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Beijing on the Potomac (WaPo teams up with their ChiCom Buddies)
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/15/2012 | Adam Kredo

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 propriety—and legality—of an American news outlet publishing foreign propaganda under its masthead.

At issue is the Post’s 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 government—particularly its human rights record—in a glowing light.

Some journalism experts and China observers say the partnership crosses ethical boundaries and misleads unassuming readers about the Chinese government’s lackluster record on a host of important issues.

The China Watch website, which features the Washington Post’s official masthead, looks like many other online news sites, containing videos, articles, and slideshows. However, a small block of text in the website’s right-hand corner offers a disclaimer: “A Paid Supplement to The Washington Post.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: chicom; china; communistparty; cultureofcorruption; washingtonpost
Birds of a feather.
1 posted on 03/15/2012 12:14:23 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito; abb

So basically the WashPost is now rented by the communist government of Beijing.


2 posted on 03/15/2012 12:40:43 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

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.


3 posted on 03/15/2012 1:11:54 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Yep. Once the left has entrenched socialism, these “workers” will be given squat. North Korea is their example.


4 posted on 03/15/2012 1:23:32 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: mojito

I’m more concerned that poor, innocent readers in China are going to be subjected to Communist propaganda from the Washington Post. :)


5 posted on 03/16/2012 8:51:03 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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