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China state media under fire
for arguing the benefits of smog

Reuters, by Staff

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 12/11/2013 10:50:42 AM

Commentaries by two of China´s most influential news outlets suggesting that the country´s air pollution crisis was not without a silver lining drew a withering reaction on Tuesday from internet users and other media.In online commentaries on Monday, state broadcaster CCTV and the widely read tabloid the Global Times, published by the Communist Party´s official People´s Daily, both tried to put a positive spin on China´s smog problem.The Global Times said smog could be useful in military situations, as it could hinder the use of guided missiles, while CCTV listed five "unforeseen rewards" for smog, including helping Chinese people´s sense

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The Chinese state media still isn´t as bad as our hometown Kneepad Media.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 12/11/2013 10:53:45 AM     (No. 9649555)

Compared to our state media arguing the benefits of Obamacare. Both laughable.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/11/2013 11:01:26 AM     (No. 9649577)

Not all liars are Communists...


....but all Communists certainly appear to be liars.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: uno, 12/11/2013 1:06:27 PM     (No. 9649767)

Kathleen Lucretia DeVil Sebelius must be taking lessons from the Chicoms...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/11/2013 1:15:15 PM     (No. 9649775)

Once their soil and water is completely unsuitable, they´ll just come over and buy the Midwest. Wait, they already DID by providing the funding for the Farm Bill, the pay, perks and pension of the worker bees at the Dept of Agriculture and the.........

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