24
Mar
08

Is the Western media biased?

Official Chinese newspapers have been attacking Western media coverage of the recent unrest in Tibet. They’re quoting Chinese journalism experts and editorials in the international press on what they see as the bias and distortion of various reports in the British and American media.

What do you think of the way the story has been covered? Have Western TV stations focused too much on the crackdown by Chinese security forces and not enough on the rioting and violent attacks on ethnic Chinese by Tibetans? Or is China just annoyed at the airing of Tibetan grievances at a time when it wants to look squeaky-clean in readiness for the Olympic Games?

Of course it’s just the latest complaint about Western media coverage of controversial international issues. Only days ago, the BBC responded to complaints about its coverage of the Middle East with apologies for inaccuracies in two reports on Israel. The Zimbabwean government recently accused Western journalists of spying on behalf of ‘hostile’ countries. And Russia Blog has accused the Washington post of filling its editorials with ‘vicious anti-Russian rhetoric’.

Do you think the Western media is biased?


42 Responses to “Is the Western media biased?”


  1. 1 Brett
    March 24, 2008 at 13:27

    Biased? Why because dirty laundry is being aired? If the countries in question did something wonderful for the world, I’m sure it would be covered by the media. It just so happens that the countries in question are participating in questionable policies / decision-making / actions and they are upset that they are being called out on it.

    Brett ~ Richmond, Va.

  2. March 24, 2008 at 13:42

    That’s very funny in a way about the Chinese newspapers being in a huff. I don’t know how anyone in China can say their own media is accurately portraying the conflict when they have such a horrific record of censorship. I have no doubt that Western media gets it wrong at times. Certainly here in the U.S. our media is deeply flawed in many respects. But it’s not out of censorship, but rather telling too much, so to speak, or focusing on certain kinds of information in order to get advertising dollars and readership. Discourse is absolutely free here otherwise. So if the media doesn’t pick up on something, you bet the people themselves will be blogging, posting photos, etc. Which, I need not remind anyone but will anyway, is not possible in China, with their rigorous suppression of free speech.

  3. 4 Selena
    March 24, 2008 at 13:43

    Of course the Western media is biased. There is no way around bias because we have been thoroughly brainwashed to pick a group or a cause and defend it to the death. To the West, China is the bad guy and the Dali Lama and his followers are the good guys, whichever way one slices it.

    Just think! Richard Gere that ‘wonderful’ American movie star is telling us to believe that Buddhists are right and anything they say is perfect. China is a terrible country and just couldn’t be doing anything right in Tibet, could it?

    The only people with whom the Dali Lama has contact, in Tibet, are like-minded people who want to rule. Who is going to ask how the Dali Lama could know what is truly happening in Tibet, when he left 50 years ago? Who is going to question the legitimacy of a government in exile?

    Could it be possible that in 50 years things have changed and the majority of the Tibetan people are simply going about their business oblivious to the politics? It just takes a few fanatics to stir up big trouble.

  4. March 24, 2008 at 13:50

    I have nothing against the BBC [I support the BBC] but the Western Media especially the United States is biased against people and governments they do not understand. In fact, CRI English, Press TV, and Al Jazerra have done better coverage than the Western Media with regards to the elections in the USA.

  5. 6 Andrew Stamford
    March 24, 2008 at 13:59

    Does the Chinese allow a free and unbiased media…?

    Does the Chinese regime allow western reporters free access to assess the situation in China without restriction…?

    Maybe the west is biased, there are cases for this, but serious and reputable sources are less likely to be so inclined and do their best to give a blanced and truthful view.

    Can China say the same.. Of course they can’t. I have to laugh and also choke back the indignation when I hear a communist regime criticising freedoms of other nations.

  6. 7 Xie_Ming
    March 24, 2008 at 14:23

    Selena (above) has noted an important phenomenon: THE CAUSE.

    From Brigitte Bardot and the Seal Hunt onward, we will be presented with a cause that will be the focus of a media “feeding frenzy” and psychic inflation for a while.

