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Feb 5, 2009

Infuriating and irresponsible

Ugh.

Update: Robert Roth's link in his comment here has put the fear of Ma into me:

The National Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday approved a draft amendment to the Satellite Radio and Television Law (衛星廣播電視法).

The amendment would set stricter regulations on TV news and comments in talk show programs, which the commission said “must follow fact-checking procedures and the principles of equality.”
What makes things scary is that fact checking is the biggest part of Talking Show, the "sensational" and "bias" and "false statistics" filled show the NCC singled out yesterday.

Update: Robert Roths' latest comment second was quite well put, so I will quote it in full here:

They keep trying to make us feel better, and it just makes me more and more terrified.

“I believe all the representatives would be from organizations with legitimate authority,” she said. “Who will oversee their judgment? I think God and conscience.”
That's what I call check's and balances!

And earlier in the news article:
“The article does not target any particular program,” Lee said.
Of course, the execution of the article will.

5 comments:

Robert Roth said...

That's OK. I'm sure they'll apply the standards in their draft regulations evenly across the board.

阿牛 said...

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尼克 said...

I feel sick. Given the KMT recent track record of selectively upholding the law this is unsurprising. Sad very sad.

Submarine said...

Wow. What lamedom.

Robert Roth said...

They keep trying to make us feel better, and it just makes me more and more terrified.

“I believe all the representatives would be from organizations with legitimate authority,” she said. “Who will oversee their judgment? I think God and conscience.”
That's what I call check's and balances!

And earlier in the news article:
“The article does not target any particular program,” Lee said.
Of course, the execution of the article will.