Chinese government spoiler tactics? These sorts of pictures and "mis-edited" footage have been used to blacken the name of campaigns before. The tactic is simple - release photos/ film that "shows" a misdemeanor on the part of the government, and then prove the picture/ video footage has been falsified in order to cast doubt on the actual events.
These kinds of tactics were used in Northern Ireland (British Intelligence had a multi-million pound funded department devoted to this kind of black-propaganda). A fantastic book on the topic can be found here - http://www.amazon.com/Ireland-Propaganda-War-Politics-Studies/dp/0861047575
Friday, 16 May 2008