    THE CAUSE of the week will likely be a soft target that is not in a position to hit back at the protesters. And, it will offer the psychological release of projection to the otherwise guilt-ridden.

    Focus on a cause is a good idea, provided the target is selected so that the uproar has some chance of effecting an objective.
    Does anypne believe that this is case with Tibet?

    If so, what exactly can be achieved?

  7. 8 George USA
    March 24, 2008 at 14:27

    Ugh.

    No one is going to tidy up the mind control aspects of the US media-

    least of all China.

    Biased?

    Of course.

    Against China?

    Of course.

    The issue of distortions of the media is separate from bias against China.

    With all the deep spin, suggestion, distortions, lies, blacked out areas, etc.

    China and how the world views China is not high on the list of importance at the moment.

    Come on, you can do better than that.

  8. March 24, 2008 at 14:49

    ARE YOU KIDDING??? We INVENTED prejudiced, bigotted, media. AND we are still the very damned best at it, I can tell ya.

  9. March 24, 2008 at 14:50

    Am I PROUD of that? NO. Why would I be? How can YOU be?

  10. March 24, 2008 at 15:30

    not overall its biased .but when china and some other countries crop western media goes extra length to highlight the news in effect all round the world make people respond against them but the same is not done in palestine issue .even the pope in this years easter sermon failed to mention palestine ..why?
    so no body can blame on those who think that western media is biased because of this attitude against palestines,darfur (bleeding like no other country),iraq,afghaniztahn,somalia,chad,all spitting blood from cut wounds of civil and international strife yet not much coverage but when its zimbawe,china,cuba,venezula ,russia a sudden spurt in news breaking involving all across the continents .and people like spielberg,gere,european union ,usa speaker how fast they intervened in tibetan issue and raising the slogan of boycotting olympics ?
    in this olympic year tibetan issue was raised and the western response dont blame china for thinking there are lot of stakeholders for tibetan issue raising.
    see china has been punished in being denied 2000 olymbics because of humanrigths violation in tibet and tianmensquare and after passing all test critewria and getting 2008 olymbics yet being punished twice for the same offence is not legally right under any law ?
    so please spare the olympics of this politics and let tibetan issue be raised after the olympics?
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  11. 12 eric aka eks321
    March 24, 2008 at 15:32

    of course western media is biased. however, with regards to china and tibet, the chinese communist government is to blame because of their blackout of independent reporting and the expulsion of independent journalists. when the original uprising took place the reporting actually did expose that the tibetans were engaged in violent mindless mob activity. this included looting, arson and murder, which have nothing in common with the dalai lama’s positions and did nothing to advance the legitimate aims of freeing tibet from the chinese communist’s tryanny. as to the idea that the western media is unbiased, that is a complete joke. in 2007, the bbc’s own ombudsman admitted that the bbc’s “journalists” were biased. nbc reporter, lee cowen recently admitted the media’s reporting of the obama prediential campaign: “it’s almost hard to remain objective because it’s infectious, the energy, I think. It sort of goes against your core to say that as a reporter, but the crowds have gotten so much bigger, his energy has gotten stronger. He feeds off that.” in the last american presidential election about 90% of the “journalists” voted democratic. so to ignore the reality of western media bias is to delude oneself of the facts.

  12. 13 Will Rhodes
    March 24, 2008 at 15:37

    For those who criticise the western media – give them un-fetted access and they will have more to work with. I can’t see it happening because then all the real dirty laundry will be aired.

  13. 14 viola anderson
    March 24, 2008 at 16:01

    Odd how we perceive anyone else’s but our own views as biased.

  14. 15 Pawnbroker
    March 24, 2008 at 16:08

    This teapot pours only for thee!

  15. March 24, 2008 at 16:35

    Western Media has been offering biased news mostly reports from China and Pakistan ( even other Asia and African countries) since world war II.This is not a new issue raised in the media,you have to remember that all governments in the world have their media allies who keep them going how ever much they are messing up their countries.Am sorry to say but Fox,CNN and BBC take the lead though I think Aljazeera is the only virgin marry in the sector.

