i am not a barbaric flag waving patrot.
But i am human
When nine-year-old Lin Miaoke launched into Ode to the Motherland at the Olympic opening ceremony, she became an instant star.
"Tiny singer wins heart of nation," China Daily sighed; "Little girl sings, impresses the world," gushed another headline, perhaps in reference to Lin's appearance on the front of the New York Times. Countless articles lauded the girl in the red dress who "lent her voice" to the occasion.
But now it emerges that Lin was lent someone else's voice, following high-level discussions - which included a member of the Politburo - on the relative photogenicity of small children.
The recording to which Lin mouthed along on Friday was by the even younger Yang Peiyi. It seems that Yang's uneven teeth, while unremarkable in a seven-year-old, were considered potentially damaging to China's international image.
I do. It's about making an evil regime look respectable.
A 7 year old girl with a voice like that is not beautiful eh? And so much so that a giant lie was constructed by state officials.
What a load of shite. Switch it off.
Maybe we won't next time now that we have seen where it leads when an unopposed elite can blow £40 billion on patting themselves on the back.
I think the IOC is the most corrupt unarmed organisation in the world.
Sport is the last thing on their minds.
Muhammad Ali threw his gold medal in the river when he saw the alloy underneath the varnish.