of the press????
it has to do with the fact during the superbowl a lot of kids are watching and American TV during primetime has moral standards.
Simpsons and Family Guy rushed out episodes to parody them
yes programs are free to do this in America, in Canada politicians come on popular comedy shows where they themselves are parodied. We don’t take ourselves quite so seriously as the rest of the world, you should try it….we don’t lock people up and force political reeducation on them (brainwash) which you seem to be suffering… Toto I guess has never been to Kansas boys and girls and should research the facts before speaking.
George Orwell 25 June, 1903 – 21 January, 1950, yes a little out of date
what was China like in 1950??? Anyone remember the cultural revolution?
4. CNN and BBC. These are THE ONLY TWO WORLD WIDE "services"
if these are the only western media services you can access, then things in China are worse than I thought or you really don’t know what you are talking about.
5. Just look at this forum. You can post here and have your thoughts Anglo propaganda or truth appear immediately
some threads are still censored-ask the editor of this forum, in the West there are tv shows where you can speak live on the air and say what you want- is there any such program in China??? Every TV show is lip sync or prerecorded in China.
6. Anglo Amerikan equivalent of "anti-CNN"? Don't Anglo Amerikan liars have any complaints about chinese media that they're willing to start a web page
the amount of media in the West is staggering, any opinion possible is represented as we protect the rights of the minorities. In the Western News when something is good or interesting it is reported when something is bad or tragic it is also considered news worthy.
7. Anglo Amerikans are proven liars
why do you hate the west so much??? you have received so much for free; western culture is everywhere in China, from pop songs, to western food, the clothes you are wearing, building and street architecture, movies, the communist manifesto, computers and software, Christmas and Valentine’s day are all borrowed from the west, we have enriched your life so much, how about a little bit of gratitude…..you know that children from a young age in some Muslim communities are taught to sing that Americans are evil and that we should be destroyed without ever having even met an American…this is the power of propaganda which is essentially brain washing. To say all Anglo Americans are liars and all Chinese are honest is staggeringly ignorant. You are a good candidate for being recruited as a suicide bomber…
.Have you ever been to a Chinese market….Many Chinese vendors try to cheat and overcharge foreigners true or false??? is this an example of Chinese honesty? In America the price is the price no matter what color is your skin.
8. Just look at the way Anglo Amerikans violate ALL treaties and laws.
Didn't the British give back Hong Kong???
Without Anglo Americans you might now be speaking Japanese..what I feel is just ingratitude. What would China be now it Nixon hadn’t come calling???? Are we just fools for helping China is this the lesson you wish to teach? Americans supported democratic south Korea and it is a far far better place to live than North Korea which China supported. After WW2 we forgave and have supported and befriended Germany, Italy and Japan. Has China forgiven Japan????Taiwan???Tibet??? Will they ever??? We help our friends because it makes us stronger, the same way I’m helping to expose the error of the propaganda that has been impressed upon you. (I don’t think you would know the truth if it hit you in the nose).