Wednesday, February 25, 2009

No Connection - and No Sense

The South China Morning Post website today features a front page headline "Police find explosives in Tibet". So how do they illustrate this dramatic news? With a picture of the explosives? With a picture of the bridge under which they were allegedly found? Or of the police who claimed the find?

No, nothing so obvious for the Post. Instead they use this (rather good) image of a young Tibetan monk peacefully reading


- and when you click on the story, it turns out he's not even in Tibet, but in Sichuan province.

So what's the connection? Does the Post buy in to China's absurd propaganda which sees every Tibetan monk as a secret agent of the Dalai Lama, a potential "splittist" revolutionary? Or is it just that a lazy sub-editor reached for the first vaguely Tibetan-themed picture he could find? Either way, given the tensions in Tibet, the Post should know better.

4 comments:

hkorbust said...

Have you been brainwashed by Western media? Can't you see this man is a dangerous terrorist?

Private Beach said...

Ah, I see it now - he must be reading a dangerous revolutionary manifesto, like "Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong".

Choppedonions said...

It looks like a Harry Potter book, that well known exponant of the splittist theory

fumier said...

Is he asleep, the lazy cnut?