This is a template for the “free media” journalists to cook any reports of violent riots in China.
. Call it a PEACEFUL PROTEST (or peaceful demonstration) against the Chinese government even though innocent people are killed, shops are mobbed, cars are crashed by the rioters. Do use the words like “protester”, “demonstrator”, “crackdown”. Do avoid using the words such as “riot” and “violence” as much as possible.
. For any facts of violence that you cannot avoid mentioning, always start reporting them as “state-run media reported…”. In the “free world”, nobody gives any credit to the Chinese government statements. For the “protesters” part, always start reporting it as “a witness told us…”, and don’t forget to include “men, women, and children, all ethnic minorities…”. See, even women and children are protesting the evil Chinese government.
. Show photos of the police instead of the tragedy and chaos left by the violent rioters. After all, the “free media” just want to feed their readers an impression that China is a police country. For example, please compare CNN’s photos about riots in France http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/11/27/france.riots/index.html to BBC’s photos about riots in China http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/8137810.stm. Do you see the difference? In democratic France, those rioters are bad guys. In a police country like China, there are only “protesters” against a dictatorship.
. Use the word “crackdown”, and mention “armed personnel carriers and what looked like TANKS” (CNN) in the report – hey, never forget to hint your reader about the Tiananmen Square. Oh, don’t forget “tear gas, automatic rifles and armored vehicles”.
. Write some small details about the “crackdown”, such as “police chasing protesters”. Of course, “according to some witness”. Don’t worry, no readers will actually care whether the witness ever exist. Or, if this witness is complaining about the violence by the rioters, cut him off the air. Find another witness who complains about the “crackdown”.
. Cite international NGO’s statements that “condemned the crackdown on what it described as peaceful protest”. (CNN) Usually those NGO are funded by NED (National Endowment for Democracy) – a substitution of CIA. But who cares about their background? Your readers just need to get the impression that these NGOs are “non-government organization” from their names and thus are credible.
. Now mention how many people died. Up to now, your readers will get the natural conclusion that the whole thing is just about the police killing these “peaceful protesters”. That is one of the many hints in this report. Brilliant job!
. Cite Chinese officials about how many people are detained and will be interrogated. If the officials ever mention “those convicted would be dealt with severely” in their speech, that will be super. A police country like China certainly is going to arbitrarily arrest and harshly “punish” those dissents. We the “free world” would never ever detain innocent people or torture them.
. If the riot is related to ethnic minority, always describe how they are discriminated by the ethnic majority. Never ever mention China’s official national policies that help the ethnic minority. We the “free world” are doing a great job to “protect” and “preserve” the minorities in reservations. China cannot do anything that even just sounds better than us. So do NOT mention those policies!
. If possible, try to find a scenario to use the word “ethnic cleansing”. You will trigger more sympathy from your readers for the “protesters”. And based on all the great job done above, your readers will conclude that the evil China is trying to eliminating the minorities.
. Do write something about the natural resources in the area of the minorities, immigration of the majority into the area, and the minorities “feel they are not getting enough of the goodies”. (bloomberg) Oh, don’t forget to mention “restrictions on religions”.
OK, now the world is up-side-down. You have done a perfect job on MANIPULATION. Go get your pay check.