Beijing News’s Apology Clown

This is different:

In the still of the deep night, removing that mask of insincerity, we say to our true selves, “I am sorry.” Goodnight.

The message, which first appeared on Beijing News’s Weibo, was in response to its anti-Chen Guangcheng editorial on Friday. The picture above is what accompanied the apology, truly a WTF moment in the illustrious history of media tweets.

You’ll want to check out David Bandurski’s original article about this on China Media Project for more information. As always, Danwei also has a useful summary and great roundup of related reads, and here‘s James Fallows, here‘s the Washington Post.

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