Jeremy Goldkorn by Fons1 via Flickr
Angry citizens took the fire in the hotel of the new Central China TV (CCTV) complex as a thankful excuses to show their dislike of the official propaganda machine. Media expert Jeremy Goldkorn comments in the LA Times on the position of CCTV in China:
… [A]mong China’s young, educated and urban, the stodgy network has long been a subject of ridicule, both for its low production values and its propagandistic news coverage.
Authorities tried to controle the news about the fire, but the internet media were much fast.