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Is Sally Jenkins trying to get kicked out of China?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Jim Tom Pinch, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Jim Tom Pinch

    Jim Tom Pinch Active Member

    I like Sally Jenkins alot and she appears to see her role in the Washington Post's Olympic coverage as looking at all the political happenings and ramifications at the games. She's doing a terrific job of it.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/06/AR2008080600246.html

    Will the Chinese government leave her alone?
     
  2. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    Jenkins wrote: "The Olympics are supposed to be apolitical ..."

    Really? When did that ever happen?

    Hell, China blocked firejoemorgan.com. Is anyone really shocked that China is censoring the press, athletes, etc.? How the hell did they get these Games anyway? Oh, right, the Olympics are apolitical ...
     
  3. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Good for her. I hope we see more coverage about the political situation there.
     
  4. Mediator

    Mediator Member

    Way to stir the pot as a columnist. If she is right, and the Chinese try to silence her, it will draw more attention to the issue. If not, she can continue to produce provocative pieces like this. Either way, her readers are well served.
     
  5. broadway joe

    broadway joe Guest

    Good column by Jenkins, as usual. I read the first page of comments, though, and had to stop. The Washington Post has its share of dumbass readers, too. Not surprising, maybe, but depressing.
     
  6. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    That's an excellent point, Mediator. Hopefully other journalists over there will realize this when they're deciding whether they want to write/broadcast something about a political issue.
     
  7. Monroe Stahr

    Monroe Stahr Member

    I'd love to know how she snuck a flamethrower into the country.
     
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Ironic that Jim Tom Pinch started a thread on Sally Jenkins...
     
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Not gonna see that kind of discussion from this guy....
    http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080808/SPORTS17/80808045
     
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Sally Jenkins is one of my favorite reads. This one did not disappoint.
     
  11. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Plaschke gives it a shot too.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-olyplaschke9-2008aug09,0,5968419.column
     
  12. FreddiePatek

    FreddiePatek Active Member

    Outstanding, Sally. Well done.
     
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