It should go without saying that I by no means support China's recent position on Tibet.
However, it is nonetheless delicious to read an international opinion piece depicting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as a "muckraker of her own hypocrisy" whose "double standards reveal her motives and those of her kind" that "[refuse] to check their facts and find out the truth" about issues before expressing "indignation [that] is reserved for those occasions when their interests are best served."
Coincidentally, if you exchanged all references to Tibet in this piece with virtually any major issue facing our nation today, the assertions would be dead on target concerning the Speaker's modus operandi.
Consider that as you read the following column by Xinhua's Wang Jiaquan (emphasis added to heighten your entertainment pleasure):
The U.S. Speaker became a muckraker of her own hypocrisy when, out of the so-called concerns about human rights in Tibet, she pompously condemned China in Dharamsala, while enjoying the hospitality of the orchestrators of the Lhasa riots. [...]
Pelosi's double standards reveal her motives and those of her kind: their indignation is reserved for those occasions when their interests are best served.
Finding a leverage to tarnish China, 'human rights police' like Pelosi are habitually bad tempered and ungenerous when it comes to China, refusing to check their facts and find out the truth of the case - who is it who is really trampling on human rights? China or the rioters?
Her views are like so many other politicians and western media. Beneath the double standards lies their intention to serve the interest groups behind them, who want to contain or smear China.
Irrespective of the subject matter, isn't it interesting that a Chinese writer has a better grasp of Pelosi's disingenuousness than America's fawning press representatives?
I'm verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves.