Further to Anthony’s latest post about the execution of the head of China’s Food and Drug Administration, this week’s Alanis Morissette Award goes to the Beijing Public Security and Statistics Bureaux. From Reuters, via The Scotsman:
A Briton who has spent years trying to convince foreigners that China is not as repressive as Western media often portray it to be has been ordered to stop publication of his politically sensitive newsletter.
Surely it could only be called the Alanis Morissette Award if it turns out, in fact, that it’s not actually ironic…
It’s an award for failing to understand the meaning of irony. Mind you, she seems to have a much firmer grasp on the concept these days.