Monday, March 20, 2006

Another Media problem....

.....occurs in this Yahoo report from Stephan Grauwels on the protests on Sunday. Here's the text:

The move to scrap the unification committee came as Chen was slumping in opinion polls and the Nationalists were riding high amid popular displeasure over a stagnant economy and perceptions of government corruption.

You just can't get these guys to do their research. It's not difficult -- Google can do the job in a trice. What was actual economic growth when Chen was proposing to abolish the NUC? 4.1% for the year, 6.4% for the last quarter of 2005. Unemployment dipped to 3.8%, the lowest in five years. It would be nice if reporters would reports reality, not propaganda. But that would mean work.....

2 comments:

shavenpope said...

Looks to me like they forgot to update Stephan on what the lie of the month is. But, what else would you expect from a guy who is a non-native English speaker earning his living reporting in (you guessed) English...
This is like taking grammar tips from an Afrikaaner...

STOP_George said...

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Take a look at the caption below this BBC picture.

Thank goodness for balanced international reporting, huh?! I mean, it's so good of the BBC to implicitly point out to us that an increasing missile count can also be symbolic of love.

I swear, it's time the Taiwan protesters get sarcastic with the international media. The next time they use these plastic missiles, hold up a huge sign behind them saying, "Threat? What threat?!"
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