  16. 17 Scott Millar
    March 24, 2008 at 16:52

    As opposed to what? It’s not much of question. All media is biased; Western and otherwise. Better question: Is the western media bias kept at an acceptable level? Yes.

    All media is biased; what to do? Judge them (media outlets) individually.

    -Portland, Oregon

  17. 18 David
    March 24, 2008 at 17:33

    It is just so sad for the media to destabilise other countries by misreporting so that they can sell their stories, or because they don’t like them. Western Media is the worst in the world. If they do not like you for one reason or another, they create a deadly story. If there is a fight between two people they do not like, they call it terrible war. Even the western media (countries) have come up with words like third world meaning poor nations, that they bled them to death. Where is the first world? where is the second world? The UN should bar the use of these words because that is where discrimination starts. Thee western world invented prejudiced, bigoted, media. And the western media prides itself as the best representative on earth. What a pity!

    Leave China alone. That who stirs bees gets stung.

  18. 19 Nate, Portland OR
    March 24, 2008 at 17:37

    The Chinese complaining about anybody else’s media is rich indeed. They censor anything that is remotely critical of the regime! Until they let Chinese journalists report freely about China and permit information that reflects negatively on the Chinese government they’ve got no room to complain. They’re committing a very heavy-handed cultural assault on Tibet. They support development, but the benefits of that devlopment go predominantly to the Han Chinese immigrants who control the new businesses. For example, they built a rail-line to Lhasa. But claiming this is a benefit for the Tibetans is like claiming the rail lines the British built in India was a benefit for Indians. Sure, Indians got some benefit from it, but the rails were built and effectively used to enable the looting of India! The Chinese rail to Lhasa is there to enable the mass migration of Han Chinese into Tibet and the development of an economy in which the Han are the primary beneficiaries and overlords. Nevermind the violent surpression of Tibetan religious practice. Of course, none of this gets reported in China.

    Now, if there is a major bias in the western media regarding China it is not that Tibet is covered but that the similar practices against the Muslims in western China are not.

    Obviously when westerners report on foreign peoples important nuances and even major factors can be missed, leading to faulty analyses. The lack of critical coverage of Musharaf in Pakistan until very late is certainly an example of this. The solution is simply for other cultures to develop independent media which at least make an attempt at objectivity. Al Jazeera is apparently an important step in this direction. If it is indeed an independent and professional news organization (I can’t watch the English version, and don’t speak Arabic, so I have no way to know), then western citizens and members of the western media can learn important aspects of the Arab perspective that can lead to more accurate reporting of the Arab world. Westerners, however, can learn little from media which are heavily censored by governments such as China and Russia because we cannot assume even a reasobable attempt at objectivity.

    For now, western media is the worst in the world, except for all the others.

  19. 20 nicholas kariuki muthaara frm embu/nairobi
    March 24, 2008 at 18:26

    china is the bad guy. their human rights records are horrible.no freedom of expression.western media is never biased against china.

  20. 21 Julie P
    March 24, 2008 at 18:27

    Of course, western media is biased, but at least western media can report the news.

  21. 22 Reader
    March 24, 2008 at 19:45

    Speaking from personal experience (Having spent a great deal of time in China) I can personally say that the Western media often is bias. It often takes things out of context or fails to mention things extenuating situations. The British media is not so bad, but the US media is terrible for it particularly when it comes to China’s military.

    For example the American media is often quick to jump on any move that China makes in relation to its military spending or its military forces, but it often fails to mention that China has dramatically reduced the size of its military and that the spending increases are actually small when compared to America’s own spending increase. They also often fail to mention the fact much of China’s military modernization is actually part of a restructuring program, not an expansion program, which is seeing China move towards less a man-intensive style of fighting. This program is nearly identical to the program that America underwent prior to the first Gulf war and is very similar to the program that it is undergoing in response to the war on terror.

    Additionally, the Western media often fails to mention that while China has no overseas bases it has, right on its doorstep, large US contingents in Japan and South Korea.

