Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Different Perspectives: Satellite Photos of Obama's Inauguration, which China Censored

The Guardian UK is displaying satellite images of the mall from yesterday's inauguration. Thank you to the Guardian for the images.

For yet another angle, the BBC has reported that Chinese News Agencies edited the following passages from Obama's inaugural address:

-- world leaders who "blame their society's ills on the West"
-- "To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history"
-- "Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions." . . . the word 'communism' was censored.

A different perspective, indeed.