Monday, December 18, 2006

Japan admits forums were stage-managed

This is precious. The government paid people money to ask questions during some "town meetings" that were arranged as a show of good old democratic fundamentals. Turns out it was manipulated.

In six town meetings focusing on education, the government coached audience members to ask questions that advanced the government's stated goal of bringing patriotism, discipline and moral values to public schools.

Moral values? If this is what's on offer...

1 comment:

Brian said...

Good, incisive post. Would be worth elaborating upon should you have the time.
Brian Gaynor