Sina.com have officially entered the war of words over CNN’s Tibet coverage with an online petition that is currently up to 1.14 million signatures. This latest development in the ongoing row over doctored and mis-titled photographs is breaking over on China Daily:
The website’s appeal read: “Violent crimes of beating, smashing, looting and arson broke out in Lhasa in early March, but Western media organizations such as CNN and BBC have churned out untrue and distorted reports of the event. Please sign your name here to lodge your strong protest.”
The website also asked people for their comments on the media coverage.
“The Chinese people are indignant,” one anonymous post read.
“Full support to the Chinese government in safeguarding national unity,” another unnamed person wrote.
Sina.com appear oblivious to the irony. Criticizing another portal for bias in an openly patriotic and one-sided appraisal that leaves out any Tibetan voices. Also today, Jonathan Watts of the Guardian filed this report on the unrest in Sichuan.
Shanghaiist readers genuinely interested in a critique of the western press might want to look at Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (USA) or Medialens (UK).