The Null Device
War is peace, freedom is slavery, but business is business:
Murdoch's people have learned that, if you want
any chance of access to the world's largest market, you bend over when the
Chinese Government says so, or when you think it'll appreciate your doing so.
Case in point: Murdoch fils
James, in charge of dealings with China,
gave a speech
in Los Angeles,
denouncing the Falun Gong movement, condemning Western media bias against
Chinese government policy, and saying that Hong Kong's democracy activists
should accept the reality of life under a strong-willed "absolutist" government.
("absolutist" sounds like a particularly psychoceramic strain of Ayn Randism,
but is presumably a way of saying "totalitarian" without the negative
connotations; sort of like the Reagan-era coinage of "authoritarian" for
US-friendly right-wing dictatorships, as opposed to the truly evil
"totalitarian" left-wing dictatorships.) (via Lev)
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