Dictatorship? What Dictatorship?: Washington Post Managing Editor Chats With The Peoples' Daily

Interesting! And WAPO is a "moderate" paper?

Another luminary who pulled a "Charles Lindbergh" is Bill Gates, who stated at Davos that "China has developed a new form of Capitalism," which -- according to Gates, and with no sense of irony -- "was very responsive to the customer's needs."

He also enumerated the reasons why this Chinese capitalism was so dynamic. Essentially the list amounted to showing that China was simply retreading the days of the American "Robber Barons." A fact about which Gates was clueless.

Gates and WAPO both need to bone up on history.

Posted by Roderick Reilly at March 14, 2005 9:52 AM

Why is it that so many liberal elites feel they have to apologize for the uniqueness and success of their country? Why? Why do they feel compelled to extend their own self-hatred to their countries at large, and always in front of foreign audiences? I read yesterday that Gary Hart and George Soros were lecturing in Spain on behalf of the Zapatero government, explaining why the U.S. war on terror was ill-advised and shouldn't be supported. . . no one is arguing that our government shouldn't be criticized, but we're all Americans first.

Posted by Spear Shaker at March 14, 2005 9:56 AM

So, it is probably safe then to guess that WaPo will not say anything negative about how Communist China is threatening Taiwan?

All the Best,

Martin Lindeskog - American in spirit.
Gothenburg, Sweden.

Full disclosure: I visited Taipei in 1992! ;)

Posted by Martin Lindeskog at March 14, 2005 10:05 AM
They were not going to consult very widely, and not to compromise in making those decisions.
Presumably he means they didn't consult him personally. Posted by Dave Schuler at March 14, 2005 10:27 AM

Do we trust the People's Daily to quote anyone accurately on matters such as this? Do we trust them not to insert, shall we say, "nuance" into their translations? I think we do not.

Posted by jaed at March 14, 2005 2:18 PM

We should trust but verify. I look forward to Bennett releasing his tapes.

Posted by Gerard Van Der Leun at March 14, 2005 3:16 PM

We don't have any political point of view that we are trying to advance. We don't represent any political parties. We are not tied to any political movement.

He should have said 'today' if he wanted to be accurate (if certainly not truthful). The Washington Post started out as a Democrat-sponsored rag, back in the day when it was commonplace for political parties to do so.

Posted by P.A. Breault at March 14, 2005 4:27 PM

With all the talk about March Madness and basketball pools, wanna set up a pool to pick the date that this traitorous cretin resigns for "personal" reasons?

Talk about clueless. In the face of the almost mystical real success of the Bush doctrine, Soros and Gary Hart are lecturing Spaniards about why it's a bad idea to stop terrorists.

What a world. Just got an email from an alleged sane acquaintance letting me know that Bush is being run by the Jews following a plan laid down long ago by Rothschild and Rockefeller.

We really do have our work cut out for ourselves.

Posted by erp at March 15, 2005 4:15 AM

Wow...people who don't trust the MSM in the U.S. taking a Communist rag at face value. Pure genius.

Posted by Brian Carnell at March 16, 2005 5:53 AM

Why do you trust a Communist news source for this information?

Well, it turns out that--surprise!--the Commies distorted what Bennett actually said:


So, what I want to know, is if Vanderleun is a Communist? Answer the question now, do not wait for the translation!

Posted by David Peleru at March 16, 2005 10:16 AM

Not a Communist although I admit to been in bed with a few in my youth.

Posted by Gerard Van Der Leun at March 16, 2005 10:43 AM