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HOW CAN THE WESTERN POT CALL THE CHINESE KETTLE BLACK? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2016-12-3 16:41:24 |Display all floors
“We write frankly and freely but then we ‘modify’ before we print.” Why do we modify the free and frank expression of journalistic truth? We do it out of fear: Fear for our jobs. Fear that we’ll catch hell for it. Fear that someone will seek to hang a sign around our neck that says, in essence, “Unpatriotic.” Mark Twain

Some journalists avoid challenging the "truth" while others are content to publish the lies because they are paid to do so. Don't expect any journalist to publish the truth - select your reading matter from a variety of sources and form your own conclusion from what makes more sense. But even if it is possible to avoid the trap of personal prejudice and the prejudices of others then you are still unlikely to end up with the whole truth.

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Post time 2016-12-3 16:56:02 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2016-12-3 16:26
Smart enough to learn English?

Not mmany Chinese elites do. One who does is Sang Yi, and he is no ...

Ahem, you are not even literate, according to Chinese standards, while there are about two hundred million Chinese who are literate and even fluent in both Chinese and English.  

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Post time 2016-12-3 18:13:11 |Display all floors
The difference is that the Western media has the choice.
Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission. Arnold Bennett

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Post time 2016-12-3 18:20:16 |Display all floors
Choice of which "fake news" to believe in?  Like, do you believe in CNN or do you believe in WaPo?  How about the dozen polls that were consistently wrong about Hillary leading in the election?  Choice amongst fake news is not choice, but the lack of it.

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Post time 2016-12-3 18:22:33 |Display all floors
abcfirst Post time: 2016-12-3 18:20
Choice of which "fake news" to believe in?  Like, do you believe in CNN or do you believe in WaPo?   ...

People believe what they want to believe but every strain of politics has coverage in the West.

And it's legal.
Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission. Arnold Bennett

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