EYES WIDE SHUT


There was a news briefing of IOC and BOCOG officials where some reporters had the audacity to ask about things like two local elderly women being sentenced to a year of hard labor for protests, media access to Tibet, a lack of activity at protest zones and Internet censorship.

You know, little things known as legitimate issues.

"There is such hostility and criticism in this room," said BOCOG vice president Wang Wei. "It just reflects how biased the media is against China and how little it understands China."

Sometimes, they pass out notebooks or pens or other items at the conclusion of such press meetings. At this one, rumor is they gave out a book titled "Brainwashed: Why It's Cool to Accept Abhorrent Ideals."