  22. 23 Chernor Jalloh
    March 24, 2008 at 21:11

    There are certain Western medias that are biased towards other people,particularly in their countries-these include religion(Islam), race and other things.These are mostly the printing medias.Inorder to save their faces,they say these are part of freedom of the press.For TVs,FOX NEWS have got extreme and unthinkable views against individuals.A woman who works for that media, was comparing Hitler and rev Wright to have the same ideology after the rev made some racist remarks against the white population in the USA.And journalists,I think should have a great responsibility of their reports and stay away from feeding viewers with false news.Women journalists are fond of doing so.

    Guineans were very angry over the sacking of one of their best ministers by the half dead president.RFI(Radio France International)quoted a local media by saying that the prime minister had given his resgination letter to the president in protest,which was not true.

    The Chinese media has no right to citisize the Western media for being biased due to the unrest in Tibet.After all,the Western media including the BBC are not allowed to mention the problem in Tibet.China wants to silence the Tibetan spiritual leader,Dalai Lama without the notice of the outside world.The Chinese government accused him of being behind the massive protests,which left many people dead.The Olympic Games are on the way,but that is not stopping the Chinese authority from clamping down on protestors.Athletes are to continue with their games and not put themselves in trouble waters.It is the duty of the IOC now to persuade the Chinese government to show more restraint with Tibetans and release those that might face the consequences for organising an illegal protests ahead of the Olympic Games.China has spent a lot of money for the games,and the Chinese Communist government and its people are not ready to see their spending in decline.They are expecting to make profits.It will be terrible if they loose,isin’t it?!

    Zimbabwe is out of the question for Western medias to cover the elections as people will want to see them on their idiot boxes outside the country.The Western medias were chased out of Zimbabwe a long time ago by President Mugabe.There are many doubts surrounding the elections,let alone Western observers who will not be invited to monitor the so-called elections,but if they are allowed in the country,there will be no go areas for them just like the elections in Russia under president Putin.

    Western medias are pushed to the corner for making bias coverage,but what about Aljazeera Arabic,which instigates violence.Their news presenters often ask people what they are waiting for to react whenever there is a conflict among Israel and Palestine.I can remember in 2006,when the Prophet Mohamed(PBOH)was depicted in a denish news paper in Danmark,the head of Alazhar in Egypt was forced by Aljazeera journalists to go out in the streets and protest.

    Once again, Western medias should learn to sit on the fence when reporting in any foreign country.I hope this has reached the standard of the question asked by you,Fuchsia.

  23. 24 George USA
    March 24, 2008 at 21:22

    I love it!

    How do these Chinese sympathizers expect us to whip up WWIII if we do not beat China up in the press.

    Sure China is a human rights violator.

    They didn’t expect us to pay them the trillions of dollars they loaned us do they?

  24. 25 George USA
    March 24, 2008 at 23:35

    The Olympic torch lighting was just on BBC news TV.

    This should be really interesting.

    Three or four Tibet protesters heaped shame, disgrace and dishonor on China at the ceremony.

    At this rate a few dozen protesters can make China go down in history disgracing themselves in the torch run to China.

    It makes me wonder if the tough guy approach to Tibet is worth making the history books this way.

    China may want to rethink this matter.

  25. 26 Leonet Reid - Jamaica
    March 25, 2008 at 00:25

    It goes without mentioning that the western media is very biased. Daily we see the distortation of the muslim faith and many other media reports. With that said, we should not stereotype each and every report we hear as fallacious. Tibet is been oppressed by the iron grips of communist China. Tibet is squeezed dry of its religious freedom and, moreover, their civil and human rights. Freedom of speech is as censored as black speech in Britian’s Slavery. I am correct when i parallel Slavery to the oppression in tibet because China has been ever since ‘whipping’ Tibet, extorting and exploiting their lands and people. The western Media is the best medium to shine a well needed spot light on the inhumane treatment in Tibet and China. China is afraid of their reputation being tarnished at this vulnerable moment in history. SET TIBET FREE AND YOUR CONSCIENCE WILL ALSO BE FREE!!!!

