The author contrasts US media treatment of a Chinese ‘dissident’ with that of Bradley Manning.
In the forefront of the minds of readers and viewers were images of a kind, altruistic and benign America doing all it has to do for a freedom loving man like Chen and negative images of China oppressing its own people who are craving for freedom and justice from the ‘communist regime’.
This brings us to another dissident. He is an American and his name is Bradley Manning.Unfortunately, there are so many naive Americans who view "news and information" coming out of their TV mind-altering-box as reality. Like so many wonderful inventions produced by the rational discipline of science, television, instead of enriching our lives and promoting our liberation, has been hijacked by the One Percent to exploit and oppress us.