Excise All References to Censorship

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True to their word, Chinese officials allowed Vice President Dick Cheney's Thursday morning speech at Fudan University in Shanghai to be broadcast live in its entirety. But they didn't promise anything about the official transcript. Prepared by People's Daily for distribution to newspapers and Web sites, the text was described as complete yet left out references to delicate topics such as freedom, Taiwan, and North Korea's nuclear weapons program. The New York Times reports that an editor at the People's Daily "said missing sentences or sections were attributable solely to the speed with which the transcript had been prepared."

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  1. “missing sentences or sections were attributable solely to the speed with which the transcript had been prepared.”

    Yeah, and I won’t come in your mouth, baby.

  2. And these lying bastards have “most favored nation” status?

  3. What do you mean, XXXXorship? We see no eviXXXXX of XXXXorship. To imply XXXX we XXXXXX is to imply XXXX we are not XXXX. NoXXXXX could be further from the XXXXX.

    Regards,

  4. Yup, speed with which the transcript had been prepared. They hadn’t had time to compose substitute sentences reversing meanings, yet.

  5. They need one of those DVD players that Walmart is selling now. They could modify it to take out references to democracy and human rights, instead of sex.

  6. The inscrutable oriental strikes again.

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