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Obama’s speech censored by the Chinese government; the colour of surprise!

January 22, 2009

Of course the whole world was watching their TV’s yesterday, excited over the changing of the guards in downtown America. While I do think Obama will be a few steps in the right direction for the United States, I also think the media has been whipping it into a bit much of a frenzy – creating something closer to a superhero rather than a President. Yes he is supposedly the leader of the free world – the free world supposedly being the United States, but can one man truly make so much of a difference? I sincerely hope so. I was predicting America would fall badly under Bush and I couldn’t be happier to see him gone. How he could have been voted in for a second term is just unfathomable – but that’s another story!

While the speech was covered live by CCTV, we have to assume they weren’t aware of what was said realtime as when the speech got to:

“Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions.”

The poor presenter was suddenly cut back to unprepared and had to ask some pissy question of a guest. The golden word communism must not be uttered in a negative way! Imagine having your populace actually aware of current events! Imagine if they actually knew what was said out there in the real world other than what has been watered down by Big Brother. I would love to read the day to day journal of a Chinese student sent overseas to study. I would love to know their thoughts in a world that is suddenly free from propaganda and censorship.

For the full article, head on over to the BBC website – complete with video of unsuspecting presenter 🙂


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