Who's your former leader?
Our current leader is Mr Hu. We love him so much.
(continued) ... heehee ... I thought you were going to say God or the Pope ... and for the record, I dont love Mr Hu ...
We are praying for Mr Jiang, God can delay his recruitment. Sure, it's a need to know if really he is still alive.
Kulo, I guess we have the right to know.
pretty sure this is all a myth, as I think I just saw Jiang in KFC (buying a family bucket)...
Well, we shall pray and wish for the best. Only God/budda knows.
(continued) ... just saw this on Facebook and meat-ed it out from the Internet ...
Captain America, KnowYourMeme only lists it as a "hoax" as part of a wiki category about Internet death rumors. That site is for staying up to speed with Internet humor; it's not Snopes or Urban Legends.
Will be the end of the Shanghai Clique?
he's already dead almost a week. u will see the news soon.
If there weren't some truth to the rumor, the state media would have most certainly denied it openly rather than censoring every fucking Baidu search with the word 江.
The rumor started because Jiang was absent from the big 90th anniversary gala. It spread because the gubbermint tried too hard to keep it quiet. Censorship always fails the moment it is noticed, because when you interfere with people's natural desire for information, they always assume the worst. Chinese people are at least as cynical as Westerners. Remember that.
Note that the vociferous denials are in English.
Next week, Jiang will be officially dead, and the gubbermint will stand by the false denial by saying Jiang had been alive but in critical condition until the moment the story went to press. Chinese state media is quite timely like that.
(continued) who wants to go Haagen Dazs?
Indeed. An asshole dispensing hot, steaming, corn-pocked logs of ugly truth and crazy wisdom. Not that it matters to shit-eaters. You're going to complain anyway, so why should I bother rolling my turds in sugar before I serve them to you?
pope (aka me) not your leader, high priest?
KnowYourMeme is a very solid source of information about memes. It's reputable for that purpose. But it's not a source of news. They're not fact checkers. Moreover, they never actually called anything a hoax; this just got lumped into the same category because of the story's similarity to other Internet death rumor phenomena. You seem to be information illiterate.
But by all means, share your ill-informed opinions all you want. My tendency to point out when other people are being foolish has never actually stopped them from continuing to be foolish.
My point is that aside from a muted response from Xinhua, most of the denials have appeared in the foreign language press. Why would they respond to a Chinese netizen phenomenon primarily through the foreign language press?
I'm not prophesizing. It'd be cheap considering how much we already know about the guy's age and health. He is, however, a solid pick for a dead pool.
Far from giving a shit about Jiang's health, I merely pointed out that you were absolutely wrong for citing KnowYourMeme, because you not only failed to read the article itself, but you seemed to completely misunderstand the purpose of the site, treating it as a source of news when it is really just a website for archiving Internet jokes. If that doesn't demonstrate information illiteracy, I don't know what does. Whether you want to interpret that as an insult or a valid observation is up to you.
But instead of admitting that you were wrong, you served up a weak excuse it by saying you were just sharing an opinion.
Well. Guess what?
I have a meta-opinion. To wit: your opinion is made of fail. Deal with it.
When you come up with half-assed sarcasm like "Sorry, sir Dando. I know you have sole rights to [share points of view] here," then you're begging for abuse. Don't act like I escalated toward insults, you passive-aggressive intellectual weakling. Ironic that you'd accuse me of 4chan-style insultocratic trolling after you cited an archive of 4chan jokes as an authority on Jiang Zemin's health.
I'll give you some "'well-informed' information" as soon as I figure out what the fuck that is.
News seems to confirm that Mr Jiang was admitted in the hospital with a fever and the Dr adviced him to rest at home because it would be too physically demanding to sit for too long in the 90th anniverary of CPC.
So, I guess the rumor migh be wrong, let see how they can come up with his images to let people believe.
So he might be alive
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Next, explain to me how information can become informed.
It's awfully cute to watch guys like you and Scott try to attack my writing style. You couldn't write your way out of a wet paper bag.
And pens are pointy.
(continued) ... and people says that they learn nothing on this site ...
die another day ,heard about it and i would be ture.
it would be ture.
Yes. Yes, this. I'm sure that the gubbermint even subsidizes the 五毛当 to infiltrate the Something Awful forums, meeting place of the Secret Internet Elitist Superstructure, a sacred ground upon which I dare not tread because I don't have $10.
Maybe they even use IRC. Or fucking USENET. That's how 1337 the river crabs are.