By Allen Ai
Hell hath no fury like a CCTV reporter scorned. We told you previously about the 35 security guards who attacked three young men outside a KTV in Kunming, leaving one dead and two hospitalised, only to realise later that they had beaten up the wrong guys. To clear things up, the Kunming Public Security Bureau and Dabanqiao Neighbourhood Committee Office held a press conference which lasted all of five minutes yesterday. And what a catastrophe it was.
After reading from their prepared scripts, the spokespeople reminded the reporters present to stick to their scripts. Refusing to even give their names to the reporters, the officials simply walked away when asked further questions.
One CCTV reporter was so pissed off she ticked off the officials, “You’ve become the news today.” As she prepared to return to the newsroom, she swore she would upload the pictures she had taken of the spokespeople to Weibo. And that’s exactly what she (or one of her colleagues) did. The following video became the most widely retweeted post on Sina Weibo yesterday, and it’s been shared close to 70,000 times and counting.