Western media really does say silly things

Oh it’s true. The evil Western media really does state incorrect statements about China. Well maybe not all the time.

But they certainly have done here.

They say that a ‘ban’ on video games such as Xbox, Wii and Playstation will be lifted, which means ‘a whole new market’ and potential for ‘more sales’.

The problem here is that you can go to any area of any city and buy an Xbox, Wii or Playstation, and have always been able to, since the things were made.

So the fact that they made be sold ‘officially’ will not mean anything, because anyone that wants one – already has one (and all the games they want).

You would possibly think that a news ‘paper’ such as ‘The Guardian’ would consider any of this before publishing a story.

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4 Comments on “Western media really does say silly things”

  1. January 30, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    This is an interesting observation. I notice that our media often oversimplify situations on the ground. They don’t consider the difference between the official line and the lived reality. I wonder how many business took this “announcement” seriously, thinking that there really is a new market?

  2. February 2, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    Haha… we get this about Japan, all. the. time. In the beginning I tried to correct them but they never responded so I gave up… 🙂

    • February 3, 2013 at 11:36 am #

      Make some posts when you see the next ones…!

    • February 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

      I can’t, I only post things that are positive and things that I like. I did write some hard opinion stuff during the ongoing tsunami disaster in March and April 2011 where I attacked foreign media. The stuff that was going on in media was just over the top. Also, Chinese media… (yes I do still follow some of it… like the SCMP) 🙂

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