JonathanAnsfield http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7037/all en Huh? China's Anti-Communist "Liberals" Battle Communist "Conservatives"? http://mrc.org/articles/huh-chinas-anti-communist-liberals-battle-communist-conservatives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Labeling confusion: In a profile of China dissident Du Daozheng, the Times calls the noble dissenters &quot;liberals&quot; and the authoritarian Communist regime &quot;conservative&quot; without clarifying that in the West, the Communists are the leftists and the anti-communists are on the right. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">In a 1989 column for Newsweek, Washington Post editor<a href="http://www.mrc.org/mediawatch/1994/watch19940101.asp" target="_self">Meg </a><a href="http://www.mrc.org/mediawatch/1994/watch19940101.asp">Greenfield </a>gave away a little secret about how journalists cover foreign affairs: "Every time there is a confrontation in the world, we manage to dub the good guys liberals and the bad guys conservatives and pretty soon that is common currency." Even if that results in an ideological Bizarro-world of terming left-wing authoritarians and their liberal fellow tra</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/huh-chinas-anti-communist-liberals-battle-communist-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch China Communism DuDaozheng JonathanAnsfield LabelingBias MegGreenfield NewYorkTimes NYTimes SharonLaFarnier TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Tue, 20 Oct 2009 18:43:00 +0000 admin 7140 at http://mrc.org Huh? China's Anti-Communist 'Liberals' Battle Communist 'Conservatives'? http://mrc.org/articles/huh-chinas-anti-communist-liberals-battle-communist-conservatives-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Labeling confusion: In a profile of China dissident Du Daozheng, the Times calls the noble dissenters &quot;liberals&quot; and the authoritarian Communist regime &quot;conservative&quot; without clarifying that in the West, the Communists are the leftists and the anti-communists are on the right. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In a 1989 column for Newsweek, Washington Post editor <a href="/mediawatch/1994/watch19940101.asp#3">Meg Greenfield</a> gave away a little secret about how journalists cover foreign affairs: "Every time there is a confrontation in the world, we manage to dub the good guys liberals and the bad guys conservatives and pretty soon that is common currency." Even if that results in an ideological Bizarro-world of terming left-wing authoritarians and their liberal fellow travelers "conservative."<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/huh-chinas-anti-communist-liberals-battle-communist-conservatives-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch China JonathanAnsfield Labeling liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias SharonLaFarnier TimesWatch Tue, 20 Oct 2009 18:43:00 +0000 admin 7146 at http://mrc.org