Would you go to all the trouble of being oppressed if you could have the authentic taste of state-controlled media in the comfort of your own home? Well, now you can, thanks to the New Zealand Herald! Yes, it's true! The paper that brought you the authorised unauthorised biography of John Key now brings you takeaway propaganda. The Herald has specially selected Auckland-based Chinese journalist Jing Jing Wei to be its embedded blogger. To celebrate China's Olympics, Jing Jing Wei will bring the Party Line direct to your home.
Jing Jing doesn't mind about censorship. The Firewall is her friend. She doesn't know what the terrorists want – they are probably just threatening money-grubbers – and she is not going to find out. What she does know is that conscientious and patriotic Chinese are cooperating in hosting the Olympics. While local bloggers are being censored and arrested, Jing Jing Mei brings you the stories that irresponsible media won't tell.
Her commentators agree: writes Wendy Zhou of Hillcrest, "medias like BBC are the biggest 'terrorist' in the world, the damage they made is far too big than those of a suicide bomber, they damage people's mind instead of their body." Peter of Singapore whole-heartedly criticises Prime Minister Helen Clark for signing a free trade agreement but not attending the Games. And Fay Chang of Beijing says "I am feeling a littel bit more lucky since I am living in this city and can feel the Olympic air everyday." Yes, Beijing: the city with air you can feel.
Jing Jing Mei probably won't want you to read about Humiliation & the Olympics.
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