No One Can Resist The Animal Magnetism Of Hu Jintao

China Daily: “Hu’s report gets nationwide attention.” No, seriously, it says that.

RFH has a theory that the people who organize the National Congress intentionally make it as boring as possible to test the outer limits of what “watchdog” journalists are willing to tolerate before they throw up their hands, a la:

Chinese media, however, is spinning an alternate narrative: Hu Jintao is a charisma monster whose mere presence keeps people on the edge of their seats, eyes glued to the TV, ears pressed against transistor radios. China Daily has proof.

But let’s take a closer look, shall we? Which of China’s provinces watched Hu Jintao’s speech yesterday with more rapt attention?

Not even alt-tabbing over to porn.

They would watch even if a fire burnt down half the city.

Rapt, and he doesn't even have a TV.

Rapt, and he doesn't even remember his own name.

So much more exciting than English Premier League! OK, more exciting than Chinese Super League, anyway.

Look at how dreamy our leader is.

Someone is thinking of the children. That someone is Hu Jintao.

Smiles come naturally when Hu Jintao is on the tele.

Hu Jintao is too charismatic for one TV.

Children look upon their hero and role model, Hu Jintao.

The most excited of China's ethnic minorities.

But the winner, by a veritable landslide…


(H/T Susan Jakes)

    8 Responses to “No One Can Resist The Animal Magnetism Of Hu Jintao”

    1. Jonathan Alpart

      They did this at work, too. Somewhere on my work hard drive are about a hundred photos of coworkers transfixed with their computer screens watching some National Congress thing. So staged, so silly.

    2. Jive madra

      ah ha ha ha! THis is brilliant! It’s like meme or some shit, it’s classic! Only saw this one now.
      “From the people who brought you ‘Xi Jinping looking at things” comes “People being entrhalled by Hu Jintao””

    3. Mat Ryan

      Alpart, doesn’t it make you feel like a cheap whore and degraded working within this system, or do you see yourself more of a Lord Haw- Haw type of character in all this- kind of aloof and above it all?

      Hope you don’t meet the same fate as him


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