  26. March 25, 2008 at 14:50

    I can’t see what the Chinese are bothered about. After all the ‘western media’ spotlight the dubious and illegal practices of the western governments, especially recently regarding the Iraq fiasco, and it has little, if any effect on the ‘popularity’ of the governments. If anything, “vote ’em in for a third term” seems to be the general reaction.

    Malc

    Berlin

  27. March 25, 2008 at 15:18

    Most of the time the western media (99%) is not biased and it is accurate and fair, but there are some instances where it is bias, and I am talking about the American media.

  28. 29 Rory
    March 25, 2008 at 15:47

    My old history lecturer said that it is impossible to be objective. You can only try.
    Western media will obviously bring western values to its reports, despite the efforts to be non partisan.
    Al Jazeera is better than most at reporting the views- emotional, physical and political . Is it because it is a station based between the occident and the orient?
    We have so many pre conceptions. Goneril is a monster in the Tempest – Lady Macbeth is a harridan.
    But is that true? Or valid? So there is another thing too – the ‘bias’ of the viewer or listener.
    Conundrum. You as the participant- you as the observer. A victim of torture has a different view of his experience than the torturer – and as Jennifer Hartley has shown in her plays about South America – both are valid – both horrific.
    So…. my vote goes to Al Jazeera and the BBC. for the best attempt to be objective.
    Why?
    Both these stations made me ask the following.
    1. Is the Dalai Lama too remote from the realities of Bhuddist monks and Tibetans causing havoc and breaking the loving- kindness of their philosophy?
    2. Do Tibetans really want their Independence? And why?
    3. If they do – does the Dalai Lama really count anymore, except as a moral guide, much like the Pope?
    3. Is faith and religion and philosophy becoming even more of a CAUSE in favour of anger and selfishness and fundamentalism?
    4. Does a country (China/UK/USA) want to lose a part of its territory without a fight? Or do we as westerners sanction a new state because it SOUNDS as if it is an apartheid-style issue?
    5. And actually…. are we… were we ….right in apartheid or Zimbabwe?
    6. The Athenians killed and pillaged. So did the Romans. Now we venerate certain parts of their culture. Strike a chord?
    6. Are we biased? Of course we are.

    I was shocked when I saw monks rioting in Tibet last year, and I realized that the animal – the chattering monkeys- has been let loose. The Id versus the Ego And a spaceship tonight is returning to earth from a space lab.
    It is cause to wonder.

  29. 30 Rashid Patch
    March 25, 2008 at 16:31

    Of course the western media is biased. And, of course, the state-controlled media in China is biased.

    The western media largely ignores human rights problems unless it is in the economic / political interest of western powers to embarrass other governments. U.S. public figures strongly (and rightly) criticize China’s treatment of Tibetans, but largely ignore U.S. “racial profiling” of Muslims and Arabs within the U.S., and will not speak out against torture or aggression against them in the Middle East or Asia.

    State-controlled media in China routinely paints a rosy picture of “happy minorities”, while greatly limiting opportunities for any other than Han, and brutally repressing any who complain; and even Han who criticize Peking are jailed, disappeared, or ignored.

    Western media criticism of China is justified, but completely hypocritical.

    I live in the United States, which is now a country where there is no right of habeas corpus; which practices as routine warrantless searches and interception of written and electronic communications, detentions without charge or trial, conducts secret trials (or “public” trials with “secret evidence”), where paid informants and secret police agencies conduct constant surveillance of the population, where citizens can and have been “disappeared” into clandestine prisons for indefinite periods, where the executive routinely ignores both domestic and international law, a country which has become an aggressor nation. The U.S. media complain little about this; it is all justified by “security”. China, however, is not allowed the claim of “security” when it violates the rights of those under it’s rule.

    Only when the western media treats the U.S. with the criticism it is due, will the media criticism of China will “fair and balanced”.

  30. 31 savane
    March 25, 2008 at 16:57

    Of course the Western media is biased! Doesn’t every media house in the world have a slant in its reporting?

    What’s that saying: ‘if it bleeds, it leads’? Well China and Tibet in a happy group hug won’t sustain high ratings for too long!

