China and the Media
Has anyone else found the coverage of the Olympics to be a joke? I was running errands on my lunch hour on Friday and listening to the radio, a local news/talk station. The newscast was talking about the opening of the games and how the Chinese showed off their organizational skills. This morning I was watching ESPN and they happened to cover the murder of a US citizen, and relative of a USA volleyball coach, in Beijing. The anchor referred to Beijing as one of the safest cities in the world and made a passing reference to the Chinese government’s ban on handguns.
Not once have I heard about the word communism in any of the media’s coverage of the Olympics and I’ve only seen a couple of stories about human rights protests taking place during the games.
The PRC continues to trample over the individual rights of its citizens and the world refuses to acknowledge the 65 million souls silenced by China’s communist regime.
I am not saying that the United States should have boycotted the games, nor am I saying that we shouldn’t trade or have relations with China. I am simply saying that the media is not giving the whole story about the PRC, both the past and the present. It is grossly irresponsible, but again, I suppose we shouldn’t expect anything less.