Thursday, March 27, 2008

Profiles in MSM Courage

The Chinese government is now conducting a tightly scripted press tour for invited foreign journalists. The tour was interrupted by protests from Tibetan monks. The NY Times (which was not invited on the tour) reports that:
On Wednesday, the reporters on the tour received a detailed schedule for the trip and shown a video about the riots, said the reporter present in the group who did not want to be identified.
A reporter who did not want to be identified? The Times does not explain why. But if simply speaking to an uninvited NY Times reporter is taboo for this press tour, it must be some swell Potemkin Villages they are seeing.

1 comment:

Monkeesfan said...

Aren't they always swell Potemkin villages?