Yahoo! censors portal, kisses Beijing's ass
Yahoo! has caved in to Chinese government intimidation and agreed formally to refrain from "producing, posting or disseminating pernicious information that may jeopardize state security and disrupt social stability" or spreading "superstition and obscenity," such as religious beliefs, say, or fair political analysis.
The spineless pimps have decided to accommodate repression and censorship in hopes of expanding their empire of triviality, embracing the Chinese "Public Pledge of Self-discipline," according to a report by the Associated Press
This means that Yahoo! will not make available any Web content which the local Mandarins find inconvenient, regardless of its value to the populace. And worse, local people who defy the ban on forbidden ideas will be turned in eagerly by Yahoo! staff for redeeming bouts of imprisonment and torture and received right-thinking.
So Jerry Yang knows what Jiang Zemin's ass tastes like, and apparently he digs it .... most likely because a billion penniless consumers made it sweet, and because Bill Clinton's breath is still discernible in that peculiar place. ®