Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Remember Tiananmen Square
Young Clerk Let Tiananmen Ad Slip Past Censors
A young clerk with no knowledge of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown allowed the tribute, a tiny ad in the lower right corner of page 14 of the Chengdu Evening News on Monday night, that read: "Paying tribute to the strong(-willed) mothers of June 4 victims".
The clerical error caused an investigation to be launched by the ChiCom authorities to find out how the advertisement slipped its way past censors.
Can you imagine living in a society where the press is not only not free, but an arm of the govenment?
Hmmm, maybe you can...