Media’s Fears for Beijing Olympics Justified?

Your antennae are properly tuned if you have a media-driven feeling of trepidation about the Beijing Olympics. If they’re not fussing about needing oxygen masks, they’re carrying on about having their phones tapped. They worry about being caught in numerous political crises, from Tibet to Falun Gong to boycotts galore. The paranoia levels now challenge the smog levels.

Screaming woman

(Pictured: Media reaction to Beijing Olympics)

Then again, it’s hard to fault them when all of their personal information disappears from an office desk, including passport data. That’s what happened at the BBC this week. Vital knowledge about all 400+ staff headed to the Olympics, stored in two folders in preparation for the trip, disappeared. Police have been contacted about the matter. Read more…