Chinese Media's Perspective on Hacker Indictment

Friday, May 23, 2014

Transcript

In an unprecedented move this week, the US Justice Department brought charges against 5 Chinese military officers for allegedly hacking American companies in an act of economic espionage. Bob speaks with Jeremy Goldkorn, who analyzes the Chinese media, about how the story is playing out in China.

Guests:

Jeremy Goldkorn

Hosted by:

Bob Garfield

Comments [5]

The 3 comments on this story (before mine of today) are on point, and it is sad that even such a good and seemingly critical show as OTM seems to have become victim to the mainstream U.S. media's minimizing of the NSA leaks. The very thing that your story criticized the "controlled" Chinese media about -- for failing to point out that the US effort is for national security & to deter terrorism, while they are engaging in economic espionage -- is based on a false premise which Glenn Greenwald and the documents have exposed, as these comments also indicate. The Chinese media did not make that distinction because it is not based on fact or on the Snowden NSA revelations. It is the US general public, mass media, and now OTM in this case, which are guilty of not presenting the facts as they are, but of spinning them selectively to make the US govt./NSA role seem more innocent and justifiable. Yes, you should make this correction and acknowledgment ON THE AIR, as a minimum service to your listeners and followers. Thank you.

Jun. 02 2014 12:21 AM
aheitzer from Milwaukee, WI USA

All of the 3 preceding comments are right on, and it is sad that even such a good and seemingly critical show as OTM seems to have become victim to the mainstream U.S. media's minimizing of the NSA leaks. The very thing that your story criticized the "controlled" Chinese media about -- for failing to point out that the US effort is for national security & to deter terrorism, while they are engaging in economic espionage -- is based on a false premise which Glenn Greenwald and the documents have exposed, as your 3 comments above also indicate. The Chinese media did not make that distinction because it is not based on fact or on the Snowden NSA revelations. It is the US general public, mass media, and now OTM in this case, which are guilty of not presenting the facts as they are, but of spinning them selectively to make the US role seem more innocent and justifiable. Yes, you should make this correction and acknowledgment ON THE AIR, as a minimum service to your listeners and followers.

Jun. 02 2014 12:12 AM
Will Tomlinson from Houston, Texas

This piece shamefully propagates a meme I have heard repeated over and over again in American media: that what the NSA did was done in the name of national security, in contrast to what the Chinese did. This echoes claims made by the American government, but it ignores the actual facts. Some of the most explosive reports to come out of the Snowden leaks are about nothing less than economic espionage conducted by the NSA, perhaps most infamously when the NSA spied on the Brazilian oil company Petrobras. One of the biggest reasons that these reports were so shocking was because they directly contradicted what the White House, and even Obama himself, had clearly stated. Please correct this mistake, because I'm pulling my hair out over here as someone who has followed the NSA story closely.

May. 28 2014 03:15 PM

I agree with my fellow Brooklynite Phil Smith. Why is Bob Garfield snickering at Chinese unwillingness to see how their spying is worse than ours? It makes him look foolish.

http://radicalreboot.tumblr.com/post/86727815346/espionage-vs-national-security-spying-on-the-media

May. 24 2014 05:42 PM
Phil Smith from Brooklyn

In this piece there's an attempt to make a distinction between "espionage" by the Chinese and "data collection" by the NSA. In my mind there is no distinction both are "espionage" and the US is doing it on a much larger scale, illegally to it's own citizens and to the rest of the world. The Chinese media should be pointing out the hypocrisy, that only makes sense, what doesn't make sense is why the US media isn't reporting it in the same way. This is were the real story is.

May. 23 2014 08:48 PM

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