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Sensationalism at the Shanghai Daily

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Danwei has recently been accused of sensationalistic headline writing. But we have a lot to learn from the Shanghai Daily, who displayed their tabloid prowess recently in a story about your correspondent's home country:




MURDER RATE STUMPS SOUTH AFRICA COPS

Watch your back in South Africa. They kill folks here. Murder them at a bewildering rate.

Robbers kill their victims, bystanders kill criminals, family members kill each other.

Gunbattles erupt on streets and in shopping malls. Passers-by whip out pistols and join in firefights between criminals and police or security guards.

Yes, that is what we South Africans do. Give us a chance we'll strangle our siblings and shoot our parents. We love nothing better than an impromptu gun battle on our way home from work, and if we get bored when strolling around a shopping mall, why, the only natural thing to do is run amok with an AK47!

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Maybe they are just running out of story ideas...

But I'm amused by this piece indeed. Salute to South African bravos~! :D

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