People Hired to Read Propaganda Script for TV Interviews

March 16, 2020 Updated: March 16, 2020

In many TV interviews in China, the interviewee reads from a script prepared by the journalist, to ensure everyone’s statement conforms to the Chinese communist party’s guidelines.

Woman: When General Secretary of the Party Xi Jinping came to Wuhan, he emphasized the importance of psychological intervention. As a community worker at the grassroot level, we have also actively provided counsel to the residents. His speech has further motivated us grassroot workers. It has given local residents more confidence in winning the battle against the coronavirus.

Cameraman whispered: Pass.

Woman: Is it good enough? We can do it one more time if needed.