all newspapers are biased, even if it's a little. There is always an agenda being pushed. I think when it comes to SCMP it's not the fact it is biased or not, it is just poor quality writing in general. But compared to other HK news it's not bad!
The expat journo's certainly arent biased etc but fcuk, they LOVE a good argument, for the sake of one...They make the GEO personality clashes that go on here look like the teddy bears picnic. Some of these guys will punch your fuckin lights out if you dont agree with their view lol Just add alcohol ...
Last edited by Skyhook; 21-07-2015 at 02:44 PM.
Plutark is right - of course every newspaper has a bias. Yet, the proper bias of a paper is erring on the side of the opposition - not on the side of those in power.
Which mean Fox is currently doing the right thing, be in the side of GOP? Weird argument.Yet, the proper bias of a paper is erring on the side of the opposition - not on the side of those in power.
The problem with fox news is more the magnitude than the orientation. In more sensible terms, yes, right now the more important paper is probably the Washington Post - eight years ago it was the New York Times.
Of course, once your bias reaches Fox News (or China Daily) levels, you only serve as a source of jokes.
A very clear, yet subtle, example of SCMP bias on news comes to when they report on any news from Taiwan.
SCMP has four main reporting sections – City, China, Asia, World. Taiwan articles are always within the China section, with absolutely no differentiation as compared with articles from other provinces in China. For example you might get a summary of short news items in sequence from Hebei, Guizhou, Taiwan, Shandong and Jiangxi.
This is just one example, mind. I know not of any other non-PRC paper that doesn't even attempt any distinction between China and Taiwan. Even Straits Times separates news items.
Last edited by greenmark; 21-07-2015 at 03:16 PM.
This article is from a couple days back, Occupy protester wins right to challenge Hong Kong police to reveal names of officers who allegedly beat him | South China Morning Post
Note in the end, "The police accused Tsang of taking part in an unlawful assembly and sprinkling liquid on some police officers." How is that information relevant if not to somehow try to justify the assault. Also for that matter, if he did take part in an awful assembly and "sprinkle liquid" on officers, why has charges not been pressed?