CCTV FOLLIES 10.10 THE SUN SHINES ON CHINA
Top story is Xi Jinping Culture Thought -Xi not yet compared to the brilliance of the sun in writing, but portrayed that way in pictures -Israel bombs Gaza (why?) -Belt and Road spreads human rights!
China’s TV news coverage of the violence in Gaza and Israel continues to be extremely lopsided. As with CCTV’s pro-Russian coverage of Ukraine, the politically astute TV editors (under the strict direction of the party, which is under strict direction of Xi) wear CCP’s sympathies on their sleeves. This manifests itself clearly in the images they select to air for the news, (mostly bombed buildings in Gaza) and the images they elect not to air (such as the heinous Hamas attack on a dance festival in Israel, Hamas attacks on passenger cars, Hamas attacks on various villages, and Hamas taking of hostages) despite no shortage of wire service footage.
Today’s Gaza/Israel crisis clips:
-20 shots of Gaza being bombed
-2 shots of Israeli tanks on the move
-3 “victim” shots of rocket contrails over Israel
-2 shots of Sergei Lavrov talking peace
To add insult to injury, the top “foreign” story is not about the war China is trying to bury beneath political prejudices, but about China's Belt & Road…