Patterico's Pontifications

6/25/2011

China Is Out-Doing Us in Everything, Including Sexting Scandals!

Filed under: General — Aaron Worthing @ 11:13 am

[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here.  Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.]

I just found this kind of amusing where apparently China has had not one, but two sexting scandals.  That is right the commie rat bastards* are even trying to outdo us in public humiliation!  Read this in shame, Americans:

Anthony Weiner is not alone.

It turns out the married congressman from New York, who submitted his resignation Monday after he was discovered using Twitter to send messages and explicit photos of himself to six different women, has company: a Chinese government official in the southern province of Jiangsu who recently managed to compromise himself on the popular Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo.

According to local media reports, Xie Zhiqiang, head of the Liyang City Sanitation Bureau, was fired Tuesday after he was discovered using Weibo to arrange an illicit rendezvous with a woman presumed to be his mistress — apparently unaware that messages posted to the site were visible to the public.

And there was a second sexting scandal which has something else in common with Weinergate:

The scandal comes just a month after billionaire investor Wang Gongquan used Sina Weibo to publicly announce that he was giving up everything and eloping with his mistress in China’s biggest social-media event so far this year.

That’s right, its from Weinergate to Wang-gate!

And incidentally, before anyone says, “who cares? He’s a private citizen!” do remember that there really is no such thing in totalitarian China.  Mind you, I don’t care very much about this (meaning I would be very surprised if I end up blogging about this again), but that distinction is less applicable in China.

At the same time, feel free to doubt the veracity of any part of this story, given that it comes from…  totalitarian China.

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* I say that jokingly recognizing that in fact the modern Chinese government only pretends to be communist–what they really are, are totalitarians and crony capitalists.

[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]

12 Comments

  1. Wait till those Taiwanese animators get a hold of this,

    Comment by ian cormac (72470d) — 6/25/2011 @ 11:25 am

  2. I understand that Wang was caught sexting with Long Duc Dong and Hung Well

    Comment by Pious Agnostic (6048a8) — 6/25/2011 @ 11:28 am

  3. How about pulling together the two scandals as Dirty Wang-gate, using Xie Z.’s sanitation connection.

    And from there it can get bad……Ripe-Wang-gate, or link Weiner into it with Weiner-Wang-Dump-gate.

    Comment by East Bay Jay (19f566) — 6/25/2011 @ 11:35 am

  4. Pious

    in my work I had to deal with a vietnamese man named Phat. He couldn’t speak much english so he arranged for his brother to translate. His name? Phuc.

    Seriously, not making that up.

    Comment by Aaron Worthing (73a7ea) — 6/25/2011 @ 11:36 am

  5. I’ll wait to comment on this until Tommy Xtopher and GennetteC tell me what to believe.

    Comment by Judas Asparagus (3a32bf) — 6/25/2011 @ 11:52 am

  6. Out, Damn Sock!

    Comment by RB (3a32bf) — 6/25/2011 @ 11:53 am

  7. Aaron,

    Lots of Vietnamese live in my home town of Orlando. They enrich the community in many positive ways, the unintentional humor in many of their names not the least.

    I often wonder what common American names transliterate into other languages.

    Comment by Pious Agnostic (6048a8) — 6/25/2011 @ 12:18 pm

  8. Pious

    I think in Japan, Aaron means “super awesome mega-lover of women!”

    i could be wrong, or hallucinating, though.

    Comment by Aaron Worthing (73a7ea) — 6/25/2011 @ 12:21 pm

  9. So, since the other threads are tapped about, the most recent silliness, is by Matthew Zeitlin, in the New REpublic, where he says the President should just ignore the debt ceiling, agreeing in part, is Journolister Jonathan Zasloff, last seen
    suggesting Fox be pushed right off the air, ‘for
    our own good’ of course.

    Comment by ian cormac (72470d) — 6/25/2011 @ 1:20 pm

  10. “Lots of Vietnamese live in my home town of Orlando. They enrich the community in many positive ways, the unintentional humor in many of their names not the least.

    I often wonder what common American names transliterate into other languages.”

    Somewhere in here belongs my growing conviction that a minimum of two thirds of the Chinese and/or Japanese ideographs that people wear, hang on their walls, or tattoo on their flesh really mean “Clueless Roundeyes”

    Comment by C. S. P. Schofield (8b1968) — 6/25/2011 @ 1:50 pm


  11. in my work I had to deal with a vietnamese man named Phat. He couldn’t speak much english so he arranged for his brother to translate. His name? Phuc.

    So, when you wanted to speak to them both, did you go, “Hey, Phat, Phuc!!”… :D

    Comment by Smock Puppet, Vietnamese Taunting Specialist (c9dcd8) — 6/25/2011 @ 11:22 pm

  12. smock

    I think my tongue bled from having to bite it. :-)

    Comment by Aaron Worthing (73a7ea) — 6/25/2011 @ 11:27 pm

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