China condemns G n' R's "Chinese Democracy"


In one of the most politically and musically unsurprising press releases in history, the Chinese state media spoke out in protest of the recent Guns and Roses release "Chinese Democracy."

This from the Associated Press:

In an article Monday headlined "American band releases album venomously attacking China," the Global Times said unidentified Chinese Internet users had described the album as part of a plot by some in the West to "grasp and control the world using democracy as a pawn."

The album "turns its spear point on China," the article said.

Satirizing a statement like this would only gild a gorgeous lily, but it can only be assumed that the Chinese media proxies responsible for the release haven't subjected themselves to the album's content. In this respect, if in no other, the informational health of the heavily censored nation can be strongly envied.