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Feb 17, 2017

Fairfax running Chinese Communist Party propaganda

The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial Review are all running "news" about a 37-year-old panda and pets on planes, courtesy of the Chinese government.

Glenn Dyer — <em>Crikey</em> business and media commentator

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

There is Donald Trump’s version of "fake news" (news stories that he disagrees with, show him in a bad light or prove he is outright lying), and then there is the national fake news story -- like the propaganda inserts in Australian newspapers from the spin doctors of the Russian and Chinese governments. 

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2 thoughts on “Fairfax running Chinese Communist Party propaganda

  1. Teddy

    In the Crikey story just above this one, “soft diplomacy” (government financed propaganda) is defended and judged perfectly OK, I think because The Australian attacked it.

    Crikey doesn’t need to do The Oz’s job for it. They’ve been banging on about this innocuous and mostly totally ignored (its inserted in the middle of a racing guide in the SMH!) advertorial supplement for a while now. Leave the phoney outrage to them, Crikey…

  2. AR

    Both the Russian & Chinese agitprop inserts are clearly marked as paid advertising – pity that the same warning isn’t given to the crap in the mudorc’s shit sheets.
    Oh, wait, there is – the titles.

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