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Daily Mail Writes Fake Story About Fake Sun Rising Over China

by | 21st, January 2014

SO smoggy is it in  Beijing that local crowd around bit tellies to get a look at the sun they once knew. Well, so said the  Daily Mail, whose James Nye reported:

The smog has become so thick in Beijing that the city’s natural light-starved masses have begun flocking to huge digital commercial television screens across the city to observe virtual sunrises.

One supposes there is a moon and stars show after dark:

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Other news organs agreed with the story:

Time :

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The HuffPost


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Paul Bischoff read the story. He said:

“The sunrise was probably on the screen for less than 10 seconds at a time, as it was part of an ad for tourism in China’s Shandong province… Look closely, and you can even see the Shandong tourism logo in the bottom right corner.”



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Nye adds:

“I couldn’t see the tall buildings across the street this morning,” said a traffic coordinator at a busy Beijing intersection who gave only his surname, Zhang. “The smog has gotten worse in the last two to three years. I often cough, and my nose is always irritated. But what can you do? I drink more

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