Super Girls give Chinese Journalism a Stinging Slap Across the Face – Yang Yu

From Youth Times, translated by Danwei:

In his Resurrection, Leo Tolstoy once said, through the character Nekhludoff, “On Easter eve, the most secret of moments has nothing to do with the living.” N years ago Brother Monk read that line without understanding it, but N days ago he had a sudden realization.

16 news reporters, 16 interviewers, at that moment, mysteriously became a part of what they were interviewing; they became judges who decided the fate of those Super Girls. This not only violated the basic common sense of Chinese and international journalism, but also violated the fundamental working standards generally observed by the international news world. At that moment, the Super Girls were fair, the 16 reporters excited, and the 16 media outlets won a free television commercial. But the entire Chinese news world suffered humiliation – though a large number of journalists didn’t even realize that they were being humiliated. [Full Text and need to scroll down]

See also the original Chinese article here.


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