The Mythical Tiananmen Square “Massacre”

Posted: May 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

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There are hundreds of thousands of hyperlinks to books, news, articles, and videos that describing the Tiananmen Square “massacre” – despite the fact that, in 1998, Washington Post journalist Jay Mathews confessed in the Columbia Journalism Review that “no one died at Tiananmen Square” and that “it is hard to find a journalist who has not contributed to the misimpression”.

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Global Research, May 17, 2017

When we search the internet for ‘Tiananmen Square Massacre’, there are hundreds of thousands of hyperlinks to books, news, articles, and videos that describe the event as a “Massacre”; and even the reputable Encyclopaedia Britannica also cites the Western media as sources to describe the 1989 incident as a “Massacre”. 

This is despite the fact that, in 1998, Washington Post journalist Jay Mathews confessed in the Columbia Journalism Review that “no one died at Tiananmen Square” and that “it is hard to find a journalist who has not contributed to the misimpression”.

In 2004, the Christian Science Monitor revealed that Human Rights Watch decided not to publish their 52-page eye-witness report that confirmed the Chinese side of the story. In 2009, BBC journalist James Miles admitted that he had “conveyed the wrong impression.” CBS journalist, Richard Roth also confessed in 2009…

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Comments
    • Do you really believe this, Simon? I’m sure John Simpson is a lovely person but it would be great to see this verified by at least one other source – the BBC is notorious for going along with US propaganda and disinformation.

  1. Kenneth T. says:

    I guess we shouldn’t “trust” wikipedia.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiananmen_Square_protests_of_1989
    Hahaha, did I use the word, trust? It us Wikipedia, after-all. gwahaha

  2. Alan Scott says:

    28 years later, it emerges that US media promulgated lies and distortions about what happened in Tiananmen Square. Probably we will hear, sometime around the year 2045, that they have been doing the same about Turkey, Russia, Syria, Venezuela etc.

  3. Sad to think I’m very unlikely to be around by then, Alan. I could live to 98 but given my family history, I think it’s unlikely.

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