Media folk, listen up.
BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhua) -- China's propaganda departments on Monday reiterated that all media staff must "strictly follow news ethics" and persist with the "authenticity of journalism"
..."The fabricated report about the cardboard buns, produced by the Beijing TV's Life Channel and carried by many other media, has had an extremely bad influence on society,"...
...The Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, and General Administration of Press and Publications reminded state media and provincial-level publicity departments in charge of local media to "brush up on journalistic ethnics" and "maintain the image and social credibility of the Chinese media"....
..."The head of Beijing Television Station was publicly reprimanded and the editor-in-chief was given a warning. One deputy editor-in-chief was given a demerit, said the statement.
All three were asked to compose self-criticisms. Police arrested the reporter."
HT: The Flack
Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore. And speaking of China, I don't understand why the unions aren't:
a) Standing up for their Chinese brethren. 4700+ coal miners killed last year. Big ol' WTF!
b) Counting in Wal*Mart's carbon footprint the excess of CO2 emissions caused by their buy Chinese policy.
And put out the damn coal mine fires too. Jeesh. 3% of the world's total CO2 emissions from coal mine fires. Al Gore, there's an investment for GIM.
Maurice Strong, Mark Malloch-Brown, George Soros, where the hell have you been on this?