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Chinese paper: Sheen ignored 'presidential' father's advice

Charlie and Martin Sheen

This has nothing to do with the Bay Area journalism scene, but we thought we’d pass along a link to a remarkable column in the main Chinese Communist Party newspaper, Global Times, and its take on Charlie Sheen. The point of the column is that the Sheen controversy would have never happened in China because of their superior culture. In the second to the last graf, the editorial says:

Well, Martin Sheen did play the president on “The West Wing.”

Other quotes from this column:

Global Times concludes by advising readers that “Racism, spousal abuse, addiction, politics, mental illness, boasting about mistresses — these are all subjects best dealt with behind closed doors.”

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