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Public Eye

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 26 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 26 January, 2012, 12:00am
 

Here's to the barnyard

We are all animals, it seems. Chief executive candidate Henry Tang Ying-yen has been dubbed a stupid pig. His rival Leung Chun-ying is seen as a cunning wolf. Those born this Lunar New Year are dragons. And all Hongkongers are running dogs of the British imperialists. So says Peking University professor Kong Qingdong, who got mad at some locals for berating a mainlander eating in the MTR. Since we are an equal society, Hong Kong should also be entitled to an animal tag. It's only fair. How about a cockroach? Ok, that's an insect, but if the shoe fits ...

Black hand of justice

Hold your horses, let's get this straight? Did Public Eye read it right?

Deputy Police Commissioner Xavier Tang Kam-moon says police are investigating intimidation by a security guard who allegedly threatened to smash the camera of a newsman photographing the Dolce & Gabbana storefront?

What if the guard counters that he saw a 'black shadow' coming at him and instinctively confronted it? Will Tang drop the case? After all, that's exactly what his boss, tough-guy police commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung, did with one of his own men.

The officer was videoed aggressively blocking the camera of a TV newsman filming the arrest of a protester wearing a June 4 T-shirt during Vice-Premier Li Keqiang's visit.

Tsang told incredulous legislators the officer was simply reacting to a 'black shadow'.

Public Eye is not siding with the D&G security thugs.

But since Tsang has legitimised the 'black shadow' defence, all thugs who attack the media should be free to use it, don't you think, Sheriff Tsang?

Should we make seeing a 'black shadow' reason enough to block newsmen from doing their job?

Knock it off, D&G!

Public Eye must get its eyes checked. We thought D&G's apology notice said the reason it banned locals from taking pictures of its storefront was to prevent copyright privacy. Safeguard copyright by allowing mainlanders to take pictures but not Hongkongers? Could it be D&G bosses have all lost their marbles? Do they not know that the mainland is the knock-off capital of the world? And D&G wants to prevent copyright piracy by allowing only mainlanders to take pictures of its products? That must rank alongside Tsang's 'black shadow' as one of the most ludicrous excuses ever.

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