Posts Tagged ‘liu xiaobo’

Glenn Reports that Daily Kos has decided to try to gimmick Google

Second, as a group, we need to find and choose the damaging articles on Republican candidates that we want undecided voters to read. It is only after finding the articles that we can push them up search engine rankings.

Ah Kos kids, what an appropriate day for you to launch such a campaign, and maybe if they can keep power they can go the whole Red China:

But searches using the key words “Nobel Peace Prize” and “Liu Xiaobo” brought up no results on Chinese web portals Sina, Sohu and Baidu while similar searches on Weibo, a Twitter-like service, also drew a blank.

The evening news on China Central Television made no mention of Liu, opening instead with a story about flooding on the southern island of Hainan as foreign news outlets splashed the story across the front pages of their websites.

Text messages sent containing the full name of Liu Xiaobo appeared to be blocked, according to several tests carried out by AFP correspondents.

And people wonder why the left is always defending Communists?

to the shock of Jay Nordlinger and dictators everywhere, the Nobel prize committee has decided to do its job!

In a statement, the Nobel Committee said Liu, 54, deserved the prize “for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.”

Analysts said the honor was aimed at pressuring China to ease its crackdown on religious and political activists. China’s government denounced the award as “a desecration” and said the honor should have gone to someone focused on promoting international friendship and disarmament.

Apparently without George Bush to bait and with the debacle of the Obama selection the Nobel committee was all at sea, at least that is the opinion of the Communist Chinese government.

“Liu Xiaobo is a sentenced criminal who has violated Chinese law,” a spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The spokesman, Ma Zhaoxu, said honoring Liu “runs counter to the principles of the Nobel Peace Prize.” emphasis mine

It’s not the prize so much that hurts China it’s that dictatorships are so used these days to international organization kowtowing that is seems contrary to the principles. I think that’s unfair, after all Liu Xiaobo just as much not George Bush as their last winner was

Update: Jay Nordlinger: Rejoice!