- On display on Yahoo!’s news site for a good 24 hours: a picture of the five Olympic mascots standing on Tiananmen Square ready to welcome visitors under the headline “Tiananmen Square Massacre Remembered”. Yahoo! has since blamed the boo-boo on an “automated gallery feature”, writes Tania Branigan of The Guardian.
- Adam Minter of Shanghai Scrap spotted this “anonymous” China sourcing which we still can’t for the life of us believe made it to the New York Times:
The owner of the Xinjiang Kashgar Restaurant near the main Olympic venue said he shut down Tuesday after repeated visits from officials who cited health concerns. He said several other Muslim restaurants nearby had received similar visits. The owner, a Uighur, spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear that he would be further harassed by the authorities.
Previous media gaffes on Shanghaiist
Oops! The Telegraph can’t tell Hu Jintao and Chen Liangyu apart…
More on Xinhua and Homer Simpson’s brain
Cameltoe Alert at Shanghai Daily
Oops of the Day 2: Jack Cafferty, CNN commentator