Media criticism

The Chinese Communist Party hates the New York Times as much as America’s own wingnuts do. Birds of a feather …

[Cf. John 3:20: “Every one that doeth evil hateth the light.]


Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact:

2 thoughts on “Media criticism”

  1. Worth revisiting the controversial coverage in question –… – it's since won a Pulitzer, etc. I'm surprised that there's not been more visible reaction to this in China (although maybe I'm not paying enough attention). Maybe economic exploitation by the political elite will become a more salient issue once China's growth slowdown starts to effect more people… as long as living standards were rapidly improving for everyone, skimming a few billion here and there wasn't a problem.

  2. Would that the NYT were indeed, as Xinhua claims, "a typical Western media organization." The Chinese apparat doesn't have the same problems with Murdoch's journalists. does it?

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