Netizens Revel in People’s Daily-Onion Gaff

Yesterday, the state-run People’s Daily Online ran the story Kim Jong-un Named The Onion’s Sexiest Man Alive For 2012, embellishing it with a 55-photo slideshow of the North Korean leader. The American parody paper later pointed readers to the People’s Daily pages, praising the “exemplary reportage” of their “Communist subsidiary.” Not surprisingly, the People’s Daily post has since been removed. (Korea Times also missed the humor and reported the Onion story as real news.) Weibo denizens didn’t miss a beat: OnionWeekly: Late in the evening, we learned that the Onion and People’s Daily have conducted official communications, and People’s Daily has received high praise from the Onion. We are somewhat please to announce that The Onion Weekly and the People’s Daily represent the most authentic voice of China. 洋葱周刊:深夜获悉人民日报和洋葱新闻进行了业务交流,并获得得了洋葱新闻的高度赞赏,我们略感欣慰地表示,洋葱周刊和人民日报代表着中国最真实的声音。 JusticeProtectorTyrael: You really don’t get it. The People’s Daily Online is also a parody site! 正义守望者Tyrael:你真不懂啊。人民网也是专业恶搞的啊 Keluoyidu: Ironically, People’s Daily Online just cannot fathom the existence of a fake news website on this earth. What is your State Administration of Radio, Film and Television doing?! 克洛伊杜:人民网无法想象这世界居然有假新闻网站,你们的广电管理局呢?! TeacherHeJiong: Certainly, this mistake was committed by some temporary worker at @PeoplesDaily. It has nothing to do with the “newspaper of truth” @PeoplesDaily. 何囧老湿:这一定是@人民日报 临时工干的,与真理报@人民日报 无关。 HeiQiQideQi: So, in the eyes of the People’s Daily, there can actually be “other media”? 黑柒柒的柒:人民网的眼中还能有“其它媒体”这个词? SaltyRay: This because you are firewalled. You read English, but you are uncivilized. Man, that’s gotta hurt. SaltyRay:让你防火墙 有英文没文化 内伤了吧 BetweenLight&Dark: You can see just how complacent the official Chinese media have become. 黑暗与光明之间: 可见中国官媒的固步自封到了什么程度 Durex_UnclePanda: I heard the editor of this article grew up on Party publications. 杜斯雷_Panda叔:据悉,该媒体编辑是读党报长大的。 YouYe: Re @2Badger: This is a problem of values. When they see the American imperialists experiencing a catastrophe, they gloat. When they see something good happen to Little Brother, they can’t send their congratulations ...
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2 Responses to Netizens Revel in People’s Daily-Onion Gaff

  1. […] Thanks to the China Digital Times, we also now know what the feisty crowd of Chinese Netizens had to say about the blunder: […]

  2. Will says:

    The Party-state official media got egg all over its face with this caper! Thank you, Comrade Dumkopf!