Skip to comments.Beijing on the Potomac (WaPo teams up with their ChiCom Buddies)
Posted on 03/15/2012 12:14:18 PM PDT by mojito
An advertising partnership between the Washington Post and a Chinese government propaganda outlet is raising questions about the proprietyand legalityof an American news outlet publishing foreign propaganda under its masthead.
At issue is the Posts China Watch publication, a print and online advertising supplement that purports to deliver the news about China. The site hosts numerous articles and feature pieces that portray the Chinese governmentparticularly its human rights recordin a glowing light.
Some journalism experts and China observers say the partnership crosses ethical boundaries and misleads unassuming readers about the Chinese governments lackluster record on a host of important issues.
The China Watch website, which features the Washington Posts official masthead, looks like many other online news sites, containing videos, articles, and slideshows. However, a small block of text in the websites right-hand corner offers a disclaimer: A Paid Supplement to The Washington Post.
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So basically the WashPost is now rented by the communist government of Beijing.
Recall when back in the 70s MeMaw Graham busted the printer’s union at the WaPo. When it comes to their money, liberals can fight with the best of them.
Yep. Once the left has entrenched socialism, these “workers” will be given squat. North Korea is their example.
I’m more concerned that poor, innocent readers in China are going to be subjected to Communist propaganda from the Washington Post. :)