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29 December 2007

Media Gossip Always Trumps Africa News

If I were a Chinese official hoping for a minimum of organized Darfur-inspired protest, I'd thank God for every random nutjob who grabbed a microphone with delusions of grandeur.

Enter Hu Ziwei, an Olympic television commentator and husband of another Chinese broadcaster. Hu grabbed the spotlight at a recent event to introduce a Chinse ping-pong champ and went nutso:
Hu: Today is a special day for The Olympic Channel, and it's a special day for Mr. Zhang Bin, and for me, it's a special day too. Because just two hours ago, I found out that besides me, Mr. Zhang Bin has been maintaining an improper relationship with another woman.
This has got everything people like to read about so they don't have to read about foreign affiars: sex, media, sexy media, and an arbitrary treasonous declaration that "We're so far from being a great country." Something like this would keep the American blogosphere humming along for a week.

Via Imagethief.