Open Thread

For general discussion and debate. Possibly preposterous talking point: How much worse is China's state-controlled media than ours? Consider this report from the Associated Press (paragraph break removed):

According to the state-run media, anti-Chinese government protests that marred the Olympic torch-lighting ceremony simply didn't happen. State-controlled Chinese media did not mention the embarrassing disruption, which took place Monday in Greece when a protester evaded security and ran up behind Beijing Olympic organizing committee President Liu Qi as he was giving a speech.

Now, consider that on a daily basis, America's mainstream media choose not to report incidents and events inconvenient to their agenda. With that in mind, what are the differences -- other than state control -- between our media and that of China?