Posts Tagged ‘copies’

Official Chinese Propaganda 75% Off: CHINA DAILY Newspaper Used To Be Free – Then $1 – Now 25 Cents

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

First it was free and then it cost $1 at newsstands.

But that didn’t work out, obliviously.

So this is the latest tack – a price reduction:

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Most of the paper’s editorial staff are still Chinese, whose English reports are ‘polished’ by a small group of expatriate editors employed on short-term contracts.”

Oh, I see.

Carry on then.

Unwanted, Unsolicited Copies of “The Ed Lee Story” Litter Our Streets – Who Opted In? – If We Can Ban Phone Books…

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

[UPDATE: Looks like the opt-in theory is dead, as Jesse Mullan of Fine Internets reports that The Ed Lee Story: An Unexpected Mayor was actually delivered to candidate Dennis Herrera’s house. How wude!]

Now of course there’s a First Amendment issue about telephone book companies being banned from delivering useless telephone books willy-nilly to the residents of San Francisco, but that’s not stopping us from trying to stop delivery of useless telephone books.

So if we are banning unwanted telephone books, why do we allow copies of the laughable Ed Lee Story: An Unelected Mayor to be strewn about the Avenues?

Thusly.

Here’s the sitch as it is right now in the Richmond: 

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Oh here’s another a few houses over – Ed’s waiting for you to come home!

The copies I saw strewn about are just like the books what come around every so often, pretty much. I mean, these aren’t campaign fliers, they’re full-on paperback books with 132 pages each.

Anyway, each Ed Lee for Mayor book had a Post-It Note what said, “Hope you enjoy the book. Vote ED! :)” ad naseum, all in identical girlish handwriting.

(So that’s what those high school students are being “organized” to do for $11 per hour? O.K. fine, but can you imagine the typical high school student writing thousands of Post It Notes to support the conservative, pro-business candidate?)

You’ll find a slightly different message on the copies that are showing up in the “Free, Take One” remainder bins across town –  “We love you,” they say.

It’s safe at this point to mention that the printer made too many copies, I think, that somebody overestimated demand for this tome.

If only there were a place we could send all these unwanted books.

Mmmmmm….

I wonder if they’re recyclable?

Oh well…

Waking Up to Find Eight Copies of China Daily on Your Stoop – Free Propaganda from the Red Chinese Government

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Uh, ChinaDaily what?

(Remember when the San Francisco Examiner used to deliver newspapers to your door every day whether you asked for them or not?)

Good morning!

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At first, I thought that this could be a house organ from our area Falun Gong, but it turns out that China Daily is an official “state-owned enterprise” of the People’s Republic of China.

This publication is like Radio Free Europe, but the opposite and in reverse.

Now, are these weekly papers being distributed in Mission District cafes nowadays as well? Apparently:

Chinese soft power reaches the Mission cafe universe: China Daily, the PRC’s English language newspaper, now found in cafes in SF.”

O.K. then.

But don’t feel left out – you can always check out the Twitter feed.

So, it’s like Yuan legislation, O.K., and then cloud computing, O.K., and then Key people in the 1911 Revolution, WTF?

Look for a copy of  China Daily to appear on your San Francisco stoop someday.

Hurray?

“I for one welcome our new _____ overlords. I’d like to remind them that as a trusted media personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves…”

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