    Don’t get me wrong – I don’t think that China is the ‘leading democracy, encouraging free speech, but then again, which country is? Please don’t say the US!
    During the post-election violence in Kenya, I received numerous calls from family and friends (who live outside Kenya) who thought that Kenya was in a full scale war across the entire country, and we were all hacking each other woth machetes. Suprisingly, the Kenyan media didn’t broadcast as much gore as we saw in the foreign media (Sky news was the most explicit). Not limiting themselves to foreign news, CNN’s coverage of the bushfires in California last year, prompted my dad to send airline tickets to my sister and her family to evacuate immediately. It looked like the whole of California was on fire!

    Why is it ok to air the gore outside the West, and some Western media can agree not to air people jumping and falling from the WTC on 9/11 because it would be in ‘bad taste’?

    I like watching Jon Stuart’s ‘The Daily Show’ on CNN drives the point home! When Obama gave his speech after his ex-pastor’s comments, Stuart highlighted some US media reaction which was absurd (and I paraphrase): ‘Obama’s speech lacked ‘umph’ because he read it from the teleprompter’; ‘was Obama sincere?’; ‘what if secretly, endorses his ex-pastor’s comments and could become a racist president, what could that mean for the US?’ If that’s not being biased, what is?

    In Kenya, our media houses hide behind ‘freedom of the press’, looking for scandal in almost every story but or misrepresent facts to fit their slant, but don’t exercise the maturity to be responsible. Try to get a retraction and an apology? Seeing pigs in flight is a more feasible possibility! It’s rumoured that one media house CEO dreads mornings – he has no editorial control, and the daily headline could be outrageous and incorrect!

    All media houses are biased. And let’s face it, China is a rapidly-growing economic threat to the West. Do you normally have fanfare and a parade for your ‘competition’? I didn’t think so!

  31. 32 Tom D Ford
    March 25, 2008 at 17:30

    In the US advertisers have a saying something like ” there is no such thing as bad coverage” or similar words. Apparently the Chinese have not yet learned that.

    The more the world talks about China and the Olympics, the more China will benefit from attendance at the Olympics and sales of Olympics goods, along with other tourism activities.

    The Chinese are really getting free advertising by drawing the worlds attention to this controversy.

    And we’re all helping out by paying attention and discussing it.

  32. 33 Rory
    March 25, 2008 at 18:39

    If we really feel that Tibet is being oppressed- then boycott the VIEWING and LISTENING of the Olympics ina public way.
    Hit the sponsors. You WILL see results.
    Simple.

  33. March 25, 2008 at 19:23

    Citizens of every country are programmed to be biased to some percent toward the country they grow up in. People do things without much thought into it of their own. Repeat and memorize that is the general consensus.

    Centralized responses propagated by a citizens governments censorship of the mass media form their society. Synchronizing to the environment physical and mental changes come about. We all like that in our own image, we are familiar with that like ourself.

    Take in account generations of manipulation of our concepts about the world forced upon a submissive society below the thumb of many times very violent individuals. Our geology, climate and those who take our power and authority determine for too many our opinions and actions toward that unfamiliar.

    Our government we know if only and at the least unconsciously mistreats us. Some other culture and different people the mistreatment of their government and society we are safely allowed to think and talk about. This is almost the only way the citizen’s smothered emotions and wills can be released and it is to serve the worlds division of a patriotic insanity.

    The sad thing about it is that a government can commit any crime. The social programming of a government hides their crimes. Citizens are demanded to think certain things don’t happen. They are cultivated to not even begin to accept certain knowledges. Else wise, they will suffer reprisals, if not even that detrimental to their existance.

  34. 35 Hasan Sagkol
    March 26, 2008 at 12:37

    Generalizing the western media as being biased would certainly be doing unjustice to all those journalists that have strived and are striving to give an accurate picture of what is taking place. However, there certainly are those that breed prejudice towards the east and hope to illustrate it and garner support via it.

