As we are now just six years away from the promised total debacle of the British efforts to build an Olympic complex, just though I’d comment on the bloodstained butchers who are running the Olympics in two years time in China, and one promise made during the selection process!
One of the foremost questions placed to the Beijing Olympic Committee was the tricky subject of the ‘Freedom of the Press’, and if the rights to go anywhere, and ask any question was preserved, or were there restrictions being placed on what was written, by whom, and where? The mealy-mouthed replies from the Committee gave the world’s press to understand that all would be open.
However, an extract from a book with the happy title “Olympic Security–English”, as published by, amongst others a Vice-Minister of the Public Security Bureau, gives a somewhat different picture of events which might occur:-
POLICE: Excuse me, sir. Stop, please. REPORTER: Why?
POLICE: Are you gathering news here? REPORTER: Yes.
POLICE: About what? REPORTER: About Falun Gong.
POLICE: Show me your press card and reporter's permit. REPORTER: Here you are.
POLICE: What news are you permitted to cover? REPORTER: The Olympic Games.
POLICE: But Falun Gong has nothing to do with the Games. REPORTER: What does that matter?
POLICE: It's beyond the permit. REPORTER: What permit?
POLICE: You're a sports reporter. You should only cover the Games. REPORTER: But I'm interested in Falun Gong.
POLICE: It's beyond the limit of your coverage, and illegal. As a foreign reporter in China, you should obey China law and do nothing against our status!
In other words, “All the news which we think is fit to print!”