We are watching CNN this morning. Seeing the beautiful table settings and all the yummies — including good ol’ American apple pie — that are being served up as we watch to President Hu on his state visit to my hometown, Washington, DC. Michelle looks grand in her auspiciously red gown and I am wondering where is Mrs. Hu, and why President Hu is not wearing a tux to this state dinner that the Chinese have been longing for.
Then there is a short report on what President Obama said in a news conference earlier, including human rights (not all that much). “But how are they handling this in China?” the anchor asks, — I’m thinking I know the answer — and switches to a reporter in Beijing.
The reporter begins, “Here in China, human rights remains a sensitive issue.” And then blank. The plug was pulled.
Yah, that’s how they handle sensitive topics in China. By trying to prevent anybody from hearing about them. And now they even censor our bootleg Filipino satellite.
Coverage has returned. CNN has moved on to Haiti.