  35. 36 Andres
    March 27, 2008 at 05:58

    I have read and heard so much news about what happend in Tibet,I have to say that some of you westerns have eaten so many cheese,so your brain is filled with fats,so you can’t judge what is good or bad.
    Tibet belongs to China since long long time ago,we chinese people don’t allow that someone butt in the chinese politics.
    I have some friends who live in Tibet,if you ask them what happend in Lasa the 14 of march, then you read the reports of western media,you will know that the western media really biased with China.
    In few months will comes the Olympic Games,we chinese welcome all the friends to come to Beijing;if someone still have bias,you can stay at your office and create how the China intimidate the whole world.

  36. 37 Dorjee,USA
    March 27, 2008 at 15:38

    All phenomena is subjective and relative. I don’t think Western media is biased against China. I watched CNN and BBC’s reporting of the recent protests in Tibet. Both always showed clippings from the official Chinese TV as well as from their own reporters/sources. BUT CHINA has blocked all access to Youtube, CNN and BBC. Chinese TV showed only the riots in Lhasa NOT the police beatings. They NEVER showed the peaceful protests in other parts of Tibet. It is not just biased but pure propaganda.

    Andres, you may have friends in Lhasa but I have family and relatives there. I spoke to them many times since the protests. They tell me that it is more like a “war zone”. There are so many Chinese paramilitary in Lhasa that the prices of food have gone up 4 times and to make it worse it is very scarce. All the monasteries are locked down. Chinese had cut their electrical and water supply. Food is in very short supply. They would not let anyone in. China does not want the world to know about these so they are not allowing any press from the free world into Tibet. They really do have lots to hide.

  37. 38 parth guragain
    April 3, 2008 at 07:26

    I dont think that western media are baised but what do i think that in a case of china they are much importance to tibet bocoz they think that china is their competitor in the days to come.so they want to show to world that they are more superior to China in terms of human rights.

  38. 39 Lindsay
    April 4, 2008 at 08:07

    Yes, western media is biased, even worse, they don’t know that they are biased, it means is very very deep biased…

  39. 40 Woo
    April 8, 2008 at 16:32

    Western Media is biased. It is because China is Communist; and Communism is seen as the “Big bad Wolf”. Many people compare Chinese media and Western media; then assume that the biases in Western media are somewhat justified; due to the bias and restriction of free speech in Chinese media. Contrary to that, censorship and the restrictions on freedom of speech is a part of China, and other Communist governments, political ideology. Where as in Democratic nations, we value Freedom of Speech. So basically it’s a double whammy for the people of Democratic countries, when Western media starts to warp and bend the truths.

  40. 41 Riley
    April 10, 2008 at 20:12

    Wesstern media biased??? Are we using our brains?? Americans are the most brainwashed people on the planet. Western media is nothing but a propaganda and the rest of the world is starting to notice…thank god.

    It’s no secret that China’s development and dazzling change touch the nerve of western supremacist and imperialist.

    Ever since the industrial revolution, the WESTERN HEMISPHERE WILL ALWAYS BE THE BIGGEST POLLUTER IN THIS PLANET AND THE TREND WILL NEVER STOP…

    They colonized and plundered Asian-African nation to finance their technological modernization and industrialization. If there were no Blitzkrieg or October revolution in Europe, much of Asia now probably still the colony of European powers.

    Now after they reach mature stage of societal modernization and mastered the art of psychological-warfare, media manipulation, they use their ‘free’ media to demonize any rising power that may challenge their world domination.

    China’s potential make today’s hegemon feel uneasy, the continuous economic growth invite doomsayers to curse every aspect of China’s.

    This thread mainly focused on how they vilify and demonize China, using the what so called ‘free’ media, the racist western institution that won’t be happy to see any non-white beating them.

  41. 42 Peter
    April 19, 2008 at 17:11

    Pls visit http://www.anti-cnn.com. Look at the pictures, see how the western media are telling the fakes stories by the power in their hands. There is no better way to let people in China to understand that media in the “advanced western countries” does not worth any respect; and there is also no better way to let people in China to understand that the “advanced western cultures and values” does not worth any respect because people grown up there are as foolish as pigs, because cheating them is just a piece of cake.


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